Category Archives : Home Health Care

Tips for Reducing Holiday Stress for Seniors and Caregivers

  November 01, 2010 The holidays can be both exciting and stressful, especially as aging family members hit new milestones and life changes, altering the dynamics of cherished traditions. As family dynamics shift with time, keeping the holidays light and festive requires ever more forethought and planning. Homewatch CareGivers offers these tips for bringing joy […]

How to Deal With Aging Parents

Statistics show that people are living longer and longer. The age that people live to has grown dramatically in the past 20 years. Because people are living longer there is usually greater need for assistance as we age. In the majority of households the assistance that seniors receive usually comes from their children. In many […]

Autism & Back-to-School: What Do You Wish You Knew?

  Does back-to-school make your stomach do backflips? Ours, too. So we asked some of TPGA’s contributors what they wish they’d known — as parents, or as students — about the back-to-school season. Here’s what they shared: Mir Kamin I knew it was okay to press for what my kid needed, but it took […]

The Case for Home Health Care

By GEORGE TALER, MD While Congress is debating health reform and struggling to accomplish the apparently competing goals of reducing costs while improving quality, I am part of a program that does both. As co-director of the Washington Hospital Center’s Medical House Call Program, I visit the sickest, frailest Medicare patients who consume a wildly […]

Making the Move to Home Health Care

Many people in the nursing profession first went to work as nurses because of the opportunity to help people. It is no secret that the job is fast paced and demanding. Some nurses have found that changing their career paths to home health care affords them the ability to step out of the fast lane […]