Author Archives: Home Health Care, Inc

Ideals Challenged by Rising Expenses

Home Health Care, Inc. was started with the ideal that we would make a difference in the care of the person who wanted to stay at home as long as they could. Thirty years have passed and we were able to manage our patients with loving care and maintain our...

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How the New Law Effective October 14 Affects You

We lost our petition with the Department of Labor. The Supreme Court refused to hear our complaints concerning the classification of Live-in Caregivers and their overtime. As a result, a new law becomes effective Oct 14, 2015. So how does this affect you? All caregivers must be paid overtime for...

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Avoiding the Dreaded Caregiver “Gray Area”

Caregivers are the heart and lifeblood of every home health agency; they are only as good as their caregivers. Caregivers are the front line and the soul of your loved one’s care. They perform the vital daily visits, provide assistance for those with disabilities, provide the personal care, cooking, take their clients...

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The 3 Most Important Things to Plan For

We know that we are not going to get through old age unscathed (without a fall, chronic illness or declining mental acuity) so it is time to start making plans. Three things should be done when planning for your future: 1. Establish Durable Powers of Attorney for both healthcare and...

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Facing the What If’s

I’ve learned that most people want to stay home and age in place. Back when we all lived like the Waltons it was easier than it is today; there was always someone in the home to take care of grandma and grandpa. Not so today. There are fewer multifamily homes...

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Prescription Drugs: What Can Go Wrong?

Two years ago I had a very painful sprained ankle. My physician gave me Vicodin for the pain. I took a few and then put them in my desk. I then forgot that they were there. Along with the pain medication there were some tranquilizers, mood altering drugs, and some muscle...

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