Home Health Aides usually have more training (some are called CNAs or Certified Nurses Aides) and can provide some medical services as well as non-medical services (like bathing, light wound care, or blood pressure monitoring). Personal companions provide non-medical care like light housekeeping, light laundry, errand running, transportation, and light meal preparation. 832-271-1600, https://www.houston-homecare.com Paying…

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Home Healthcare services are typically medically necessary.  They are paid for by Medicare or other health insurance, and have been ordered by a physician. Private duty home care services are typically companion type services like errand running, light housekeeping, light meal preparation, medication reminders, light laundry, grocery shopping, transportation to MD appointments, going for walks,…

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All agencies should do a criminal background check on their employees. Some also do additional background checks for history of elder abuse or child abuse. Some agencies do background checks at various times during the caregiver’s employment. Ask your home care agency what types of background checks they do and how often. Paying for In-Home…

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This is a great article that discusses how to help children understand Alzheimer’s and Dementia. How do you tell your kids that Grandma or Grandpa might not remember them? How do we explain what is happening? Enjoy this article from alzheimersweekly.com and if you need information about home health care for a loved one with…

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As a child of aging parents, have you had ‘the talk’ yet?  Have you, yourself, started thinking about long term care? The following article from the Houston Chronicle gives some staggering statistics and information about the aging Texas population. After reading, if you have questions or would like information about how At Your Side Home…

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What If There Was a Cure? The Benefits of Coconut Oil for Patients of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s), Autism and other Diseases By Mary T. Newport, MD, Home Health Care Houston: My husband Steve, now 61-years-old, has early onset Alzheimer’s disease. In May 2008, while he was screening for clinical trials, I came across…

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Fear of Antidepressants Keep Many From Disclosing Depression Staywell Custom Communications With October being National Depression Education Awareness Month, we wanted to share some more information. Depression is a serious condition and shouldn’t be ignored. The following article gives some statistics and general information and is a great read for caregivers providing home health care.…

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