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Best Tips for Home Safety with Elderly Loved Ones

Posted on June 23, 2022 by LifeStyle Options in home care, in older adults, in aging in place, in home health, in addus, in safety

Elderly loved ones and those who care for them face many challenges, but home hazards don’t have to be among them. Creating a safe home environment can prevent accidents and emotional stress, often by making simple changes and checks. For patients and caregivers who also welcome clinicians in their homes for services like home care, home health or hospice workers, a safe set-up can also help ensure that care is provided efficiently and without obstacles. 

But where to start? 

To ensure your home safety plan is comprehensive, consider these questions to ask yourself and some answers from our Addus HomeCare clinicians:

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Addus growing to meet trending demand for quality health care at home

Posted on April 20, 2022 by LifeStyle Options in home care, in home health, in covid, in covid-19, in addus

Even though our masks are coming off across the country, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are still affecting how we work, live, and take care of our health. Those who needed skilled nursing during the pandemic experienced the effects of the pandemic profoundly and gained fresh perspectives on the benefits of health care at home.

The pandemic kept many patients within nursing facilities, hospitals, and other group health care settings where they were at a high risk of virus exposure, isolated from friends and family even as they were living out their final days.

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Senior Living: 6 Ways Communities Can Improve Resident Retention

Posted on March 8, 2022 by LifeStyle Options in resident retention, in senior living, in independent living, in retirement community, in senior living professionals

Senior housing occupancy in the United States reached a record low of 78.8 percent in the first quarter of 2021, which was a fall of 8.7 percent from the previous year. From staffing shortages to the pandemic, the industry has seen a number of challenges in recent years. Improving building census numbers continues to be a major focus of independent living communities, and Executive Directors and community administrators need to be proactive and finding creative ways to tackle these challenges and provide attractive options in this already competitive market.

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