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There’s No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home

According to the AARP, 80 percent of American seniors desire to stay in their homes for the remainder of their lives. This process is known as “aging in place.” Seniors choose to age in place for many reasons: proximity to family, familiarity, convenience, a desire to maintain independence, as well as safety and security. With advancing age there are physical changes related to declining health and chronic diseases which may compromise a person’s ability to remain living independently. There are [...]

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Real Life Story–Right at Home and Mary Poole Hartsock

Real Life Story–Right at Home and Mary Poole Hartsock
“As long as I am well and able to do for other people, that is what I want to do,” said Mary Poole Hartsock, who, at 90 years old, is still working as an in-home caregiver for Right at Home of[...]

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Real-Life Story–Options for Senior America Corp.

Real-Life Story–Options for Senior America Corp.
“Ben is wonderful. He is so good at reading my husband’s personality and gauging his needs,” said Elizabeth* of Katshina “Ben” Nosonga, her husband’s in-home caregiver provided by Options[...]

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Real-Life Story–Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) Hospice

Beverly Kitzinger was a woman with incredible faith and undeniable strength. The mother of five children, she was also an accomplished elementary school teacher, who taught in the Montgomery County[...]

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Real-Life Story–Visiting Angels

Real-Life Story–Visiting Angels
The year 2006 took a toll on Kim Moyer’s family. As her parents were approaching their 60th wedding anniversary that June, her father passed away. Just a few months later, her mother Dorothy[...]

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P-B Health Home Care Agency–Real Life Story

P-B Health Home Care Agency–Real Life Story
Throughout her life, Mrs. Georgia Dunlap stressed the importance of education and earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in this field. During her studies at Winston-Salem State University[...]

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New Survey Examines Public’s Views on End-of-Life Medical Treatments

At a time of national debate over health care costs and insurance, a new Pew Research Center survey on end-of-life decisions finds most Americans say there are some circumstances in which doctors and[...]

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Avoiding Unnecessary Hospitalizations

Hospitalizations can be necessary and appropriate, but in some instances may be avoidable. Unnecessary hospitalizations are not only costly but can also slow down the recovery process. Evidence from[...]

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Home Care Association of America Announces National Caregiver of the Year Winner

The Home Care Association of America (HCAOA), formerly the National Private Duty Association (NPDA) the national voice of private home care agencies, has announced its 2013 Caregiver of the[...]

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