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Focusing on topics, concerns and issues facing senior's,
children with aging parents, grandparents, baby boomers and caregivers.
Texas Home Care Options
are services that assist seniors, elderly
disabled with their activities of daily living including eating, maintaining personal hygiene, and basic mobility.
Assistance with medication is an area that toes the line between
medical and non-medical care. Medication reminders
is considered non-medical. Caregivers
medications, they can only remind and watch, to ensure the
individual takes them.
Home Health Agencies provide
licensed, skilled healthcare, including short-term nursing services, physical therapy, occupational therapy,
speech language pathology, medical social work
and home health aide services. Certified home health
in acute patient
conditions or environments. Unlicensed persons (not limited
to home health aides) can assist with administration of medications
without any RN supervision or delegation.
is intended to relieve symptoms and suffering associated
with a terminal illness in those who have been given six months
or less to live. The patient must choose to forgo further
curative treatment. Medicare only covers your hospice care if
the hospice provider is Medicare-approved.
Aging in Place
Options - To "age in place" simply means that you
will be remaining in your own home for the later years of your
life; not moving into a smaller home, assisted living,
retirement community, etc. It's a "lifestyle" choice, and one
that should not be taken lightly, as it's not right for
Senior Transportation is provided by
non medical in-home care agencies but only when you sign on to use their home care services.
Taking you to and from the doctor, grocery store, hair
appointments, etc. is included in their fee. However, some
provide what's referred to as
a la carte' senior transportation
so it's important to ask, meaning, you
don't have to use their home care services.
Meal Services provide various types of meal
services for older adults; meals prepared for seniors in their
homes by professional cooks / chef where they do the shopping
and cooking, preparing healthy meals in the person's kitchen; companies
that prepare home delivered meals (like other home meal
delivery services but who specialize in older adults).
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The determination of the need for senior care services and the choice of a facility is an extremely important decision. Please make your own independent investigation.