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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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:
Transferring (moving in and out of bed, chair or wheelchair
There are […]