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Healthcare might not be what it was once, and it may never be the same. Healthcare continues to evolve. The corona virus pandemic swept the globe in 2020 and marked several changes within the healthcare landscape. One said change that has come to light is the private caregiver hired by families to care for a […]

September 22, 2022

Changes with Home Care

Many will tell you it’s cheaper to stay at home with regard to the aging process. While others will tell you it’s more cost efficient to move into a senior living community. Depending on geographic location, caregiver pool, competition in the area, and necessary care, prices are going to vary. One thing that can be […]

July 6, 2022

The True Cost of Aging

Introduction for Force, Power and Balance Measurements Muscle strength, more specifically muscle strength within the geriatric population is challenging to accurately test, due to the risk involved when completing various testing procedures. Many of the reasons for reduction in strength have been reviewed, much of the evidence points towards a loss of muscle mass. Though […]

June 26, 2022

Using VALD ForceDecks to Assessment Member Strength, Balance and Posture

Many families are choosing to age in place. In fact, AARP reports indicate 75% of individuals prefer to age in place. Aging in place becomes more feasible with aide from senior care providers such as home health aides. That begs the question, is insurance going to cover the expenses related to senior care? Home Health […]

June 25, 2021

Will Insurance Cover Senior Care?

Finding a solution as the right type of care for a loved one is challenging for many families. Among two of the most popular options today include adult day centers or in-home senior care. Adult Day Center Adult day centers (ADC) have become increasingly popular over the years. These centers are designed for aging individuals […]

June 24, 2021

In-Home Senior Care or Adult Day Center

When it comes to senior care there are many providers. Those providers may work for an agency, nursing registry or privately as their own entity. That begs, the question, what is the difference between a home health aide (HHA) and a certified nursing assistant (CNA)? Things to Consider First and foremost it is important to […]

June 23, 2021

Senior Care: Home Health Aide vs. Certified Nursing Assistant

There are various types of therapy that occur in order to benefit the patient. Physical therapy restores normal functioning. Typically therapy starts within the home under home health care and the progresses to outpatient therapy in order to complete the recovery process. In-Home Therapy In-home therapy refers to home health care. These services are provided […]

June 22, 2021

What is the Goal of Physical Therapy?

There are many services that work within the homes of aging individuals. Two of the most common are home health care and private duty care. Sometimes, these two are confused, after all, there are many moving pieces and parts to successful aging. Home Health Care Home health care is a skilled set of services provided […]

June 22, 2021

Home Health Care vs. Private Duty

The Rise of Independent Living Independent living became a popular option for those who may have lived among a 55 and up community or simply within their own home for quite some time. Independent living is attractive for potential residents for a few reasons. Downsizing to Independent Living One of the reasons individuals choose to […]

May 29, 2021

Independent Living: Is It Right for You?

What’s the Right Choice? Independent or assisted living? That is typically the first question when considering long term care facilities. However, the two serve different purposes so a generally accepted answer does not exist. The ‘right’ answer for one family is going to be vastly different than another. But why? What is the difference between […]

May 18, 2021

Independent vs. Assisted Living