What are Personal Care Services

What are Personal Care Services?

For seniors who are living on their own and need assistance or families who have seniors living with them, but cannot stay with them all the time, personal care services may be the answer. Around the country, many thousands of families are choosing this type of at-home service over assisted living and nursing home centers as the preferred form of care.

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Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program

What is the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program?

You may be wondering what exactly is a Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program or CDPAP and how it affects you. Essentially, this is a program that allows consumers who are self-directed or those who advocate or work for them to oversee all aspects of personal assistants of their choosing. This means that CDPAP allows for you to do the following with those who want to be personal assistants:

  • Research and Recruit
  • Interview and Hire
  • Manage, Schedule, and Supervise
  • Oversee and Dismiss

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Where to Find Respite Care

Where to Find Respite Care?

Taking care of the elderly or the disabled is a noble effort of love, but it also provides many challenges that can wear on even the most loving family member. It can be quite stressful as the demands for caregiving only grow over time. Many who provide caregiving services often find themselves struggling with their feelings which include guilt, anger, and even being resentful of the person they are charged with taking care of over time.

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Essential Lifestyle Health Tips Seniors‎

Essential Lifestyle Health Tips for Seniors‎

It’s never too late to change your living habits to improve your physical and mental health. Entering the golden years of your life means taking care of your body with the right combination of diet, exercise, and being focused on all the adventures that are in front of you. Here are a few healthy living tips for seniors that will help you get the most out of your life.

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senior home care provider

What to Look for In a Senior Home Care Provider

It was not long ago that seniors who lived at home received most, if not all caregiving services from their children or other relatives. Today, while family member still make up a large part of the senior caregiving force, there are not professionals who can be hired to provide the same services.

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Care for Aging Parents

How to Care for Aging Parents

As your parents get older, the need for proper care becomes more apparent as they start to lose the ability to do the things that they did before. Sadly, the care for aging parents often suffers from the fact that their children may not know the best course of action to take. This means that both the parents and children suffer despite their good intentions because they lack the knowledge of what should be done.

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Healthy Living Tips for Seniors

Healthy Living Tips for Seniors

As we get older, it becomes more important to watch what we eat and make efforts to get up and stay active. This is because the likelihood of getting sick or suffering other physical ailments increases with age. What are some specific actions that a senior can take to stay as healthy as possible?
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Growing Old in New York City

The Challenges of Growing Old in New York City

Living in a big city like New York certainly has its perks, but for seniors – especially those who are aging “in place” in their homes – urban living can pose some real challenges. Whether you’re a senior, a concerned relative or a professional caregiver, below are a few common hurdles that seniors experience and some tips on how to best tackle them.

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Safer Home for Senior

Safety First: Creating a Safer Home for Senior Loved Ones

Your home is a safe haven, and for the millions of older adults who are choosing to age in place at home as opposed to moving into a care facility, homes often need certain modifications in order to remain that way. Due to common limitations that arise as one ages – mobility issues, sight impairment, etc. – living at home can become difficult, even risky. Health problems and side effects from medications can also increase chances of injury in the home when an elderly person is already having a harder time getting around.

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