Category: Hospice

Finding Freedom at Home

Finding Freedom at Home: The Ultimate Guide to Home Care is a new resource for families who are exploring home care options for an aging parent. Written by home care expert Sam Sellers, “Finding Freedom at Home” will serve as a saving grace to the millions of adults exploring care and living assistance options for their aging parents.  While institutionalization was once commonplace, the … Read More Finding Freedom at Home

It’s Hard to Lose a Loved One

My Uncle Larry passed away on Friday. His illness struck seemingly without warning and his condition deteriorated quickly. Together with his family, he had discussed advanced directives a while back, and had a Do Not Resuscitate on file with the attending physician. I was there with the family as he passed. There never seem to be appropriate words to say at such a time, … Read More It’s Hard to Lose a Loved One

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

Ten Signs a Senior May Need Assistance with Daily Living

Americans are living longer today than ever before.  According to the US Census Bureau, people age 65 and older will represent over 18 percent of the population by the year 2030–nearly double that of today.  While a longer life expectancy is certainly something to celebrate, it is not without its challenges.  According to the Alliance for Health Reform, 20 percent of seniors are living … Read More Ten Signs a Senior May Need Assistance with Daily Living