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Reducing Hospital Readmissions with At-Home Care

Reducing Hospital Readmissions with At-Home Care

At Visiting Angels, we recognize the concerns families have when a loved one is hospitalized. Not only are you concerned for their well-being and recovery, now you must consider if they need assistance when they return home. At-home care is one of the easiest ways to reduce hospital readmissions among the elderly.

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What is Long-Distance Caregiving from Visiting Angels?

What is Long-Distance Caregiving from Visiting Angels?

What is long-distance caregiving? Long-distance caregiving refers to the times when a family needs to find at home care for a loved one who does not live in their area. At Visiting Angels, we recognize that not all families live close together. No matter where you live, you don’t have to worry if your loved one needs care. Our long-distance caregiving services can help.

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Why Dealing with a Parent Who Has Dementia is the Ultimate Challenge

Why Dealing with a Parent Who Has Dementia is the Ultimate Challenge

Dementia can make even the most reliable, most capable family caregiver feel helpless. Diseases are not easy to handle, but the way dementia changes the brain and therefore the memory, body, mood and personality of the person affected makes it especially challenging. The brain is the control center. When that is compromised, the results are devastating.

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Why Your Dad Can’t Take Care of Mom Alone

Why Your Dad Can’t Take Care of Mom Alone

Caregiving spouses may also be compensating for the true daily needs of their partner. Because your father is caring for your mom 24-7, he sees everything—for better, for worse. He may not tell you just how bad the “for worse” parts are, instead, focusing his updates on the better. Although positivity in caregiving is important, this kind of denial can lead to dangerous outcomes for both parents. It’s vital that adult children dig deeper when it comes to the status of caregiving life at home—and make recommendations for support sooner.

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