Category: Home Care

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Do You Have to be Homebound to Get Home Health Care?

Yes. You must be expecting difficulty leaving home due to your illness, disability, or injury, thus being unable to seek medical care at an institution. In addition, to obtain medical care at home, you need to have an order for…
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Home Health Care: What To Do When You Are Homebound

Aging, chronic illness, disability, or injuries may significantly limit your mobility and make it difficult to go about your everyday life. Being homebound means that you are unable to leave your home without difficulty, usually staying entirely confined to your…
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What Qualifies a Patient for Home Health Care?

To qualify for home health care, a person needs to meet the following criteria: Was recently discharged from a hospital, rehabilitation center, or nursing home Requires intermittent (part-time) skilled care services (skilled nursing, continued occupational therapy, or speech therapy) Is…
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How Long Should a Home Health Visit Last?

Home health care nursing and home health aide services that Medicare covers are available up to seven days per week. These services are provided for no more than eight hours per day. However, the average visit lasts about an hour…
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What Makes a Person Homebound?

Being homebound means that you cannot leave your home due to advanced age, disability, or illness. Medicare uses housebound status to determine your eligibility to receive in-home care and other services. Disability, injuries, age, and illness are the most common…
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What Services Do Seniors Need Most
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What Services Do Seniors Need Most?

Services that seniors need most involve: Health care and medication management Personal care Nutrition Mobility and transportation Health Care & Medication Management Many seniors have chronic illnesses or injuries that require ongoing treatment and long-term care. Your aging family member…
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What Age Do Seniors Usually Need Daily Assistance
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At What Age Do Seniors Usually Need Daily Assistance?

At what age do seniors need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) usually depends on their health status. However, a longer lifespan for many people means a decline in health and the inability to perform ADLs independently. Research shows…
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Five Things You Must Consider When Taking Care of an Elderly
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What are the Five Things You Must Consider When Taking Care of an Elderly?

When taking care of an older adult, you need to take care of the following five things: Behavioral problems Depression and anxiety Memory loss and other aspects of cognitive decline Home safety Caregiver stress Behavioral problems. Many seniors with dementia…
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Are You Affected by Caregiver Stress

Are You Affected by Caregiver Stress?

Being a caregiver can be one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have, but it’s also one of the hardest and most stressful. About one third of the adult population in the United States is a caregiver to a…
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activities of daily living for the elderly adls
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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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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.