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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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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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