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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

Health Screenings: What Medical Tests Do You Need After Age 50? – AARP Bulletin

Health Screenings: What Medical Tests Do You Need After Age 50? – AARP Bulletin.

3 Common Problems Experienced by Seniors Living Alone

Too much alone time can be dangerous and discouraging for seniors.  Injury threats are also at their worst when older adults are living without support.  Consider these and other potential problems that can occur from your senior loved one living alone, and speak to Home Helpers about in-home care today: 1. Physical Injury Decreased physical ability can be a natural part of the aging … Read More 3 Common Problems Experienced by Seniors Living Alone

ER Visits Risky…

http://seg.sharethis.com/getSegment.php?purl=http%3A%2F%2Fhomecarelittlerock.wordpress.com%2Fwp-admin%2Fpost-new.php&jsref=&rnd=1327423396580 “Elderly patients who have visited an emergency department (ED) are three times more likely to develop respiratory or gastrointestinal infections in the week following their return to a long-term care facility…” This article is from a study conducted in Canada about residents of long term care facilities who have emergency room visits and then return home only to experience follow on issues.

Andy Gibson joins Home Helpers

We’re excited to announce that Andy Gibson has joined the Home Helpers’ team as a partner and Marketing Director!  It seems that word is getting out, so I wanted to share this good news with you. As you know, Andy brings professionalism, a wealth of knowledge, terrific experience, and a heart for serving older adults with him to Home Helpers.  If you already know … Read More Andy Gibson joins Home Helpers

10 Myths About Home Care (Part 2 of 10) – Home Care versus Nursing Home Care Costs

10 Myths About Home Care (Part 2 of 10) Home Care is More Expensive than a Nursing Home Sam Sellers Decisions about home care – sometimes referred to as senior care or elder care – for a loved-one can be overwhelming.  What is the best care setting?  Who do I turn to for advice?  Can I afford the services?  Added to the complexity of … Read More 10 Myths About Home Care (Part 2 of 10) – Home Care versus Nursing Home Care Costs

Home Helpers – Home Care Little Rock – Celebrates National Home Care Month

Home Helpers – Home Care Little Rock – Celebrates National Home Care Month Sam Sellers Home Care – also sometimes referred to as senior care or elder care – is received by approximately 12 million Americans through home care agencies every year.  Often the term home care is used in contrast to “home health” to describe non-medical or custodial care provided at home.  Home … Read More Home Helpers – Home Care Little Rock – Celebrates National Home Care Month