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Key Investment Advice for Caregivers

Our guest blog author, Steve Carr, is Partner and Director of Research for Peloton Wealth Strategists. Peloton manages custom investment portfolios and provides financial counsel on a fee-only basis for clients throughout the U.S. and internationally.

When a parent or other loved one looks to us to handle their personal affairs because they are no longer able to, the stress can be heavy. Financial caregivers are often required to make investment decisions without the benefit of key information. The following are of some of the most common investment-related decisions that you may need to make for a family member’s benefit. Read more

Home Care Assistance performs rigorous screening to find the best, most reliable and caring caregivers available.

Advantages of Caregivers for Post Hospitalization Recovery

For most adults transitioning out of the hospital setting, home care is the solution that offers the greatest security and happiness for the client and the most peace of mind to his or her family.

  • Working with a personal caregiver provides the individual customized attention, ranging from a few hours a day to around-the-clock care 24 hours a day.
  • Visiting therapists can cater to the specific recovery needs of a client at home. For example, to practice walking stairs, a therapist can utilize the exact staircase the patient will eventually need to climb. This level of customization is not available in a rehab facility.
  • A patient benefits psychologically from the comfort of home and has a smoother transition back to a familiar routine and lifestyle.
  • Further, patients recovering at home can benefit from full-time, 24-hour services from a caregiver; the level of care is far more personalized than at a nursing facility and families enjoy peace of mind knowing a trained professional is always at home.
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Understanding The Types of Senior Care

With so many senior housing communities popping up around Indianapolis and numerous in home care options, choosing care for you loved one is difficult. Here’s a brief overview of the most common types of care to help you with your decisions.

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Build Strength, Balance to Prevent Falls

One in three adults over the age of 65 falls every year resulting in injuries ranging from scrapes and bruises to hip fractures. In recognition of Fall Prevention Awareness Day on September 23rd, Home Care Assistance interviewed Julie Groves, occupational therapist and owner of Therapy In Your Home – OT, PT, ST, a specialized outpatient therapy service.

Below Julie recommends tips to prevent falls and explains how an occupational therapist can help reduce fall risk in the home. Read more

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Moderate Level of Care Well Suited for Home Care

Adults of every age should plan for and have a thorough understanding of long-term care options before you get to the point of needing care.  Researching these options can be confusing and overwhelming but educating yourself is essential to planning for your or a loved one’s future care needs. We hope to alleviate some of the stress surrounding long-term care planning with an introductory guide, which will help you make a well-informed decision when it comes to your family’s unique needs and preferences.

89% of seniors prefer to live in the comfort of home. Moving away to an unfamiliar environment can impact the individual’s emotional wellbeing, which can lead to physical decline, furthering the loss of independence. For seniors that require only a moderate level of care, consider all of the options before making a big move or financial commitment.

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Home Care Assistance performs rigorous screening to find the best, most reliable and caring caregivers available.

Who Is Your Perfect Caregiver?

With age comes the importance of considering long-term care options and choosing a plan that is best suited to our unique needs and preferences. There are a variety of home care services that suit the unique needs of each individual and allow him or her to maintain his or her independence as much as possible. Planning ahead is important and can have real benefits for you and your senior loved ones. Read more

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Relief and Support for Your Family

Home Care Assistance knows the effort the staff at care facilities puts into taking care of residents. We also realize there may be times, even very brief periods, when your loved one needs additional attention. To meet this need, Home Care Assistance created a new program wherein approved caregivers split their shifts across 2 or more seniors. Available for 1–8 hour blocks, our caregivers can address the short-hour needs of multiple residents within various care facilities and communities. Knowing a trustworthy caregiver is providing the best possible care will help give you peace of mind.

Home Care Assistance caregivers are trained in our exclusive Balanced Care MethodTM, an approach to care that emphasizes healthy aging and longevity.

The Method is based on extensive research on lifestyle factors linked to healthy longevity including healthy diet, physical activity, mental stimulation, socialization, calm, and maintaining a sense of purpose. By promoting a healthy mind, body and spirit, our caregivers support quality of life, enabling older adults to live longer, happier lives. With comprehensive, ongoing training through Home Care Assistance University, a proprietary online training platform, our caregivers are educated on best practices and the latest developments in aging, wellness, Alzheimer’s and dementia care and more.

The Right Help at the Right Time

  • Grocery shopping and errands
  • Companionship
  • Bathing, dressing and grooming assistance
  • Transportation to doctor’s appointments
  • Assistance with walking and transferring from the bed to a wheelchair
  • Medication reminders
  • Range of motion exercises to help your loved one maintain mobility and balance (depending on client’s condition)

Why Home Care Assistance is the Preferred Partner for Continuing Care Communities

  • We are available 24/7 as a professional resource for residents and their families
  • We hire only 1 in 25 applicants and conduct extensive screening and background checks
  • Our Balanced Care Method™ training emphasizes healthy body, mind and spirit
  • We have an extensive roster of trained employees available for all client needs
  • We are a recognized leader in the senior care industry
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Approved Caregiving Today — More Than Just Health and Safety

Today, more than seven million Americans require some type of home care assistance ranging from around-the-clock, in-home medical care to once- or twice- weekly, touch-base visits. For most families, caregiving can become stressful as demands from their professional and personal world collide with the desire to find sufficient time to devote to the caregiving tasks that also are a family priority. Even after a caregiving plan of action is identified, it is often complicated and multi-layered. Read more

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Kidney Disease is Silent

In observance of Kidney Month, Home Care Assistance is raising awareness around kidney disease. According to the Kidney Foundation, kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death in the United States and the tenth leading cause of death in Canada. Read more