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Warning Signs That An Aging Parent Needs Help at Home

Warning Signs That an Aging Parent Needs Help at Home How do you know if it is time for help at home or an increased level of care? Look for these red flags as common indicators that a senior may need some form of assistance. 1. Difficulty Performing Routine Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s). This…

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HCS Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response: As essential providers of health services, Healthcare Solutions has experienced no interruptions to the continuity of care of our customers. We remain committed to protecting the safety of our customers, our caregivers and family or friends who may be affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Who is caring for the caregivers?

There are nearly 40 million American adult children who have been pressed into service as primary caregivers for prior generations of parents.  This volunteer army is put at great financial risk because family caregivers are generally unpaid, but the economic value of their care is estimated at $470 billion a year — roughly the annual American spending on Medicaid.

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Top 3 Benefits of Home Care

Nearly every metric is improved: Longevity, quality of life, mental health, healing and recovery times are better when seniors receive care in the familiar comfort of their home.

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Living with Dementia

Dementia is difficult for everyone. The person suffering with it. The family members who become caregivers.
And even for healthcare providers who do not always have solutions to the many disconcerting situations this disease creates for patients and their families.

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Aging In Place At Home

As we grow older and our physical abilities change, our living spaces sometimes need modifications to help us function, prevent falls and stay independent so we can “age in place” in our homes.
Through a design approach called Universal Design, or UD, we can make our homes more accessible, operational and safer.

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Evaluating When To Get Help

Determining exactly when loved ones need help at home can be challenging but the answer for the most part is right in front of your eyes.
Here are some questions to ask with regards to how your loved ones look, the upkeep of their homes and their driving abilities:

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Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention

Today, Americans are living longer while staying active and healthy. But adults 65 and older are at risk for falls, which can signal the beginning of the end of that active life – and their independence. Injuries from falls can lead to limited activity, reduced mobility, loss of fitness and a fear of falling, all of which increase risk of additional injury.

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