Articles on "Live in Care"

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 […]