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This blog is brought to you by Caring Companions LLC. It is meant to inform the general public on issues related to home care and in-home safety. Please consult your lawyer, a social worker or a doctor for legal and medical advice. Enjoy!

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THE PHYSICAL ASPECTS OF AGING

Posted on January 4, 2018 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (4)

THE PHYSICAL ASPECTS OF AGING

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO TRY TO SLOW DOWN THE PROCESS?

The changes that happen to our bodies as we age vary. The order of change from person to person has its similarities, but how quick the progression differs greatly. Most adults hit their peak physical condition by the time they hit their early 30s and experience physical decline from there. Sometimes, the progression of these changes can be slowed down by lifestyle changes. Light, daily exercise, such ...

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Top 5 Reasons to Choose a Home Care Agency over a Private Caregiver

Posted on May 6, 2017 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Top 5 Reasons to Choose a Home Care Agency over a Private Caregiver

1) You Have A Whole Community Behind You: When you choose an agency like Caring Companions you effectively receive support from a whole team with experience in the industry. We can answer questions about a variety of topics that range from nursing care to insurance and Medicaid. We are here to help you work through any problems that may arise. From time to time, that problem may incl...

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5 Things All Home Care Providers Need to Know About the Dangers of the Summer Heat

Posted on February 27, 2016 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (4)

Summer is once again upon us in Northeast Ohio. As exciting as it most certainly is, it can also be a bit dangerous. As a caregiver, there are several things you should know in order to help your client or love on enjoy the beautiful summer weather with peace of mind.

1. Risks of Heat Exhaustion

Older adults are at a much higher risk to develop heat exhaustion and heat stroke. As we age, our body begins to lose its ...

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Ohio PASSPORT Program

Posted on June 14, 2015 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

PASSPORT stands for Pre-Admission Screening System Providing Options & Resources Today. PASSPORT is a Medicaid waiver program that is intended to “help preserve the independence of the individual, as well as maintain ties to family and friends by providing services in home and community settings to delay or prevent nursing facility placement.” (Ohio Department of Aging, 2014). It can be used in conjunction with Medicare, but it differs in the type of services provided. PASSPOR...

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Being Careful In The Cold

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (1)

By:Robert Gundic, Co-Owner Caring Companions LLC

The temperature dropped to about 15 degrees today. Yup, it's winter in Cleveland, Ohio! Summer seems to be a thing of the past and so is the threat of heat exhaustion. However, with summer gone and winter upon us, other concerns are brought to mind.

Hypothermia and frost bite are two weather related medical issues that are of particular concern because of the difficulty older adults have mai...

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Paying for Home Health Care in Ohio

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BY: Robert Gundic

 

Owner, Caring Companions

 

According to longtermcare.gov, Someone turning age 65 today has almost a 70% chance of needing some type of long-term care services and supports in their remaining years.Most people will need almost 2 years of home care, on average.

 

Concerns of paying for home health care services are rising almost as fast as the costs of health care in ...

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