With 2018 coming to a close, we thought we’d take the time to share our top blog posts from the year. We had too many great posts to highlight, so we compiled the most popular posts from the past year.

Consider these your must-reads to get a jump-start on 2019!

1. Future Trends in Homecare Technology

New technologies, and improvements to existing ones, will prove invaluable for seniors. This is especially promising for the nearly 90 percent of baby-boomers who want to “age in place,” remaining in their own homes as long as possible. In the coming years, those who reach their golden years will be more tech-savvy than past generations of older people. Thus, they’ll be in a better position to take advantage of innovations that optimize their capabilities and give them access to homecare and healthcare services that are better-coordinated than in the past.

2. 4 Unique Ways to Pay for Homecare Services

It can be a stressful time if you have elderly parents or other loved ones that need homecare services to help them take care of themselves. You are concerned with finding the best agency to provide the best quality of care, but then the question arises — how are you going to pay for homecare services? Most people rely on savings or long-term care insurance, but there are many uniques ways to pay for these services other than directly out-of-pocket. Here we highlight 4 of the common options that we have seen.

3. How Do Changes In Climate Affect the Elderly?

The changing seasons affect all of us, but they have an especially profound impact on the elderly. Seniors currently account for 13% of the US population, and their numbers are on the rise, so addressing the healthcare needs of this group is becoming increasingly important. Older people respond differently to temperature variations than their younger counterparts. If you’re wondering how seasonal climate change can affect you or your loved one, here are a few things to keep in mind.

4. How Do Home Care Agencies Screen Caregivers?

Having a caregiver in your home can be an unbelievably rewarding experience. Depending on the level of care your loved one needs, your home caregiver might provide basic to moderate support and often become trusted companions – an extended part of your family. You want to choose the best person who will fit in your home, but how are these caregivers screened? Here we provide some background for those who may be evaluating caregivers on how the process works.

5. The Case for Longevity: Benefits to Seniors Who Age in Place

Growing older presents many challenges and changes for both the individual aging and their surrounding family and friends. And one change that a vast majority of seniors want to avoid is moving out of their homes. In fact, according to an AARP study, 90% of older adults want to remain living in their homes for as long as possible — also known as aging in place. Here we will explore some of the many benefits to seniors who age in place.

We’re proud to be recognized by our employers and customers with Best in Home Care Awards, for both Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice in 2018, and we hope to achieve this honor again in 2019! If you want to learn how we help make healthy, independent living in the home possible, contact us today.