Did you know that today, we have more parents to care for than
Elder care has replaced childcare as a leading healthcare issue. For the
children of aging parents expressing concerns about their well being can
lead to difficult discussions and even more difficult decisions about how
to care for them.
We give you respect and personal service.
Be careful, you’ll come to expect and enjoy it.
Many people who walk through a
nursing home think: “I need to take
care of Mom or Dad so she doesn’t
end up in here.”
Most people don’t want to have a loved
one placed into an institution. Let’s face it,
no matter how good the nursing home,
they can seem cold and impersonal,
sometimes they have the smell of
incontinence — and even an average
nursing home is very expensive.
Home care is a good alternative and according to a study conducted by
the MetLife Mature Market Institute, nearly 10 million people over the
age of 50 are caring for their aging parents.
The number of caregivers has more than tripled over the past 15 years.
That increase reflects medical advances and the resulting increase in
human longevity. As the average age of death has moved from 68 in
1950 to nearly 79 now, the ranks of the elderly have grown. Today,
about 6 million U.S. residents are over 85.
Studies estimate that 2 out of 3 informal caregivers are women,
many of whom are middle-aged mothers with children or adult
children living in their households.
An Indiana University report says “informal caregivers provide service
that would otherwise cost the Medicare system $375 billion a year.”
Surprisingly, there are ways to pay for home health care that many
Even if you didn’t retire for the service the
Veterans Administration (VA) takes care of
those that fought for our country with
benefits that can help veterans live at
home as they age. The VA does a terrible
job of getting the word out so most don’t
know about these benefits but if you give
us a call we can quickly walk you through
the benefits application process.
Long-Term Care Insurance
Many children don’t even know that an
elderly parent purchased a policy but it
pays to ask, no pun intended. Some
policies pay several hundred dollars a day
after the elimination period. These
policies have their own vocabulary so
check out our FAQ before you call the
Many elder Americans have built up
significant wealth in homes they want to
continue to live in. Reverse mortgages are
good ways to tap that stored wealth and
use the income to provide home care.
While many people make the decision to
provide care at home for an elderly parent
or family member because the parent
desires to remain at home, the truth is
that home care is also a cost effective
option to institutions.
Home care is an affordable solution and can be combined with
community resources and family care to make it even more
affordable. If you or a loved one need help give us a call.
Our caregivers can provide:
• Companion Care Services
• Personal Care Services
• Specialized Care Services
Companion Care Services
• Conversation and Companionship
• Meal Preparation
• Light Housekeeping
• Grocery Shopping/Errands
• Incidental Transportation
• Medication Reminders
• Grooming Guidance
• Live-In Services
• 24-Hour Care
• Respite Care or Relief for Family
Personal Care Services
• Bathing, Grooming and Hygiene
• Mobility Assistance
• Transferring and Positioning
• Toileting and Incontinence Care
• Feeding and Special Diet
Specialized Care Services
• Dementia Care
• End-of-Life Care
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