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Creative Ways to Pay for Home Care

Posted on April 10, 2021 by Gina Intoppa in home care, in caregivers, in older adults, in seniors, in independence, in aging in place

Note: This blog is for informational purposes only. Please do your own due diligence in exploring all the options available to you. 

Most Americans don’t think about costs of home care, until those services are needed. Unfortunately, that need can arise quite suddenly, leaving older adults and their loved ones scrambling to make important financial decisions during an already stressful time. If you find yourself in this situation, you’re not alone. Whether you are considering a few hours of home care each week or are looking for 24/7 care, there are some creative ways you can help offset the costs and secure the quality care you or your loved one need. Let’s explore the options:

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Customized Care: How Home Care Looks Different for Everyone

Posted on March 6, 2021 by Gina Intoppa in home care, in older adults, in seniors, in independence, in aging in place

Imagine two people visit St. Thomas. They take the same flight and stay at the same resort, but their vacation experiences look very different. One chooses to embark on several excursions, go snorkeling, and dine at local restaurants. While the other is content to read poolside, get pampered at the spa, and order room service. They both visited St. Thomas, but they enjoyed vacation experiences tailored to their personal preferences.

The same can be said for home care. Because like vacations, home care services aren’t one size fits all. Everyone has different needs, preferences, support networks, and levels of independence. Customized care is how we meet our clients exactly where they’re at with tailored care.

But how might home care look different for everyone? What can you expect from customized home care services? Let’s take a look at three fictional clients, and how their care might be customized to meet their needs…

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Healthy Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System

Posted on February 16, 2021 by Gina Intoppa in Staying Healthy, in older adults, in seniors, in independence, in positive aging, in healthy

Your immune system is a complex network of cells that defends your body against illness and infection. A strong immune system has always been important to health and longevity, but In the face of a pandemic, many people are exploring the ways they can further protect themselves and strengthen their body’s natural defense. But can you really boost your immune system?

 

While researchers have yet to scientifically prove the link between lifestyle and immune response, the relationship is intriguing. As we learn more about the effects of diet and stress on the body, appears that certain dietary and healthy-living strategies do have a positive impact on immune function. With many still awaiting the COVID-19 vaccine, making a conscious effort to strengthen your immune system certainly can’t hurt. Here are a few steps you can take to boost your immune system at every age.

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