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Advantages of Caregivers for Post Hospitalization Recovery

For most adults transitioning out of the hospital setting, home care is the solution that offers the greatest security and happiness for the client and the most peace of mind to his or her family.

  • Working with a personal caregiver provides the individual customized attention, ranging from a few hours a day to around-the-clock care 24 hours a day.
  • Visiting therapists can cater to the specific recovery needs of a client at home. For example, to practice walking stairs, a therapist can utilize the exact staircase the patient will eventually need to climb. This level of customization is not available in a rehab facility.
  • A patient benefits psychologically from the comfort of home and has a smoother transition back to a familiar routine and lifestyle.
  • Further, patients recovering at home can benefit from full-time, 24-hour services from a caregiver; the level of care is far more personalized than at a nursing facility and families enjoy peace of mind knowing a trained professional is always at home.
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Understanding The Types of Senior Care

With so many senior housing communities popping up around Indianapolis and numerous in home care options, choosing care for you loved one is difficult. Here’s a brief overview of the most common types of care to help you with your decisions.

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Build Strength, Balance to Prevent Falls

One in three adults over the age of 65 falls every year resulting in injuries ranging from scrapes and bruises to hip fractures. In recognition of Fall Prevention Awareness Day on September 23rd, Home Care Assistance interviewed Julie Groves, occupational therapist and owner of Therapy In Your Home – OT, PT, ST, a specialized outpatient therapy service.

Below Julie recommends tips to prevent falls and explains how an occupational therapist can help reduce fall risk in the home. Read more

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Moderate Level of Care Well Suited for Home Care

Adults of every age should plan for and have a thorough understanding of long-term care options before you get to the point of needing care.  Researching these options can be confusing and overwhelming but educating yourself is essential to planning for your or a loved one’s future care needs. We hope to alleviate some of the stress surrounding long-term care planning with an introductory guide, which will help you make a well-informed decision when it comes to your family’s unique needs and preferences.

89% of seniors prefer to live in the comfort of home. Moving away to an unfamiliar environment can impact the individual’s emotional wellbeing, which can lead to physical decline, furthering the loss of independence. For seniors that require only a moderate level of care, consider all of the options before making a big move or financial commitment.

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Who Is Your Perfect Caregiver?

With age comes the importance of considering long-term care options and choosing a plan that is best suited to our unique needs and preferences. There are a variety of home care services that suit the unique needs of each individual and allow him or her to maintain his or her independence as much as possible. Planning ahead is important and can have real benefits for you and your senior loved ones. Read more

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Home Care Assistance Receives 2015 Best of Home Care® Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice Awards

Home Care Assistance of Indianapolis, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is honored to be recognized as a 2015 Best of Home Care Provider of Choice and 2015 Best of Home Care Employer of Choice. This prestigious award is given to home care providers who rank in the top 50th percentile in one or more client satisfaction categories and rank in the top 50th percentile in one or more employee satisfaction categories, based on monthly satisfaction interviews conducted by Home Care Pulse. Read more

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Hummingbird Cake

This classic Southern dessert is a feast for the eyes as well as the sweet tooth! Like dolled-up banana bread, dressed to the nines for its debutant debut, the Hummingbird Cake is sweet and makes a great impression. If you are in need of a healthier variation for this recipe, substitute canola/vegetable oil with 6 tablespoons vegetable oil and 6 tablespoons applesauce. You can also replace the cream cheese used in the icing with fat-free or reduced-fat cream cheese. Read more

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Indianapolis Senior Care Company Receives 2014 Best of Home Care® Employer of Choice Award

Home Care Assistance of Indianapolis, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is honored to be recognized as a 2014 Best of Home Care Employer of Choice. This prestigious award is given to home care providers who rank in the top 50th percentile in one or more employee satisfaction categories, based on monthly satisfaction interviews conducted by Home Care Pulse. Read more

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Turkey and White Bean Chili

A hearty bowl of chili warms the belly and nourishes the soul. This easy recipe is a healthier option than traditional chili, with less sodium and calories. This yummy meal is even better when served with corn bread and a small salad. Read more

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Crispy Oven Baked Chicken

All of the crispy goodness of fried chicken, without all of the grease and guilt! This healthy twist on a familiar favorite is easy and scrumptious. The breading keeps the chicken tender and juicy, and adds a great crunch to every bite. Variations on this recipe are boundless. Read more