Category Archives: useful home care resources

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NAIPC Recommendations – Aging in Place

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In my last post, I talked about the National Aging in Place Council annual meeting and some of the findings presented there, including some excellent work from the folks at Georgia Tech. There are a number of “possible solutions” – … Continue reading

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“What Working Family Caregivers Need”

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Just saw an interesting little survey done by Denise of CareGiving.com with family caregivers who also work. There are no surprises in the results, but it reinforces our own experience, at Support For Home In-Home Care. Denise asked working family … Continue reading

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And You Expected Mother Teresa?


On AgingCare.com recently, a woman posted a cry for help, titled “How to get rid of our caregiver?” I have pasted it below, with a very large dose of [sic]: Mom is 93. I live with her and the male … Continue reading

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We Told Them So

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I have written a number of articles over the last couple of years concerning the cost of home care in California increasing dramatically as the Legislature passes new laws governing wage and hour issues for caregivers, including: Overtime Exemption for … Continue reading

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Nursing Home Medicaid and Transferring Assets


As a state coordinator for California, I am proud that Support For Home In-Home Care is a member of the Elder Care Matters initiative. The ethics of its members and the advice offered there is pretty darned solid. That continues … Continue reading

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Healthcare Communications (Or Not)

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Barton Associates just published an excellent infographic on the issue of communication between clinicians and patients. The data presented is, frankly, appalling: A few details: Only 20% of the content exchanged between the patient and the clinician is retained after … Continue reading

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A Little Introspection is Good

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I have a radio interview coming up in a couple of weeks, and the host sent out an information request with some very thought provoking, interesting questions. It is not always comfortable talking about yourself, but the questions were so … Continue reading