Tag: home care

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

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Rebecca’s Story

A few years ago I talked to Rebecca. Like many of us, she was juggling many balls at once.  She and her husband both worked full-time and were both engaged in volunteer activities.  They had two boys, aged 12 and 14.  One played soccer and another was in the Boy Scouts. Both enjoyed the playroom that had grown with them through the years.  This was one … Read More Rebecca’s Story

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?

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Long Term Care Insurance and Staying at Home

There really is no place like home. Dorothy had it right in The Wizard of Oz. But, we often see confusion about Long Term Care insurance and you may very well have a benefit that will pay for home care services. Decisions about home care – sometimes referred to as senior care or elder care – for a loved-one can be overwhelming.  What is the best … Read More Long Term Care Insurance and Staying at Home

The Wisdom of a Caregiver

I had a beautifully written note for you today that included snippets about Justin Bieber’s arrest, Taylor Swift’s reaction to NOT winning album of the year, Super Bowl Sunday, and even the President’s State of the Union. Then, I went to introduce one of our caregivers to a new client and I knew I had to change things up. In order to protect the … Read More The Wisdom of a Caregiver

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

Finding Freedom at Home

We talk to people all the time who are exploring care options for an aging parent. Often times, they don’t know where to turn for information or referrals. Then, to add to their anxiety, the more they discover is available, the decisions become increasingly difficult. Which home care agency can professionally take care of the comprehensive non-medical needs of my mother? Is it okay … Read More Finding Freedom at Home

Care Calls – Wellness Checks on Older Adults

Wow!  When we announced our new service of daily care calls, we really did not anticipate the response to our Care Calls.  It’s been overwhelming!  We’ve also had some great questions that we want to clear up for you.  Is it a “robo-call? – No!  We don’t have any robots on staff and don’t see any real value in automated calls.  Every single one … Read More Care Calls – Wellness Checks on Older Adults

Home Care Isn’t an Alternative?

At home care for an aging loved one is not an “appropriate” or “suitable” alternative to either assisted living or nursing home care.  To the contrary, any and every option other than remaining at home should be viewed as an alternative to what the vast majority of people desire. Dorothy had it right.  There’s no place like home. In fact, remaining at home with … Read More Home Care Isn’t an Alternative?

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