Visiting with Aging Parents for the Holidays? Use This Checklist to Assess Their Safety Level.

Living across the country from family makes it challenging to visit our older loved ones as much as we’d wish, but when the holiday season arrives, families make an extra effort to spend time with each other – making it the ideal opportunity to appraise a senior loved one’s safety and wellbeing. There are many […]

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The Secret to a Successful Transition of Care from Hospital to Home

Healing after surgery can take some time, specifically for seniors. Not only are older bodies slower to heal, but paired with reduced mobility and all kinds of directions for medications, physical activities, follow-up appointments, and nutritional limitations, there is a lot to keep track of after surgery. In a study led by IPC, The Hospitalist […]

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How Home Care Agencies Are Helping Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates

Nowadays, decreasing hospital readmission rates for high-risk patients is a vital process for hospitals. Healthcare Financial Management Association’s article “Two Ways Hospitals Can Reduce Avoidable Readmissions” records that effective initiatives from four hospitals with low 30-day rehospitalization occurrences are, to a degree, due to collaborating with inpatient and outpatient home care providers like the Rogue […]

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Top 6 Ways a Professional In-Home Caregiver Can Improve Quality of Life for Seniors

In our last blog post, we documented the benefits of selecting a professional home care agency to provide the highest quality and safest level of Oregon home care services. But we often receive questions on precisely what type of caregiver services are accessible to help older individuals remain safe and thriving at home. If you’ve decided it’s time to search […]

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Senior Driving: Is It Time for Mom to Give Up the Car Keys?

It is among the more difficult decisions we face in later years, and a very sensitive subject for adult children to broach with their elder parents: surrendering the car keys. Driving ourselves, while offering an intrinsic sense of freedom and independence, may become extremely unsafe due to a variety of variables pertaining to growing older. […]

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The Stress of Taking Care of Aging Parents: Don’t Let It Come Between You and Your Siblings

Although we’d prefer to turn a blind eye to it, family friction is common in some form for most people, especially when it comes to taking care of aging parents. When stress levels are increased, it’s normal to seek a target to serve as an outlet for some of those emotions; and sadly, that target […]

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