Home Health Services

How Does In-Home Care Work?

If you have an aging parent who needs assistance with bathing, getting dressed and other related tasks in the home, you may want to consider speaking with a home health aide. If this is an option you’re looking to explore, a family home health services representative can tell you more about how home care can […]

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Benefits of Home Health Care for Seniors

Benefits of Home Health Care for Seniors…If you have an aging parent who is having difficulty performing around-the-house tasks on their own, but they’re leaps and bounds away from needing to move into a nursing home, home health care may be an option. Below are some of the ways that a home health aide may […]

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Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Disease

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease can be challenging and difficult.  Everyday can bring new challenges and surprises.  Communication can be difficult and issues, such as incontinence, mood swings and hallucinations may become more prevalent over time, making it increasingly difficult to give care. At some point, it may be time to start investigating home […]

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Heat Dangers and the Elderly

Heat is a potentially deadly problem; nearly 400 Americans die from heat waves each year. Most of them are elderly people who often don’t realize when they are overheating and in danger. In Southwest Florida, this especially is a problem as temperatures here can reach very high levels. Combined with high humidity, summertime especially can […]

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Signs that Your Aging Loved One May Need In-Home Help

Needing help at home is something that may not be easy to accept or admit at any age, but for aging loved ones, it may be even more difficult to admit for the aging person as well as their family.  As hard as it may be to realize an elderly parent or loved one needs […]

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Stay Social, Stay Healthy

Studies today are proving more and more that social interaction is integral to seniors’ health and wellbeing. As we age, though, it’s difficult to keep up the same social connections we had when we were younger. If we’re not headed into an office every day or even if we aren’t going out running errands, then […]

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Keeping Your Aging Parent at Home

Most caregivers want to keep their aging loved ones at home for as long as possible. Often, you’ll hear the child of a senior say something like, “I promised Mom I’d never leave her in a home.” As long as the situation at home is safe and you are prepared for it, there is no […]

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Help Your Aging Loved Ones Cope Without Driving

One of the hardest – and likely scariest – parts of aging is that eventually we may not be able to drive any longer. Maybe it’s because of vision loss or an illness. Either way, it’s not just the fact that we can no longer bring ourselves to doctor appointments or to buy groceries, but […]

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Medicare Advantage Will Allow In-home Care as Supplemental Benefit in 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that non-skilled, in-home care services will be allowed as a supplemental benefit for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans in 2019. This is the first time that CMS has allowed supplemental benefits which include daily maintenance for recipients of Medicare Advantage. “CMS is expanding the definition of […]

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How to Receive Home Health Care

Home care referrals can be made directly from your Doctor’s office, a hospital discharge planner, a rehabilitation center or a skilled nursing facility.  Moorings Park Home Health provides an easy transition for you from a hospital or nursing facility to your home. THE ADMISSION PROCESS: • Your Doctor or you notify Moorings Park Home Health […]

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Person-Centered Care (PDC) for Seniors

The Person Directed Care, or PDC, philosophy honors the wonder of the human spirit. This Philosophy transforms the priorities of health care from accomplishing task to instead focusing on meeting the needs and satisfying the desire of the client or patient. The key components include; treating each client as an individual, valuing and empowering them, […]

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The Importance of Cancer Awareness

Things such as a lump or a mole could be an early warning sign of cancer for millions of people around the world. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death across the world and World Health Organization reports that cancer killed 8.8 million people globally in 2015. Since 2000, February 4 has been known as […]

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Long-Distance Caregiving

There are many details involved when caregiving from afar. A person may want to help an aging loved one as much as possible, but distance makes things difficult. The first step is to speak to the person who is being cared for and any person who will be providing the most in-person care for them. […]

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Preparing Meals for Aging Loved Ones

Prepping a week’s worth of meals at one time may seem overwhelming, but in the long run it winds up saving a lot of time and helps to stay on top of nutritional goals. If you are an adult caring for an aging loved one, preparing their meals ahead of time can provide you with […]

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How to Initiate Conversations with Aging Loved Ones

A loved one keeps forgetting to take their medications or puts off bathing, because they are unsteady on their feet. You hesitate to talk with your aging loved ones about their care needs and future plans, but they are showing signs of needing more help. How do you and the rest of the family start […]

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Self-Care Tips for Family Caregivers

Managing your own care when you are caring for a family member is extremely challenging, but the only way to best care for a loved one is to ensure you are properly caring for yourself. Caregiving is a very big job, but many people often don’t realize this, because they only see it as being […]

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Why and When to Opt for Using Home Health Care for Seniors

If you are like the majority of aging adults, you likely prefer to live at home for as long as possible. You enjoy the feeling of independence and being in familiar surroundings. Despite this, there may be some daily activities that are beginning to become a little challenging, such as dressing, bathing, driving, and grocery […]

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Healthy Food Shopping for Older Adults

Paying close attention to serving size, calories, and total fat are all important details, but adopting good nutrition begins in the grocery store. The following guidelines can help caregivers to ensure that seniors are eating nutrient-rich foods. Take note of the key components on food labels, such as calories, sodium, sugars, and fats. There are […]

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Sleep Deprivation and Alzheimer’s Disease

According to research conducted by the University of California, Berkeley, sleep deprivation can lead to an increased risk of memory issues and Alzheimer’s disease. The study indicates that regular restorative sleep helps to clean away toxic proteins called beta-amyloid that build up in the brain. Beta-amyloid attacks the brain’s long-term memory storage and is a […]

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Holiday Season

We want to remind you to take that hourly deep breath…… Are you having a difficult time keeping up with your growing family during the holidays? Once that quaint Thanksgiving or Christmas…. is now more of an event rather than a gathering……  Sometimes it’s as simple as managing expectations that come this time of the […]

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3 Signs that it May be Time to Bring in Outside Help

It is not uncommon for couples that have lived together for a long time to learn how to adapt, adjust and compensate for each other’s weaknesses. They figure out how to make it work until something happens and everything falls apart. You do not have to wait until an emergency happens to get help, though. […]

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Remain Independent in Your Own Home

It came to our attention through the time that our area was affected by Hurricane Irma, that there are many families in need of help during a time of crisis, whether a natural disaster or another type of crisis. Various issues that arise with regard to aging can be difficult to deal with, however, it […]

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The Importance in Informing Your Doctor About Any Fall or Injury

Falls and fall-related injuries amongst seniors are undoubtedly an area of concern. Despite this, a recent study shows that approximately half of seniors who have suffered a fall do not discuss the fall with their doctor. When someone has suffered a fall, it is very important to discuss it with the doctor for a variety […]

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Aging Women and Osteoporosis

According to recent studies, only 17 percent of women are tested for osteoporosis or receive any type of treatment for it. When women who are more advanced in age fracture a bone, it is not standard to give them a bone density test to see if they need any type of treatment to help prevent […]

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Moorings Park Offers 24 Hour Services in the Comfort of Your Own Home

Yes, we come to you! All the Quality of Moorings Park offered to you in the comfort of your own home! Our Home Health Agency offers Medicare services as well as Private Duty 24 hour Home Services Moorings Park is a Home Healthcare Medicare-Certified Agency, which also offers 24-hour private duty services. We want you […]

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