When is the right time to start thinking about long-term care? If you are considering taking care of elderly parents at home, now is the time to take action. You should never put off planning long-term care and having a caregiver in place can help eliminate a great deal of stress.Read More
Wouldn’t your loved one prefer to live out their lives in the comfort of home rather than in a nursing facility? Most older adults, needless to say, would choose their own homes. But for any number of reasons, from physical or mental health issues to dwindling finances, staying at home doesn’t always seem possible.Read More
Picture this scenario: your elderly mother, who lives alone, suffered a fall, fractured her arm and ankle, and is now being released from the hospital. Leafing through her discharge papers reveals the need for medications, physical therapy, medical follow-up in several weeks, and a number of symptoms to watch for that would warrant a return to the E/R.Read More
Affording in-home care can be challenging. Many people assume that Medicare will cover their home care needs, but that isn’t the case. Most non-medical home care services are paid for out of pocket. In our last blog, we posted a few tips on how to use private funds to pay for home care.Read More
Your aging mother needs some help to remain independent and wishes to remain at home, but how will you afford her care? This is a question millions of Americans are currently facing. Luckily, you have options.
When it comes to paying for in-home care, you will likely find that many of the services will have to be paid for out of pocket.Read More
As we mentioned in our last blog post, companies that assist employees with their elder care responsibilities see not only happier employees, but also a more profitable bottom line. Why? Statistics show that:
- Nearly 75% of family caregivers have had to change jobs or stop working because of the demands of family caregiving
- Increased absenteeism and workday interruptions are reported,
What to expect
The cost of in-home care usually ranges between $10 and $30 an hour, depending on the location (urban areas tend to be more expensive), the type of care needed (simple help around the house is less expensive than skilled help with bathing,Read More
North River Home Care has completed and received its Home Care Pulse Certification. This certification program is dedicated to the measurement of client and employee satisfaction scores, North River Home Care is now officially certified in home care quality.
“We know that sometimes it is difficult to make care decisions when you don’t have specific experience with an agency.Read More
Many of us do not get the proper nutrition that our bodies require from the foods that we consume. In general, most people do not maintain a healthy and well balanced diet from which the nutrients could be derived. Failing to do this could result in a number of adverse health effects due to vitamin deficiencies within the body –Read More
Caring for an aging and ailing loved one can be a daunting task. Most families make an effort to keep their elderly loved ones at home, sacrificing much of their own lives in the process. For some families, care giving begins to take its toll on the care provider and they eventually find themselves being forced to consider alternatives that they may never have otherwise.Read More