Articles on "Live in Care"

Loving Life–Right at Home
October 14, 2013 8:01 pm

Loving Life–Right at Home

By Christy Brudin She was the love of his life. He was the husband of her dreams. Now, she honors his memory by loving life. “I married the perfect boy. He was wonderful to me,” Mary Elizabeth “Sweets” Summers said of her late husband, George Maynard Summers. “I really couldn’t have had a better husband.” At 97, Sweets is still active and involved in the local community. A fiercely independent woman, she is committed to remaining in the home she [...]

Time to Connect–Seabury Resources for Aging
August 14, 2013 5:46 pm

Time to Connect–Seabury Resources for Aging

By Christy Brudin Whether you are forging a friendship or building a business, creating strong bonds is hard work. In a world filled with quick solutions and easy fixes, the act of building relationships still requires perseverance. Connecting takes time. Seabury Resources for Aging has been taking the time to connect with older adults in the greater Washington, D.C. area for nearly 90 years. The private, nonprofit organization focuses on providing personalized, affordable services and housing options to help older [...]

Visiting Angels-Real Life Story
May 28, 2013 9:19 pm

Visiting Angels-Real Life Story

After her mother passed away, Ann May knew that her father, Robert (“Bob”) Maroncelli, was no longer going to be able to live independently. As a nurse with more than 20 years of experience in the home care industry, Ann was well aware of the array of home care options available, and she knew that her father wanted to remain in his long-time home. Bob and his wife, “Mickey,” moved to their home in Buckingham Springs retirement community several decades [...]

June 24, 2009 4:49 pm

Filling a Family Role: Picking the Right Homecare

There are many situations in which home care goes beyond the necessary assistance with daily living. In the case of those whose loved ones have passed or those without children, a caregiver can often fill that familial companion role. One such example is that of Bertha Siegel. Initially a full-charge bookkeeper, she went on to own a company in Baltimore with her husband. The couple did not have children and were married for 61 years before his passing. Down the [...]

May 18, 2009 1:24 pm

Make Homes Safer for Active Adult and Senior Living

There is no question that for many Americans, home is where the heart is. Contrary to popular stereotypes, most older adults close to retirement age do not choose to pack up and move to warmer climates in their retirement years. According to a recent AARP study, nearly ninety percent of adults 50 and older want to remain in their current home and community. And who can blame them? It’s the place they’ve shared their lives together and often raised a [...]

May 5, 2009 12:00 pm

How to Assess Your Home as Healthcare Ready

As a person ages, everyday activities often become challenging. This results in a lower quality of life on many levels, from the physical to the psychological. The results of a unique home intervention study showed that individualizing home evaluations and involving the patient in decision-making can have a dramatic positive effect on functional abilities. The following interview with Laura N. Gitlin, Ph.D, a research sociologist and professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy and director of the Center for Applied [...]

December 27, 2007 12:00 am

Senior Living: An Accessible and Safer Home

Inabelle Levin has always loved going to the opera and attending concerts and plays. But among her various interests, nothing compares to her passion for teaching. And through her personal determination and research along with the help of Greg Sieb, an aging-in-place specialist, she can now remain at home working as an academic tutor. For several months, Inabelle’s family and friends were urging her to move into an assisted living home. Due to the difficulty she has with mobility, they [...]

Home Care Providers Help Families Negotiate Challenges
December 21, 2005 12:00 am

Home Care Providers Help Families Negotiate Challenges

In January 2005, Molly Borders realized that her family needed help. Her mother, Frances, was suffering from dementia. Although she had been recently discharged from the hospital, she was unable to safely return to her home in Chevy Chase and was living temporarily in an assisted living community. Molly’s father, Bill, was still living in their family home, but he was clearly overwhelmed. The Borders’ home was filled with over 50 years of accumulations. Papers, boxes, bags and mail were [...]

September 1, 2005 12:00 am

Home Health Care

Are you or a loved one struggling with health issues that are making it harder to remain at home? Are you looking for care to help you recover from surgery or an injury? Do you need help with household chores or activities of daily living? Is managing a long-term illness becoming more difficult? Home Health Care is a rapidly growing field in the senior care industry that may help families negotiate these challenges and remain in their own home. When [...]

July 24, 2003 12:00 am

How To Feel Safe at Home with Personal Response Systems: Home Health Aide

A personal response system (PRS), sometimes called a PERS (personal emergency response system) answers the need of many older Americans for both security and independence. Many organizations, including the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), encourage their use, but for the consumer choosing from among the many brands on the market, buying a PRS can be confusing. What is a PRS? A PRS is a relatively simple tool to help keep the user in contact with friends, family, and, if [...]