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Category: In Home Care

Differences Between Home Care Agencies & Private Caregivers

Families who have decided that their loved one needs home care services often come to this crossroad: should they contact a home care agency or a private caregiver? While both of these options can deliver care in the comfort of your loved one’s home, one option might meet their needs better than the other. You […]

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Caregiver of the Year 2016 Award Winner Announcement

Each year, the Accessible Home Health Care Team recognizes and celebrates caregivers who go above and beyond to provide compassionate in home care to their patients. We choose caregivers who consistently provide exceptional in home care services and improve their patients’ daily lives. We are pleased to announce that Michelle Walters, an employee at Accessible […]

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How to Hire a Private Caregiver with Safety in Mind

Knowing how to hire a private caregiver who is reliable and trustworthy is necessary for families that want to provide their loved ones with the best care. There are a lot of potential private caregivers for hire, and the quality of care they provide isn’t guaranteed if they are not working with an accredited home […]

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Your Right to Choose Your In Home Caregiver

When people come to us for care, we often hear families share their experiences about in home care services where the caregiver wasn’t the right fit for their loved one. It can be difficult finding an in home caregiver that can match your loved one’s needs, and being dissatisfied with care can impact their health […]

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How to Prepare for Occupational Therapy at Home

In home occupational therapy for seniors can allow your loved one to remain independent in their home. This type of therapy is especially useful for those recovering from a stroke or surgery or who have a cognitive impairment like Alzheimer’s. Most patients who receive occupational therapy struggle with getting fully dressed, taking showers or baths, […]

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5 Home Safety Tips for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

Home safety is important, especially when you are caring for a person who is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Our loved ones often want to stay at home for as long as possible, and that can seem like a challenging task as their abilities change. With some creative problem solving, you can help […]

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How Do You Get Dependable Home Health Care?

A lot of family caregivers reach the point where they realize their loved one needs more assistance than they can provide. Maybe you’ve been noticing signs that your loved one cannot be left alone without supervision or needs increased help with daily activities, like bathing and dressing. Perhaps the housekeeping and laundry are becoming too […]

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6 Ways for Caregivers to Manage Feelings of Guilt

Caring for your parent or spouse can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it can also leave you feeling guilty. Guilt happens when we feel we’ve failed to meet the expectations of others and ourselves. Dealing with guilt is a normal response to the stress of being a family caregiver. Although this is a common […]

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Types of Healthcare Provided by Home Care Services

The holidays can be a hectic time of year, and if you’re a family caregiver, you may be experiencing added pressure. Providing care for your loved one while preparing for the holidays can be difficult, especially if you must ready your home for guests, go shopping for presents, or cook for family and friends. While […]

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Why Respite Care for the Elderly Is Important for Caregivers

Caregiving is a full-time job that is often disproportionately placed on the shoulders of family caregivers. In fact, 83% of caregivers providing assistance to seniors and those with chronic conditions are unpaid family members, friends, and neighbors. This report comes as no surprise to family caregivers who shoulder the responsibility of providing care for a […]

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