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Gift Ideas for Older Adults

Posted on November 12, 2019 by Gina Intoppa in Chicago, in older adults, in seniors, in gift ideas, in holidays, in gifts

If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for the older adults in your life, you are not alone!

Between birthdays, holidays, and anniversaries, older adults have received a lifetime of presents. Which means finding the perfect gift can be a challenge. Whether you want to give something thoughtful, meaningful, practical or all of the above, we’ve rounded up some great gift ideas for the seniors in your life. So without further ado, here is your Gift Giving Guide for Seniors…

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7 Important Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Home Care Agency

Posted on September 6, 2019 by Gina Intoppa in home care, in caregivers, in older adults, in seniors, in independence, in aging in place

Missed medications...a decline in the home environment...loneliness -  there are many signs it's time to hire a an in home caregiver, but how do you know which home care agency to choose? Whether you take a home care recommendation from a friend, check out online reviews, or consult your physician for a referral, there is no substitute for doing your own research. While policies and procedures vary from agency to agency, these are the questions you should be asking every home care provider you interview:

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Understanding Your Options: What is the difference between home care, home health & geriatric care management?

Posted on July 30, 2019 by Gina Intoppa in home care, in older adults, in seniors, in home health, in geriatric care management

What is home health? Who pays for home care services? Do I need a geriatric care manager? If you find yourself asking these questions, you're not alone. Before you make decisions about providers and what care is needed, it's important to understand the difference between home care, home health and geriatric care management. While all of these services are dedicated to supporting the health and well being of older adults, they serve different functions and have different regulations. 

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