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6 things not to do as a caregiver

6 things not to do as a caregiver | McCortney Family In Home Care | Scoop.it

Pay special attention to number six, “DO NOT neglect your own health”.  This is a huge deal.  If you are caring for mom, dad, your spouse or a sibling, the last thing you need is for the caregiver to get into a situation where they need a caregiver of their own.

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Affordable Care Act Program Encourages In-Home Care

Affordable Care Act Program Encourages In-Home Care | McCortney Family In Home Care | Scoop.it

If in-home care for senior adults is what people want and providing in-home caregivers instead of nursing home care saves money, why wouldn’t this be the direction our healthcare system goes?  No, we will never end the need for some people to be placed in nursing homes. 

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Who Cares for the Home Care Aides?

Who Cares for the Home Care Aides? | McCortney Family In Home Care | Scoop.it

Like so many families, we turned to committed and compassionate home-care workers, who supported not only my mother but also the whole family during the progression of my mother's disease.
I am so grateful that I was able to be with my mother, in our home, in her final years. It would not have been possible without the incredible women who provided quality care to my mother.

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McCortney In-home Care is Owned and Operated by Health Care Professionals

McCortney In-home Care is Owned and Operated by Health Care Professionals | McCortney Family In Home Care | Scoop.it

McCortney Family In-home Care provides companionship and family home care services to seniors. Our caregivers serve aged adults recovering from surgery or a chronic illness, or simply needing assistance with daily chores to lead an independent life in the comfort of their familiar surroundings at home. Our clients also include new and expectant mothers, adults with special needs, families with cases of cognitive disorders like Alzheimers, Dementia, etc. We offer hourly up to 24 hour live-in care.

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How Many In-home Caregivers Will It Take?

How Many In-home Caregivers Will It Take? | McCortney Family In Home Care | Scoop.it

One caregiver doesn't know what the other has done, and things slip through the cracks.  It is hard on the person who needs help, and, in the end, not as good for them as having one or two dedicated caregivers who can really help them get into a routine.

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Hiring Someone to Help With Home Care

Hiring Someone to Help With Home Care | McCortney Family In Home Care | Scoop.it

The entire article is worth a read if you are new to this discussion.  It helps explain what in-home care Medicare provides, and the limits of that care.  Then it goes on to discuss the different types of agencies that provide family home caregivers and the questions you should be asking before hiring caregivers to take care of your spouse or your parents.

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A Patient's Guide to Home Care

A Patient's Guide to Home Care | McCortney Family In Home Care | Scoop.it

I thought this info-graphic on In-home care service was interesting.  It is from a family home care company based in another state, but the information is still relevant for Oklahoma. 

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