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In our Consumer Education Center, we share with you the knowledge we have gained through more than 45 years of home care service to children, adults and seniors. You will find valuable information on a variety of topics including long term care, family care giving, nutrition and senior scams. To help you learn even more, the Consumer Education Center also includes a directory of links to online resources on senior health and home care.

We hope these resources help you to continue to make the best care decisions for you and your family and you come back to this section frequently as we’ll be adding new information all the time.

Advisor Care Giving Guide

Consumers are becoming more involved in their health care decisions and as a result, they are asking more questions. Many of these questions pertaining to care and services for the elderly are being directed to people who are not necessarily equipped to answer them.

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Care in a Residential Facility

The comforts of home can go a long way, especially for seniors. The environment of a hospital is not always soothing, which is why many seniors choose to receive the follow up healthcare they need at home.

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Check Your Home Care IQ

Take this quick quiz to find out how much you really know about home care.

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Different Types of Elder Care Communities

Understanding the Different Community Residential and Facility Options for Seniors

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Home Care - Consumer Alert

If you or your family member is considering hiring someone to help with services in your home, please make sure you are a fully informed consumer. Knowing the issues and the facts can actually save you money and prevent possible legal problems.

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Hiring Your Own Caregivers

There are many pitfalls with directly hiring caregivers.

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Medicare and Home Care

Medicare can pay for care in your home. In fact, about 10% or 1 out of every 10 people enrolled in Medicare receives care in their home each year that is paid for by Medicare. The benefit is called "home health care" and it includes healthcare services at home for an illness, such as heart disease, or after an injury.

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Senior Care Resources

Senior Care Resources

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Senior Care Scams

Whether or not these characteristics hold true, senior citizens are often perceived as being kind, generous, trusting and wealthy, which are qualities that scam artists may target. Just like in school, these mal-intentioned people take advantage of others' weaknesses - in the case of seniors, it can be anything from their manners to their lack of technological savvy.

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Long Distance Caregiving

"I wish I could be there but I just can't." We frequently hear this from adult children, relatives or friends. In today's world, it's not uncommon to live in a different city from someone you love and care about.

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Consumer Rights

You Have the Right to Choose Your Home Health Care Service Provider Federal hospital law guarantees a person's right to choose the home care provider that he or she wants in their home following discharge from a hospital.

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Senior Nutrition

Everyone knows that proper nutrition contributes to the best possible health. This is especially true for older individuals and those who have chronic diseases. Poor physical health, depression and loneliness can also play a key role in poor eating habits.

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Older Adults Taking Medications

Taking medicines may be “old hat” to you but for a senior, it can be confusing or something new that seems hard to remember. Whether the older adult has taken medicines before or not, there are some important things to remember about taking those pills each day.

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Understanding Long Term Care

When a loved one suffers an illness, injury or is born with a disability, it is likely that they will need care over an extended period of time.

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