What Is Home Care?

Posted by ComForCare on Aug 9, 2018 10:10:00 AM

As home care providers, we at ComForCare Home Care are often called due to an emergency: someone has fallen and injured themselves, or they have had a stroke. Understandably, people usually do not explore the topic of in-home care until it becomes a necessity. At ComForCare, we want to try and demystify in-home care, so when you need help, you are starting on solid ground.

To begin, what exactly is home care? Home care is care provided wherever a person calls home. There are two kinds of home care: medical and non-medical.

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Topics: Aging, Home Care Planning, Caregiving

Tips for Talking to Your Loved One About Home Care

Posted by ComForCare on Apr 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

“I can talk to my dad about anything,” Dave of Winnipeg, Manitoba said. “But for some reason, I had a lot of trouble broaching the subject of home care.”

For many, talking to a loved one about getting help causes anxiety. Here are some tips for making the conversation less stressful.

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Topics: Aging, Home Care Planning, Safety, Healthy Living

Caregiver Self-Care With Time Limits

Posted by ComForCare on Mar 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you are caring for a loved one, you know time is precious. When you do have a moment to spare, you may spend it scrolling through Facebook or flipping through the channels on TV. However, there may be more productive uses of your time. Here are some ideas of what you can do if life presents you with a break for five, 10 or 30 minutes.

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Topics: Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Activities and Lifestyle

Transitions of Care Challenges and How You Can Manage Them

Posted by ComForCare on Feb 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Transitions of care can be any transfer your loved one makes between a facility such as a hospital, a skilled nursing facility, an assisted living community or their home. In the 30 days following discharge from a hospital or care facility, the chance of readmission is high.

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Topics: Fall Prevention, Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Safety

Does Your Loved One Need Help at Home? Signs to Look for During the Holidays

Posted by ComForCare on Dec 20, 2017 10:27:28 AM

The holidays are a time to be with family and to enjoy each other’s company. Festive gatherings are also an ideal time to get caught up on what your loved ones are doing. Are they enjoying their new class at the gym? Is there any gossip from the Red Hat Society? Are they still able to safely live in their own home?

This last question probably will not come up over the dinner table, but it may cross your mind. Be observant at holiday get-togethers and look for some of the following signs your loved one may need help at home:

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Topics: Aging, Home Care Planning, Holidays

10 Life Hacks for Caregivers

Posted by ComForCare on Dec 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Nothing worth doing is easy. However, that does not mean everything worth doing has to be hard. Caregiving is one of the most worthwhile things we can do for ourselves and our loved ones. Here are some tried-and-true life hacks to help you make your life and the life of the person you are caring for simpler and more organized.

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Topics: Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Technology, Safety

9 Ways to Prevent Your Loved One From Falling This Winter

Posted by ComForCare on Dec 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Falls are the No. 1 cause of injury-related hospitalizations among seniors. They are also the cause of 95 percent of all hip fractures in older adults. Here are nine ways to help protect your loved one from falls in winter months.

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Topics: Fall Prevention, Home Care Planning, Safety, Healthy Living

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