home care

Self-direction allows individuals to have greater choice over the services and supports they receive, including hiring and managing their own paid caregivers and purchasing items to live more independently at home.
Amy Goyer provides tips for hospital or rehab discharge planning.
I’ve recently been helping a friend who has been managing her mother’s transitions from a hospital to a rehab facility and then to another rehab facility that now wants to send her home before she, or her family, is ready.
Amy Goyer shares 10 of her favorite gadgets that help her care for her Mom and Dad.
En español | I’ve been a family caregiver for more than 30 years, and I’ve found that there are some gadgets that not only make my life much easier but also make the lives of those I’m caring for much safer and happier.
Amy Goyer describes 5 lessons learned the hard way about hiring paid caregivers for her parents.
For more than five years I’ve been hiring paid caregivers to help care for my parents. They have run the gamut from top-notch to terrible. Along the way, I’ve learned some hard but valuable lessons:
By Jay Hancock of Kaiser Health News
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