Articles on "Home Health Aide"

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 […]

July 24, 2003 12:00 am

How To Remain at Home: Home Care Agencies

Home care includes a wide variety of services-from skilled intravenous therapy to snow shoveling-all provided to individuals in their homes or in an assisted, nursing, or hospital facility. Home care often supplements the care individuals receive in a hospital or facility; 25% of the care we classify as home care is actually performed in hospitals or facilities. Whether performed in the comfort of their own homes or in a facility, home care helps seniors to maintain their independence. Additionally, home […]