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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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Understanding Your Options: What is the Difference Between Homecare & Home Health?

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 homecare services? 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 homecare and home health. While both 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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