Visiting my mothers doctor for the first time

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This is an awkward situation for me, today I visited my Mothers doctor for the first time. We have not been to the doctor together since I was a kid. Only this time there is a complete role reversal I had to the adult and my mother the child. The reason for the doctor visit…
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Considering a live-in Caregiver?

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When considering hiring a live-in caregiver there is a lot to consider. Personally I hired a live-in to take care of my elderly parents who were now in their 80’s to help with the daily chores, housekeeping, laundry, personal care, and help with the meals. I only decided to bring a live-in after we exhausted…
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YOUR RIGHT TO CHOOSE A HOME HEALTH AGENCY

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We often take calls from patients, family members and caregivers concerned that their Doctor does not want to refer them to Caring Professional Services for various reasons, such as "We only refer to Agencies we work with". The fact is that if you're an original Medicare participant you have the right to choose your service providers…
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FLORIDA MEDICAID MANAGED CARE – (LTC)

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Attention Florida Medicaid Waiver Receipts: As you may know, the Florida Legislature created a new program called "Medicaid Managed Care." The Medicaid Managed Care will change how some individuals receive their health care from the Florida Medicaid program. These programs are part of the Long Term Care (LTC) waiver programs that are now going to…
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Medicare guidelines for home health services

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How often is home health care covered by Medicare? The simple answer is as needed and ordered by your doctor. Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and/or Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers eligible home health services like intermittent skilled nursing care, physical therapy, speech-language pathology services, continued occupational services, and more. Medicare does not cover…
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Bathroom Modifications

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As we age and stay at home longer, there may be a need to remodel or modify your existing bathroom. The following is a list of modifications we recommend for our elderly clients in order to reduce the risk of falling and increase the safety and security. Replace old bathtubs with showers Install handrails and…
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Your right to choose a Home Health Agency

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Do I have the right to choose my medicare service provider? YES! you have the right to choose for yourself. We often take calls from patients or family members concerned that their Doctor does not want to refer them to Caring Professional Services for various reasons, such as "We only refer to Agencies we work…
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Caring for your Parents at home

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Caring for your Parents Many adults feel uneasy about their aging parents especially for this living alone. We just don't know when it's the right time to intervene because it's hard to interfere with their independence and privacy. Unfortunately by the time we get involved it's too late and often due to an emergency or…
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Why so many pills?

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I visited my mother's doctor a couple of days ago because I had many questions about her medications, there were some many pills in all shapes and sizes and colors and I had no idea what they were all for and when they needed to be taken. Some of the names I could not even…
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Using Our Home Health Care Agency

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[embed]https://youtu.be/wmSJpqtekHA[/embed] Thank you to Veronica for recommending Caring Professional Services as her grandmother's Home Health Agency. Caring Professional Services provided nursing and home health aide services.
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