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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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Hiring Third Party Caregivers: Know Your Risks

Posted on September 5, 2017 by Gina Intoppa in home care, in caregivers, in older adults, in seniors

With the costs of healthcare climbing, many older adults find themselves in a vulnerable and worrisome situation when it comes to getting the assistance they need. In an effort to cut costs, some are turning to third-party caregivers for their home care, but does the cost savings outweigh the risks? Experts say, “No.”

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Keys to Healthy Aging: Meditation

Posted on July 31, 2017 by Gina Intoppa in caregivers, in older adults, in seniors, in health, in meditation

There are many things in life that are beyond our control. However, it is possible to take responsibility for our own states of mind – and to change them for the better. Meditation is a means of transforming the mind, and research shows that it offers wonderful benefits for your mental, physical, and emotional health. Best of all, there is no equipment needed, no special training required, and you can start meditating no matter your age or health condition. So, whether you are an older adult looking to improve your well-being or a caregiver looking to reduce stress, meditation may be just what you need!

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