Assisted Living

Advantages of Using a Home Care Agency

Advantages of Using a Home Care Agency

Advantages people have using an agency rather than hiring a personal caregiver directly: The agency, on an ongoing basis, assumes the responsibility for finding an experienced, responsible and caring individual. This involves screening, assessing competencies and checking references. Should there be any problems, they can call the agency and have them make any necessary changes. Unlike private care providers, an…

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Managing Medications for Seniors

Managing Medications for Seniors

The average 65 – 69 year-old fills 13.6 prescriptions per year, while those 80 – 84 years old have 18.2 prescriptions filled annually. Taking multiple medications and seeing different doctors can be a prescription for a serious medication problem. Serious Problems The most serious medication problems involving seniors tend to focus around these scenarios: – Not taking medicine correctly —…

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Five Questions about Long-Term Care

Five Questions about Long-Term Care

1. What is long-term care? Long-term care refers to the ongoing services and support needed by people who have chronic health conditions and disabilities. There are three levels of long-term care: – Skilled care-round-the-clock care by professional health care providers. – Intermediate care-less frequent care – Custodial care-personal care such as bathing, eating, and dressing which Perpetual Home Care provides…

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