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Archive for December 2013

How to Earn Respect as a Family Caregiver in Santa Rosa CA!

Trying to be a family caregiver can be a difficult challenge. The last thing that you want is to hurt the relationship that you have with your family member, but you also want to make sure that he or she is safe, and that they have what they need. One of the cornerstones of a healthy relationship is respect. Sometimes you may feel as though you need to earn that level of respect. Other times it comes easily.

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Lucy's Testimony

ARTICLES IN THIS EDITION | December 16, 2013 Companionship Rule Testimony on Capitol Hill On November 20th, Lucy Andrews, Vice Chair of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice’s Board of Directors, testified before the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections of the Committee on Education and the Workforce.  The hearing, entitled Redefining Companion Care: Jeopardizing Access…

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Are Home Care Services in Santa Rosa CA Just for the Elderly?

While most of the time we talk about home care services as being for the elderly, the truth of the matter is that it’s not just for this age group. In home health care services are ideal for anyone who may be recovering at home from a major injury, illness, surgery, or other disability and who might need some extra help with their daily care.

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Care For The Caring

It seems of late every time we turn around caring for seniors, disabled and the in-firmed are under attack. Take a look at these examples if you don’t believe me: Medicare home health care is facing a 14% cut in reimbursement if proposed re-basing goes into effect. Union backed home care licensing legislation enacted; which…

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Questions to Ask When Hiring Home Care Services in Santa Rosa CA?

When you are planning on hiring home care services, there are a number of questions that you should ask before making any final decisions. First, you should understand that there are different levels of care that home care services provide. Whether you need medical care for an elderly loved one who is recovering from surgery, health crisis, or just some extra support around the house, this will weigh in your decision on what level of care, and the type of in-home care provider you choose.

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Senior Care in Santa Rosa CA: Helping Seniors Enjoy the Holidays

With the holiday season upon us, putting some cheer in our senior care is a great way to fend off depression. For most of us, the holidays are a time of getting together, having fun, and celebrating or going to parties. However, for many seniors, the holidays signify loneliness, and sadness.

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