Posts filed under: In-Home Care

Should we get Grandma a dog?

Pets can be difficult to take care of at times, but they also provide beneficial relationships for many seniors and disabled persons. The following are some examples: 1. Companionship. Having pet can help prevent a senior from feeling lonely and... Read More

Hiring your own Help

Are you thinking of hiring your own help for an elder who lives alone? Here are a few things to know before you hire: THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE HIRING SELF-EMPLOYED HELP 1. Background Checks. Make sure you do a background... Read More

Meals on Wheels

The concept of home delivered meals started during the World War II in the United Kingdom when people lost their homes and had no place to prepare food. The Women’s Volunteer Service went out and brought food to the people.... Read More

Talking with an Aging Parent About Home Care Services

If you are an adult child struggling to assist an aging parent with the activities of daily life, it might be time to consider professional in-home care. Professional in-home care is one of the best ways for helping seniors safely... Read More

Medicare Outpatient Physical Therapy Caps

With the length of hospital stays continuing to decline for patients following an illness or surgery, more and more people are utilizing outpatient therapy. For older adults and those living with a disability that qualifies them to receive Medicare benefits,... Read More

The Cost of Home Care in Illinois and Missouri

If you are a caregiver in Illinois or Missouri struggling to help a loved one living with a disability maintain their independence, in-home care may be a cost-effective way to help support their needs. Home care agencies can provide assistance... Read More

Winter Safety: Advice for Caregivers in Illinois and Missouri

Like it or not, winter is here. If you are a caregiver for an adult living with a disability or for an aging loved one, it is time to help them prepare.  The care management team from ACM Care offers... Read More

Understanding Senior Care Legal Terminology

If an aging loved one or a family member living with a disability has recently been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, families often begin to consider what legal and financial planning they need to do to prepare for the... Read More

In-Home Safety Checklist for Seniors in IL & MO

Caregivers in Illinois and Missouri that we talk with each week often express their concern for a loved one living at home alone. While they don’t want to prevent them from remaining independent and in their own home, they also... Read More

5 Ways to Dodge the Flu Virus this Flu Season

Amidst the beauty of a Missouri and Illinois Fall it lurks. The virus that can have deadly consequences for our seniors. Yes, flu season is almost here again. While experts predict the virus will peak in January or February, the... Read More