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Better Stroke Recovery with In-Home Care

Know What You’re Facing - Facts About Strokes in the United States Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. Every 3.5 minutes, someone dies of stroke. Every year, more than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke and about 610,000 of those are first time or new strokes. Nearly 1 in 4 strokes happen to people who have experienced a stroke previously. Stroke is a leading cause of serious [...]

The Important Roles of Professional Caregivers

As November welcomes Thanksgiving, it also marks another important yearly milestone – National Homecare and Hospice Month. Among the many reasons to be thankful this year, one of our greatest is for the caregivers, hospice nurses, and therapists that care for the elderly and those living with illness or injury. In fact, professional caregivers contribute immensely to the quality of life of patients and their families. Every year, over five million Americans receive compassionate, high-quality care from home. Those advancing in age prefer in-home care – a recent poll shows that [...]

Nursing Homes Vs. In Home Care- The Pros and Cons

Put your loved one in a home – their own “When I get old, you’ll just put me in a home somewhere.” When you’re young, this statement sometimes gets thrown around as the punchline of a joke. As you age, it’s not quite as funny. And, once you reach your retirement years and beyond, the laughter is replaced by fear. One of seniors’ biggest fears is dying alone in a strange place without family or friends nearby. According to an American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) study, more than 90 percent [...]

Helping Your Loved One Get the Most out of Doctor’s Appointments

At any age, visiting the doctor can be a stressful and confusing ordeal. This can especially be the case for the elderly who may be unaware of their medical needs and often have a difficult time understanding what the doctor is telling them. But in order for your loved one to live the healthiest, most comfortable lifestyle possible it is important for them to be able to get the most out of these doctor’s appointments. That might mean that you as a caregiver will need to accompany them to the appointment. [...]