Month: July 2012

Hire an Independent Contractor at Your Own Peril

There is a common cycle that families go through as they first navigate the waters seeking appropriate home care – sometimes referred to as senior care or elder care – for a loved one.  Home Helpers – or Home Care Little Rock – has counseled countless families on these very issues. First, the responsible family member(s) might be anxious about finding the right home … Read More Hire an Independent Contractor at Your Own Peril

Top 5 Reasons Why NOT to Refer to Private Duty Home Care

In talking with people who routinely interact with older adults, we’ve come up with the following Top 5 Reasons Why NOT to Refer to Private Duty Home Care. 1)  They might not be able to afford it. True. They might not. However, many older adults have financial resources beyond what you might expect. Wise and frugal life choices might have prepared them for a … Read More Top 5 Reasons Why NOT to Refer to Private Duty Home Care

Startling Statistics Regarding Falls in Older Adults

Consider these startling statistics regarding falls in older adults: About one third of those over the age of 65 fall each year, and the risk of falls increases proportionately with age.  At 80 years, over half of seniors fall annually. Those who fall are two to three times more likely to fall again. About half (53%) of the older adults who are discharged for fall-related hip … Read More Startling Statistics Regarding Falls in Older Adults

Fall Prevention Tips

Home Helpers serves many families with emergency medical alerts that provide assistance at the touch of a button 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  However, our desire is that the systems never need to be used because precautions have been taken to prevent accidents. With Fall Prevention in mind, we want to share the following information: Keep moving Physical activity can go … Read More Fall Prevention Tips

10 Reasons Why Home Care is the Most Popular Choice

Many people prefer home care over any other option, and for good reason. Who wouldn’t want to stay home if they could? Home is a place of emotional and physical associations, memories and comfort. Although many people can be happy in assisted living facilities, retirement communities or nursing homes-and for many people these are better options-for some people leaving their home can be disruptive … Read More 10 Reasons Why Home Care is the Most Popular Choice