Background Checks for Caregivers: Just the First Step

Many times, individuals do not press charges against a person who has stolen items from them or a Judge will allow arrest info to be removed from someone's record if they perform Community Service. This means there are individuals who have multiple arrests for theft, drugs or other crimes, and yet this information will not show up on their Background Check....

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Costs of Senior Home Care

Senior Home Care Agencies offer the advantage of a flexible schedule which may be easily adjusted. This allows families to introduce caregiving services to a loved one slowly. Agencis offer an hourly and daily rate for care....

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Senior Care Agencies offer Added Protection for Caregiving

Senior Home Care Agencies have Policies & Procedures in place to insure the senior client will receive quality care and that both the Client and the Caregiver are protected in the employee-employer situation. Independent Contractor Caregivers do not provide clients with this insurance protection nor the layers of professional care management which offer active supervision of the client and the care....

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Alzheimer's Disease Care in Assisted Living

Sometimes seniors who are experiencing memory loss present unique care challenges, as their confusion about people, places and time of day can present safety challenges in providing quality care and offer an easy avenue to be verbally and physically abusive towards Caregivers....

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Nursing Home vs. Other Care Options

As Medicare only pays for nursing home care for a few months after a major medical incident, and Medicaid provides for nursing care for low-income seniors who have virtually no assets, alternative options are becoming more common. Assisted Living Communities and Senior Home Care Agencies are able to provide for many elder care needs....

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Elder Abuse

The number one form of elder abuse is financial. Many times the abuser is a relative. Professionally managed care, through a Senior Home Care Agency, prevents finanical abuse through proper policies and procedures for the Caregiver to follow....

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Assisted Living: Does it include a Caregiver?

Assisted Living is a term which does not have a standard definition within the senior care industry. While it usually guarantees there are meals available in a dining room, nurses on staff to monitor medical conditions, appropriate senior activities and transportation, this varies widely depending on the community. At the same time, while more services may be available, they may not be included in the monthly rental fee and result in additional costs....

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