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Home Helpers of Little Rock Receives 2018 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice Award

Home Helpers of Little Rock announced today that it has received the 2018 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. The Provider of Choice Award is granted only to the top-ranking home care providers, based on client satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse, an independent satisfaction research firm for home care. Home Helpers of Little Rock is … Read More Home Helpers of Little Rock Receives 2018 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice Award

Trust…

Trust is earned over time through your words and actions. It isn’t something that comes easy and it can be very difficult to re-earn once lost. When choosing a home care provider for a loved one, trust is clearly of the greatest of importance. You HAVE to trust that the chosen agency is true to its word and will provide the needed services per … Read More Trust…

Home Care – It’s about Relationships

The older adults we serve develop relationships and grow close to their caregivers. The same is true for caregivers. The situation often evolves into a quasi-grandparent/grandchild relationship.

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What is the Goal of Home Care?

The goal of home care is to help people maintain and maximize their independence. Ideally, it should facilitate a person being able to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible in the setting of their choice – their home. Clearly, independence can mean different things in different circumstances.  To a person recovering from a hip replacement, independence might mean something entirely different … Read More What is the Goal of Home Care?

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

I Don’t Need and I Don’t Want Any Help – Reason #3, Money

We’ve all heard it – “I don’t need any help” or “I don’t want anybody in my home”. Even when everybody involved believes assistance is needed, sometimes it is just simply rejected. Why? We previously covered the reason of “pride” and “independence” and today we’re looking at money. Money Money, or the lack thereof, can be a very real impediment to receiving needed services.  … Read More I Don’t Need and I Don’t Want Any Help – Reason #3, Money

I Don’t Need and I Don’t Want Any Help – Reason #2, Independence

We’ve all heard it – “I don’t need any help” or “I don’t want anybody in my home”. Even when everybody involved believes assistance is needed, sometimes it is just simply rejected. Why? We previously covered the reason of “pride” and today we’re looking at Independence. Independence I’ve told countless families that outside of NASCAR enthusiasts, “taking the keys away” is less about driving … Read More I Don’t Need and I Don’t Want Any Help – Reason #2, Independence

Geriatric Care Managers

From time to time, we are asked about Geriatric Care Management.  In most cases, the question is posed by someone out-of-state who is concerned about the wellbeing of a parent. They might express it differently, but the underlying questions typically fall into a few categories.  Is it safe for mom/dad to remain in their home, and if not, can we make it safe?  Or, … Read More Geriatric Care Managers

Should I Get Long Term Care Insurance?

The adult children of clients we serve routinely ask me if they should get Long Term Care insurance. I am not an insurance agent. I don’t market any insurance. Even so, I am more than willing to share my experience. Typically, the adult children see either the benefits of having Long Term Care insurance or the need for it. Let me explain. It used … Read More Should I Get Long Term Care Insurance?

Thanksgiving with Alzheimer’s

My favorite holiday of the year is fast approaching.  For my family, it has always meant enjoying a feast of a meal.  I have memories of moving from the “kid’s table” to the “adult table.” These days, I help prepare plates for my youngest son and monitor to ensure accidents and spills are kept to a manageable level.  But what about those families who … Read More Thanksgiving with Alzheimer’s

Can You Help Sally?

Meet Sally and see if you can relate… Here’s Sally’s situation: Her mother is living with Alzheimer’s, is hard of hearing (and won’t wear her hearing aids), and has suffered numerous falls over the past year (fortunately without serious injury). Sally and her husband both work full time and have a teenage son who runs cross country. In June, the family started a major … Read More Can You Help Sally?

10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Home Care Provider

1)    What is the background of your company? Do a little research and check out the company and their history.  Find out who owns the company and look at their experience and background. Is it reputable and in good standing? Is it involved in professional organizations?  (Home Helpers background) 2)    How long has your company been in business? The number of years an agency … Read More 10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Home Care Provider