Home Healthcare Blog

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

Keeping Your Loved One Engaged When They Are Homebound

While some people enjoy some time at home, just hanging out with their loved ones, it never seems so unappealing as when your loved one is unable to leave the house! When illness or injury leaves your loved one homebound, don’t leave them to sit in front of the television or sit in awkward silence.… read more

How to Adjust Life at Home: Modified Texture Diets

With some medical conditions, the speech therapist or medical provider may prescribe a modified textured diet when someone has difficulty swallowing food. This may result from an injury, worsening illness, or a stroke. Many times when patients are required to modify the texture of the diet it is to make the foods easier to swallow… 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