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Paying for Long-Term Care

Have you thought about how you might pay for long-term care? Do you think that Medicare is an option? What does long-term care insurance cover? These are questions that many individuals ask themselves. There are several ways to pay for long-term care, but Medicare is not one of them. Medicare is an insurance offered to […]

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How to Become a CNA or CMA

For anyone interested in becoming a caregiver for A Place at Home, the first step is to get a CNA license. This not only provides certification, but enables that caregiver to apply for jobs in many healthcare settings. Certification requires CNAs to complete at least 75 hours of state-approved training. In most classes, clinicals are […]

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Private Caregivers Vs. In Home Care Company Caregivers

There is a lot of information out there about whether you should hire private caregivers vs. an agency. Here are some key issues to consider when deciding what route to take. A Place at Home Provides Agency Caregivers at Home What this means to our clients is that our caregivers are thoroughly screened including national […]

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Coping with Feelings of Grief

Coping with the loss of friends or family members can be one of the most difficult parts of the aging process. As deeply emotional beings, it can take a significant amount of time to realize that even though “loss is forever, our grief is not.” Additionally, know that you are not alone. People are quick […]

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Keeping Seniors Active This Winter

For seniors, managing to find the time or energy to exercise on a daily basis can be hard enough. But when the wind is blowing and the snow is falling, low temperatures and icy conditions can prevent everyone young and old from getting active during the dreaded winter months. Remember, physical activity increases blood flow […]

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Improving Accessibility in the Home

Providing quality care for aging adults begins right at home. Our homes represent so much more than just physical places filled with our tangible possessions; homes reflect their owners’ identities and reinforce a sense of comfort. According to AARP, an overwhelming 89 percent of older Americans said they wish to remain in their current home […]

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Discover the Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet

If you follow trends in healthy eating, then you may have heard the buzz about the recently popularity of the Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean diet offers a plan for healthy eating that is based on the traditional food and drink of countries near the Mediterranean, such as Greece. Preparing delicious, healthy food and spending quality time […]

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How to Use an AED in Case of Emergency

A sudden heart attack demands immediate action. Heart attacks can be treated right on the scene by friends, family members, and caregivers present in the area with some quick thinking and calm decision-making. What is an AED? An Automated External Defibrillator, or AED, is a device used to immediately treat victims of cardiac arrest. The device uses an […]

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A Senior’s Guide to Lifting Objects Safely

For seniors, living alone comes with a great deal of personal responsibility. Many assert their independence through a strong desire to upkeep their homes, despite any limitations from aging. As we know, it is extremely beneficial for seniors to remain at home as they get older, but it is vital to make sure they are […]

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