Monthly Archives: June 2016

Why From The Heart Elder Care is the right choice!

 Home Care Vs. Nursing Home Geriatric care facilities are moving away from providing long term care beds and increasing the number of rehabilitative beds they offer. This is due to financial reasons, as Medicare pays $500 to $600 per day for a rehabilitative bed, while Medicaid pays only $125 per day for a long termContinue Reading

Why Home Care is the better choice!

It used to be that for elderly people who did not have family to care for them, the only option was living in a nursing home once they were unable to live independently. No longer! Successful franchises are cropping up as entrepreneurs react to a growing demographic: people living longer who are not necessarily ill,Continue Reading

What this cab driver did will shock you!!!

Many years ago I worked as a taxi cab driver. One time I had to pick up a passenger in the middle of the night. When I arrived at the address, the building was dark, except a light in a ground floor window. Many drivers would wait for a couple of minutes and drive awayContinue Reading

Mom and Alzheimer’s – beautiful story!

Before my mother lost her ability to speak I asked her what Alzheimer’s was like. She answered: “There’s something I want to say, it’s on the tip of my tongue, but my tongue just won’t work.” My mother told me that four months before entering her new living space designed specifically for Alzheimer’s patients, someContinue Reading

Safety Summer Tips for the Elderly

When temperatures and humidity rise, the staff at From The Heart Elder Care go on alert. Seniors are particularly vulnerable to serious health complications from hot weather, including heat exhaustion, heatstroke, sunburns and dehydration. The following are some valuable tips on how to keep seniors safe and comfortable during the summer months: Use an airContinue Reading

10 questions to ask before hiring Caregivers

1. How do you recruit caregivers, and what are your hiring requirements? 2. What types of screenings are performed on caregivers before you hire them? Criminal background check—federal or state? Drug screening? Other? 3. Are they certified in CPR or do they have any health-related training? 4. Are the caregivers insured and bonded through your agency? 5. WhatContinue Reading

Chickens help the elderly with loneliness

Chickens helping the elderly tackle loneliness A scheme to introduce hen keeping to the elderly is turning out to have a miraculous effect on their wellbeing by reducing isolation and depression Owen Turnbull is giving a tiny five-day-old chick a bath in the sink of a communal launderette. The chick, which is chirping away asContinue Reading

Women and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is more likely to strike women and puts more demands on women as caregivers.   Alzheimer’s takes a disproportionate toll on women, according to a report released Wednesday from the Alzheimer’s Association. Women are far more likely to develop the fatal disease than men: one in six women over 65 will get it duringContinue Reading

We Are HIRING – Spread The Word!!!!

Live-In and Hourly HHA Caregivers: Positions Available Now! Our caregivers are resourceful, professional, flexible, honest, respectful, loving and extremely caring! A From The Heart Elder Care employee enjoys what they do. If you possess all of these qualities then we want you to be a part of our team! Call us to learn about job opportunitiesContinue Reading

How to help the caregiver in your life

If you have ever tried to extend a helping hand to a caregiver, you’ve likely found that they have a very hard time accepting assistance. Nurturers by nature, they’re used to offering support, but really struggle when they find themselves on the receiving end. Most caregivers don’t want to be a bother or appear theContinue Reading

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