Author Archives: Robert Dalton

Understanding Respite Care

  Respite care is a unique, very important, kind of care that is offered to unpaid caretakers for emergency or planned breaks. It is estimated that 75 percent of care that is provided to the elderly or disabled is provided by their family members. Approximately 44 million American caregivers provide more than 37 billion hours… read more

Transportation With a Purpose: Why Driving the Home Bound Patient Matters

There are few jobs that are as understated, undervalued, and overly appreciated as a driver for the homebound. You have probably not given this job much thought yourself and may have even scoffed at the idea. Call it an elderly uber or a taxi for the handicap, whatever you call it, it is important. For… read more

In-Home Caregiving: A Career That Matters

There are few careers out there that are as rewarding and meaningful as those in home care. In-home caregivers do the work for others that most people reserve for their own family members —cooking, cleaning, assistance with personal care. From housekeepers to home health nurses, and everyone else on the home healthcare team, each person… read more

What to Expect From Your In-Home Companion

For most people, the idea of leaving their home when they are no longer able to completely care for themselves is a terrifying prospect. Not only does it feel like defeat or as though life is suddenly coming to an end. While this is not usually the case, moving out of your home to be… read more