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Here are some of the Myth of Home Care

Posted on October 27, 2016 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (260)
Myth No. 1: Agency don't care about their patients. A professional from Gentle Hearts will establish a rapport, make the client feel at ease, understand their hesitations and will make their experience as comfortable as possible. In order to accomplish this, one of our agency staff will analyze the needs before placing a caregiver in the home to ensure the caregiver is prepared and suited to meet your need. Myth No. 2: Caregivers will steal from the elderly and abuse them. Family member... Read Full Post »

Cold Weather and the Aging

Posted on October 20, 2016 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (143)

Older adults and infants under one year are more vulnerable to hypothermia than the younger population.

 

Here are some practical advice to stay warm during the cold weather months:


▪When living alone, arrange for a daily call with a friend, neighbor, relative.


▪Insulate your home properly. Wear warm clothing and wear a hat and scarf to avoid heat loss. Stay dry. In addition, moisture from rain or melting from snow can reduc...

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Paying for Home Care Services

Posted on October 9, 2016 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (44)

Pay for in-home care with public benefit programs.


If your loved one has very low income and few assets other than the home he or she lives in, some public benefit programs -- including Medicaid, PACE, VA benefits for veterans, and Cash and Counseling -- pay a limited amount for care.


However, Medicaid now has benefits to assist with paying through the AGING PROGRAM/check with Department of Aging locations.


Pay for in-home care with pr...

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Risk of Hiring an Independent Caregiver

Posted on October 9, 2016 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (49)

 

There are many unexpected or hidden cost/issues that consumers face when hiring caregivers privately to work in their home. Both the worker and the consumer can suffer financial liabilities if they are not aware of the laws governing employment.


The simplest and most direct requirement is that anyone who gets a paycheck must pay the government taxes. This includes social security, Medicare, federal and state unemployment, and state and federal payroll taxes. I...

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Reduce your diabetes risk

Posted on September 26, 2016 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (40)

While the number of cases of type 2 diabetes in the United States increases every year, there's much you can do to reduce your risk and stay healthy.


Know your risk.


Risk factors that you can't control include a family history of diabetes, race (African american, Hispanics, American Indians and Asians are at greater risk), older age, and a personal history of gestational diabetes. Risk factors you can control include being overweight or obese, leading a...

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Comfort Socks

Posted on September 19, 2016 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (36)

Comfort system plus socks for diabetic peripheral neuropathy are designed to provide extra comfort and pressure relief for diabetic feet. Their seamless interior allows for no ridges for pressure against the skin. See more at seniorssuperstores.com

Hearing

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (44)

Many people believe that not hearing is a symptoms of old age. But the truth is, hearing loss occurs in every age group. It’s very important to know hearing loss especially in children since hearing  at such young  age is so essential to language development and learning skills. Futhermore,  young adults and senior citizens also need to watch for signs of  lack of hearing so they can make the most of their qualit...

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Did you know?

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (45)

Your cholesterol level  is influenced by factors that include diet and genetics. A cholesterol test has several components, including cholesterol, LDL (bad), HDL (good) and triglycerides. Let your doctor tell you your LDL goal, as that depends on many factors. For more information on cholesterol levels, visit heart.org.

Many are at risk for Diabetes and don't know it

Posted on September 12, 2016 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (59)

Many at risk for diabetes don't believe they are at risk.

Type 2 diabetes is a disease that many at-risk adults believe can't happen to them. Recent study shows that only 3 in 10 adults age 40 and older with modifiable risk factors think they have some or a great deal of risk for diabetes. The American Diabetes Association studies showed that patients who did not acknowledge their increased risk had highter rates of risk factors such as weight, unhealthy cholesterol levels, high blood p...

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