Thank you for voting Rather Be Home Best of the Best for 2017 in the category Best In Home Care Company.  We appreciate everyone’s vote and taking time out of your day to do it! If we can be of assistance for you or your loved one please give us a call for a free…

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Have you ever thought that mom or dad should hang their car keys up for good? You are not alone. There comes a time in most people’s lives after a certain point where that becomes a real dilemma. It is truly difficult to decide when someone should stop driving, since you need to balance safety…

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As we grow older and remain independent in our homes sometimes the place we love so dearly presents some obstacles. We may not be as steady on our feet as before which can lend itself to trips and devastating falls, some in which we may never fully recover. So what do we do when we…

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The first question usually is, “Where can we get help caring for mom or dad?” Caregiving is a tremendous responsibility and extremely stressful so congratulations on realizing  a helping hand is something to be welcomed. Most people start with the mind rolodex skimming through friends, neighbors and distant relatives trying to decipher who is a…

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A financial power of attorney is a document that gives another person (an agent) the legal authority and power to act for an individual to manage his or her financial and legal affairs (e.g., investments, bank accounts, bill payments). The agent has the sole ad legal power to make all legal and financial decisions on…

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So what is hospice and when should you call? Hospice is a program of care and support for people who are terminally ill. Here are some important facts about hospice: ■ Hospice helps people who are terminally ill live comfortably. ■ Hospice isn’t only for people with cancer. ■ The focus is on comfort, not…

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Talking to your parents about receiving help in the home can be difficult. Many aging parents feel they are losing their independence if they need assistance keeping up with daily chores or activities of daily living. These suggestions should help: Help me Help you – Tell your parent that if they would agree to a…

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This year Rather Be Home started an initiative to educate people in the community about Monarch butterflies and plant as many milkweed seeds and plants as possible. Plants were started indoors in March under grow lights. Our first stop was Rose Lane Nursing home where we worked with the Activities Department and scheduled a series…

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Many people will be discharged to a rehabilitation unit following a hospitalization due to surgery or an illness. Today, Medicare will pay for a rehab stay for up to 100 days in a benefit period if the person has stayed three days or more in the hospital and the health coordination team feels it would…

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Rather Be Home participated in this year’s walk. A big thanks to Dave and Pam who also joined us in walking and fundraising. We didn’t quite hit our goal of $2500 but we will be sure to next year! All in all it was a tremendous success for the Association with 80 teams total walking…

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