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Things to Consider Before Hiring In-Home Care

If you need in-home care for parents or a loved one, it might be tempting to call the first number that comes up in a search or grab the first business card in a stack. This could be a mistake as not all home care providers are the same. Some offer different services, and there […]

Health Care Gains Access in Rural Areas Through Home Care

While it’s true that over the past century, the average life expectancy for Americans has increased by about 25 years, that figure is not universally true throughout the United States. In some rural areas of the country, and particularly with seniors, life expectancy has remained relatively stagnant, and has actually decreased slightly. The biggest reason […]

Why Seniors Should Be Socially Active

People tend to become less active as they get older, and not just in the physical sense. Older adults are far more likely to want to stay in than they did when they were younger, and while there’s nothing wrong with wanting to spend an evening at home watching TV once in a while, it’s […]

Home Care Assistance Is Vital for Home Safety

As the Baby Boomer generation ages into retirement, elder care has grown into a large healthcare necessity. Consider these statistics: By 2020, 12 million people aged 65 and over will need some form of long-term care. By 2040, seniors will be over one-fifth of the American population. The fastest growing age group in America is […]

Portable Oxygen Concentrators Make Life Easier for Seniors

Over the last year, new portable oxygen concentrators have hit the market and are available for patients to now use around the clock. Oxygen concentrators are significantly more advanced and “senior-friendly” than oxygen tanks. While oxygen tanks are made of aluminum and are quite heavy and clunky, oxygen concentrators are small, plastic systems that compress […]

How Can You Protect Aging Parents From Financial Fraud?

Over the next 25 years, the number of Americans over the age of 65 will more than double to 72 million. And by 2030, seniors will make up at least 20% of the total U.S. population. Sadly, many con artists see those numbers as a major opportunity, and there’s growing evidence that criminals are stepping […]

Know Your Options: the Tennessee CHOICES Program and Senior Home Care

If you’re looking for senior home care, home health care, or assisted living in Chattanooga TN, then the Tennessee CHOICES Program may help cover the cost of your expenses. But like most aspects of the American health care system, understanding and penetrating the bureaucracy can be difficult, especially if you’re already stressed about aging parents. […]