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Understanding Sibling Dynamics When Caring for Aging Parents

The situation is new – taking care of Mom or Dad – but sometimes, the old story still dictates family interactions. It can become especially apparent when siblings try to assign jobs or make decisions together. Old family roles are rekindled… Who is the ‘responsible...

What to Expect: 4 Questions Before Home Health Care Begins

After deciding that it’s time to start home health care, and before meeting their nurse or therapist for the first time, patients and their caregivers can have a lot of questions. This basic guide addresses commonly asked questions and concerns about home health care and...

6 Signs You’re Well Prepared for Aging in Place

There’s a growing ‘aging in place’ movement, whose members want to continue living in their own homes for as long as possible. But that doesn’t mean keeping everything the same, until a fall or injury (or the threat of one) forces a change in residence....

Tackling Vision Challenges Elevates Home Care for Seniors

For many common diseases of the eye, a person’s risk level increases with age. Vision impairment or loss, whether gradual or sudden, can raise fresh injury hazards in everyday activities and threaten independence. As a consequence, visibility and safety are important considerations with respect to...

Top Home Health Blog Posts of 2015

As another year draws to a close, the Home Health Blog is taking a moment to reflect and review. As we tallied up the posts most read, liked, and shared this year, some clear themes started to emerge. Here’s a collection of our best-loved entries...