WHAT TO LOOK FOR AND QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE HIRING A HOME CARE AGENCY

WHAT TO LOOK FOR AND QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE HIRING A HOME CARE AGENCY Kerry Goss – Owner - Senior Helpers of the Desert Kerry Goss Owner, Senior Helpers of the Desert While finding a caregiver on your own may initially appear to be less expensive, the cost difference becomes negligible when time, taxes, insurance and your security are … [Read more...]

CAREGIVING FOR PERSONS WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE 

 VOICES TO BE HEARD Maryann Abendroth PhD, RN Assistant Professor Northern Illinois University School of Nursing and Health Studies Informal caregivers such as spouses, partners, adult children and other family members and friends play a crucial role in caring for persons with Parkinson’s disease. The caregiving journey is a unique one. At … [Read more...]

IMPORTANT DECISION AFFECTING OVERTIME PAY TO HOME CARE WORKERS

By Ronald Fatoullah, Attorney at Law Effective October 13, 2015, home care workers (home health aides, personal care aides and certified nursing assistants) will be subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rules, which offer minimum wage and overtime wage protections.  The 1974 Amendments to the FLSA exempted certain categories of … [Read more...]

GENTIVA

Gentiva started back in 1971 as Healthcare Unlimited, a division of Olsten, Corp. Gentiva was part of the home health sector for several years before launching hospice services in 2006.  In 2010 it acquired Odyssey Healthcare and in 2015 become a part of the Kindred At Home families.  Hospice care is provided by Gentiva Hospice, Kindred at Home and … [Read more...]

FAMILY HOSPICE CARE RAISES AWARENESS

  FAMILY HOSPICE CARE RAISES AWARENESS DURING NATIONAL HOSPICE  AND PALLIATIVE CARE MONTH November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and Family Hospice Care will be recognizing its Colleagues and Volunteers all month for the extraordinary compassionate care that is given to our Hospice patients and honoring the patients and … [Read more...]