Choosing a home care provider

Frank knows they need help at home. His wife’s dementia is getting worse, and he has his own health problems. She can’t be left alone anymore.

Doing all the cooking and cleaning, and now helping with bathing … it’s just too much.

Frank needs to take breaks. But a Google search reveals a dizzying array of home care providers. How to choose?

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Paying for care at home

How you pay for care at home depends on whether the service is by medically trained staff or by nonmedical caregivers. Also, what you can mix and match in terms of community programs and help from friends and family.

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8 Tips for Solo Agers: Your Plan for a Healthy, Supported Future

It is estimated that nearly one-third of adults who are 55 and older are single. This group is sometimes referred to as “solo agers.” Top of mind for many solo agers is who will care for them when they start to need assistance. One survey of solo agers showed that 70% had not identified someone to care for them should they need it, and 35% indicated that they did not have anyone who could help them in a crisis. For individuals without family, proactive planning is essential. Read More

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