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Home health care | National Institute on Aging

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Looking for respite care or help with Alzheimer's caregiving? Learn about supportive resources like home care, adult day care, meal services, and hospice. Respite care can provide relief for family caregivers. Learn about how respite care could help your family, and find resources to connect with ...

What Is Long-Term Care? | National Institute on Aging

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Home Health Care. Home health care involves part-time medical services ordered by a physician for a specific condition. These services may include nursing care to help a person recover from surgery, an accident, or illness. Home health care may also include physical, occupational, or speech therapy and temporary home health aide services.

Residential Facilities, Assisted Living, and Nursing Homes ...

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Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide a wide range of health and personal care services. Their services focus on medical care more than most assisted living facilities. These services typically include nursing care, 24-hour supervision, three meals a day, and assistance with everyday activities.

Paying for Care | National Institute on Aging

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How people pay for long-term care—whether delivered at home or in a hospital, assisted living facility, or nursing home—depends on their financial situation and the kinds of services they use. Often, they rely on a variety of payment sources, including personal funds, government programs, and private financing options.

Aging in Place: Growing Older at Home | National Institute ...

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The VA sometimes provides medical care in your home. In some areas, they offer homemaker/ home health aide services, adult day health care, and hospice. To learn more, visit www.va.gov, call the VA Health Care Benefits number, 877-222-8387 (toll-free), or contact the VA medical center nearest you.

Providing Care to a Diverse Population | National ...

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Home Health Information Providing Care to a Diverse Population. Talking with Your Older Patient Providing Care to a Diverse Population Appreciating the richness of cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds among older patients can help to promote good health care. When you understand how different cultures view health care, you are better ...

Caregiving | National Institute on Aging

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Caregiving. Millions of Americans take care of a friend or family member with a serious health condition. Being a caregiver can be a labor of love, but it can also be stressful. Learn how you can be an effective caregiver while also taking care of yourself.

Where Can I Find Care for a Dying Relative? | National ...

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Care at home can be a big job for family and friends—physically, emotionally, and financially. But, there are benefits too, and it is often a job caregivers are willing to take on. Hiring a home nurse is an option for people who need additional help and have the financial resources.

Fall-Proofing Your Home | National Institute on Aging

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Home Improvements Prevent Falls. Many State and local governments have education and/or home modification programs to help older people prevent falls. Check with your local health department, or local Area Agency on Aging to see if there is a program near you. Read more about falls and falls prevention. Read about this topic in Spanish.

What Is Respite Care? | National Institute on Aging

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Learn more about paying for care. Respite Services during COVID-19. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, respite care providers may continue to update their services and policies to comply with state department of health and CDC guidelines. Call or check the provider's website for information on their policies.

What Are Palliative Care and Hospice Care? | National ...

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Palliative care is a resource for anyone living with a serious illness, such as heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cancer, dementia, Parkinson's disease, and many others. Palliative care can be helpful at any stage of illness and is best provided soon after a person is diagnosed. In addition to improving quality of life and ...

Getting Help with Alzheimer's Caregiving | National ...

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Home Health Care Services. Home health care aides are skilled, licensed medical professionals who come to your home and help you recover from a hospital stay, illness, or injury. Aides provide skilled nursing care, physical, occupational, or speech therapy, and other medical services coordinated by your doctor. You need a doctor’s order for ...

Advance Care Planning: Health Care Directives | National ...

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Advance care planning is not just about old age. At any age, a medical crisis could leave you too ill to make your own health care decisions. Even if you are not sick now, planning for health care in the future is an important step toward making sure you get the medical care you would want, if you are unable to speak for yourself and doctors and family members are making the decisions for you.

Frequently Asked Questions About Caregiving | National ...

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Look for resources in your community, such as home health care or adult day care centers. The Eldercare Locator can help you find in-home help; transportation; resources to install ramps, grab bars, or other home modifications; and other resources in your area. It can also help you learn about options for paying for care.

Telehealth: What Is It, How to Prepare, Is It Covered ...

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Due to COVID-19, health care providers may increase their use of telehealth services to keep patients and health care providers safe. Recent policy changes during the COVID-19 pandemic have helped reduce barriers to telehealth access and have promoted the use of telehealth as a way to deliver acute, chronic, primary, and specialty care.

COVID-19 Resources for Older Adults & Caregivers | NIA

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Find health and safety information on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), plasma donation, and medical devices, and treatments from the Food & Drug Administration. COVID-19 and Healthcare. Healthcare workers are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic providing medical treatment and care.

Home Safety Checklist for Alzheimer's Disease | National ...

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Use the following room-by-room checklist to alert you to potential hazards and to record any changes you need to make to help keep a person with Alzheimer’s disease safe. You can buy products or gadgets necessary for home safety at stores carrying hardware, electronics, medical supplies, and children's items.

Elder Abuse | National Institute on Aging

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Abuse can happen in many places, including the older person's home, a family member's house, an assisted living facility, or a nursing home. The mistreatment of older adults can be by family members, strangers, health care providers, caregivers, or friends. Types of Abuse. There are many types of abuse:

What Is a Geriatric Care Manager? | National Institute on ...

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A geriatric care manager, usually a licensed nurse or social worker who specializes in geriatrics, is a sort of "professional relative" who can help you and your family to identify needs and find ways to meet your needs.

Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth | National Institute ...

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Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are relatively new, and scientists are still learning about their long-term health effects. However, we do know e-cigarette vapor contains cancer-causing chemicals. Finding Low-Cost Dental Care Dental care can be costly.