Category: Home Care

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Activities of Daily Living (The ADL’s)

Activities of daily living, also known as ADLs, involve routine self-care activities we normally perform independently. However, people with chronic illnesses, injuries, or debilitating health conditions such as dementia often need everyday assistance with basic tasks and activities of daily…
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What Types of Nursing Homes Are There?

While some nursing homes try to resemble homes, others are set up like hospitals with medical staff, occupational, physical, and speech therapy. Homelike nursing homes usually don’t stick to a fixed daily schedule, and staff members are allowed and encouraged…
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What Is In-Home Care?

Home care is non-medical care that involves providing supervisory care, helping the person who receives care with their activities of daily living. Home care services may include assistance with day-to-day activities such as cleaning and other chores and helping with…
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Why is Home Care Better than a Nursing Home?

Many aging people decide to stay within their home’s familiar surroundings and keep their independence for as long as possible. Nevertheless, many aging adults need some sort of assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). Many of them also have…
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Home Modifications for Seniors – How to Safely Age in Place?

Growing older at home is a dream that many aging adults don’t want to give up, regardless of their condition and health challenges. Recent studies show that more seniors are choosing to age in place than ever before. Many aging…
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What Is Personal Care for the Elderly?

What Is Personal Care for the Elderly? Personal care for the elderly is the support and/or supervision of the ADLs which stands for "Activities of Daily Living". Personal care is often provided by a family member, loved one, or a…
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How Much Is Home Care Per Hour?

How Much Is Home Care Per Hour? The cost of home care can vary quite a bit, specifically geographically and by services needed. If you are looking into getting home care for a parent or loved one who is homebound…
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How Long Will Medicare Pay For Home Health Care?

How Long Will Medicare Pay For Home Health Care? If you qualify for Medicare for home health care coverage, it could cover most or all of your costs for a limited time. The overall benefits of Medicare are very limited…
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Does Medicaid Pay For Family Caregivers?

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Does Medicaid Pay For Family Caregivers? Eligibility for Medicaid differs by state and there are different requirements and options available. Once approved for Medicaid, it is usually possible - with most states - to use the benefits to pay a…
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Will Social Security Pay For A Caregiver?

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Will Social Security Pay For A Caregiver? If you are caring for a parent or loved one you could be eligible to receive Social Security benefits as their primary caregiver. Social Security benefits, though, can't be used to pay for…
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Devoted Guardians'
Response to COVID-19

Devoted Guardians is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus, COVID-19, to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus. As you know, this situation continues to develop rapidly as new cases are identified in our communities and our protocols will be adjusted as needed.

While most cases of COVID-19 are mild, causing only fever and cough, a very small percentage of cases become severe and may progress particularly in the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions. Because this is the primary population that Devoted Guardians serves, we understand your concerns and want to share with you how our organization is responding to the threat of COVID-19.

We are following updates and procedures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) State Department of Health, local and county authorities, the Home Care Association of America and other agencies and resources. Our response and plans may adjust according to the recommendations from these organizations.