Articles on "Home Health Aide"

A Difficult Situation Becomes a Positive Experience with Home Healthcare
December 16, 2011 5:52 pm

A Difficult Situation Becomes a Positive Experience with Home Healthcare

For Elizabeth Thompson, there was nothing more fulfilling than reaching out to her greater community, whether it was through her teaching or involvement in charitable organizations. Having received her Masters in Education from the University of Virginia, she taught elementary-age children for several years.  Elizabeth said she enjoyed interacting with the young minds and playing a role in the development of their sense of self.  Aside from teaching, she was involved with Habitat for Humanity and could often be seen […]

July 28, 2011 2:12 pm

A Veteran Finds a Dependable Home Health Agency

England native Christine Aaron can often be heard sharing her stories from serving in the War.  The 88-year-old veteran, whose duties included helping distribute uniforms, refers to herself as a ‘bird’ in those years. Following her discharge due to a bout with pneumonia, she met an American whom she married and settled with in Towson, Md.  They had three children as Christine pursued a career as a care worker. When her husband passed away, she proceeded to live with her […]

Finding a New Family with Senior Care Experts
February 17, 2011 11:40 am

Finding a New Family with Senior Care Experts

Families are there for each other to celebrate the good times and help each other through the challenging times. Elizabeth Dusa had spent a lifetime caring for her son, but when her health began to turn, he became her loyal and compassionate caregiver in return. Unfortunately, he passed away suddenly, leaving Elizabeth alone with no remaining family or support. Elizabeth grew up in Pennsylvania and is of Hungarian descent. When her son was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, she was urged […]

A Home Health Service Becomes an Extended Family
October 13, 2010 1:06 pm

A Home Health Service Becomes an Extended Family

Over the years, nothing has meant more to Trudy than her family. She enjoyed taking care of her husband of 43 years, their two children and their home. She has also taken pride in becoming a grandmother of two. Therefore, when she found herself needing assistance, it was important to Trudy and her loved ones to have a caregiver that felt like family. A widow for 22 years, Trudy had been living with her daughter when she took a fall […]

A Great Life with a Home Health Agency
October 13, 2010 12:51 pm

A Great Life with a Home Health Agency

Not many people can say they have reached the milestones that Mabel and Frenis Hoffman have. Married at the ages of 16 and 18, the couple recently celebrated their 71st anniversary. Although they have supported one another throughout the years, they are currently happy to have additional care from a home health agency. After serving in WWII as a combat infantryman, Frenis taught eighth grade science for 25 years while Mabel worked as a secretary and moved up to management […]

Finding the Needed In-Home Care
June 22, 2010 12:34 pm

Finding the Needed In-Home Care

William F. Macklin spent a great deal of his life serving others and his country. After graduating from the Baltimore County Public School System, he joined the United States Air Force in 1955 until he received an honorable discharge in 1959. Thereafter, William worked as a correctional officer in Sykesville and was later employed as a supervisor for the Mass Transit Administration (MTA). Following his retirement, he remained a member and Deacon of Concord Baptist Church. It was William’s daughter, […]

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 15, 2009 4:39 pm

Find an Aging in Place Specialist in Home Health Aide

Countless studies have shown that homeowners overwhelmingly prefer to age in a familiar place, but when daily life can become too much to manage, substantial home alternations may be necessary. Certified Aging-In-Place specialists (CAPS) can help reconcile the need for a familiar environment with the need to prioritize safety and accessibility. Such specialists have been trained in the specific needs of the older adult population and unique ways to modify homes. They are also experts in designing common remodeling projects […]

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 […]