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Who Should You Hire to Care for Your Loved One?

That’s a question I know is at the top of many of your minds. How do you choose someone and how can you be sure they are the right fit for your spouse, parent or child? As Administrator of Luxe Home Care, I have met with many families like yours over the years and understand […]

By |November 16th, 2016|Caregiving|0 Comments

The Difference between Homecare and Home Health Care and Why You Need to Know

Frequently, we are asked what the difference between homecare and home health care and which categories custodial care and private duty care fall into.

Home Care, Custodial care and Private Duty all fall under the homecare umbrella. Providers of these services offer “non-medical” services at home or in nursing facilities. Typically not covered by Medicare, clients […]

By |September 16th, 2016|Caregiving|0 Comments

I need a caregiver. What are my options?

You or a loved one needs a caregiver to provide in-home care. Who do you call for assistance? You can hire a:

Home care worker directly
Registry /referral service
Home care agency

To help you gain a better understanding of what each choice involves, we’ve gone into more detail below.

 

Hire a Home Care Worker Directly

When […]

By |August 24th, 2016|Caregiving|0 Comments

Proposed CA Senate Bill 1015 Will Make In-Home Care Services Less Affordable

As seniors and those with physical, emotional or intellectual challenges gravitate toward hiring in-home caregivers to maintain their independence, the state of California is considering the passage of a Senate Bill that would limit their ability to do so.

SB 1015, introduced on February 11, 2016, would mandate overtime pay for domestic workers who work more […]

By |August 10th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Homecare and Home Health Care for Cancer Patients

I’ve seen cancer affect many of my loved ones, two of my grandparents, and my best friend’s father. My best friend, 25 years old at the time, had to take 2 years off of work to care for his father who had colon cancer. The last stages of his father’s cancer were the worst. It […]

By |November 19th, 2015|Caregiving|0 Comments

Alzheimer’s and Dementia: The Disease Affecting 1 of 3

For the year of 2015, an estimate of 5.3 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

From the 5.3 million Americans, about 5.1 are age 65 and older, resulting in the remaining people to be under age 65 with early-onset Alzheimer’s.

Of the 5.3 million Americans with Alzheimer’s, about two-thirds are women. From the 5.1 million […]

By |November 11th, 2015|Caregiving|0 Comments

California’s Home Care Services Consumer Protection Act: AB1217

What is AB1217?

AB1217 Home Care Services Consumer Protection Act was enacted on January 1, 2015, enforcing stringent requirements on home care services in California. This Act enforces all home care organizations be licensed and regulated through the State Department of Social Services, and obtain registration of home care aides.

Who is affected by the Act?

This Act […]

By |October 4th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Vital Local Transportation Services for People in Wheelchairs

Driving is a privilege that many of us take for granted. Unfortunately, that day will come for all of us when we lose our independency to drive where we want to when we want to due to being incapable of driving safely. Furthermore, many elderly people are in a wheelchair and are unable to sit […]

By |September 9th, 2015|News|0 Comments

The Advantages of Homecare

There are many factors to consider when deciding whether Homecare or Home Healthcare is right for you or a loved one. Some of the factors one must analyze are the cost of living, quality of care, independency, privacy, familiarity , and efficiency.

Cost of Living

The most advantageous aspect of home health care is that it is […]

By |July 22nd, 2015|Caregiving|0 Comments

What is Long-Term Care?

Long-term care is a range of services and supports you may need to meet your personal care needs. Most long-term care is not medical care, but rather assistance with the basic personal tasks of everyday life, typically called Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), which include:

Eating
Bathing
Dressing
Toileting
Continence
Transferring (moving in and out of bed, chair or wheelchair

There are […]

By |May 23rd, 2015|Caregiving|0 Comments