Should You Bring Your Parent Home from the Nursing Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

With the coronavirus pandemic hitting nursing homes and assisted living facilities especially hard, families are wondering whether they should bring their parents or other loved ones home. It is a tough decision with no easy answers.  Growing Cases The number of coronavirus cases in nursing homes and assisted living facilities across the country continues to grow. […]

Immigration Policies Cause Upheaval in the Home Care Industry for Patients and Workers

As the population ages, the need for caregivers is growing, but more restrictive immigration policies such as those being promoted by the Trump administration could have a negative impact on a caregiving industry that is already facing workforce shortages. The impact of this crisis in Maine came with the recent announcement that Home Care for Maine in Farmingdale […]

How to Choose the Right Home Care Provider

Aging in place is the goal; wanting to stay in our homes as long as possible is the most quintessential decision one can make. One of the hardest choices to make is selecting the appropriate in-home provider for your loved one and yourself. There are many criteria from which to choose. The first would be […]

Medicare vs. Medicaid in Terms of Long- Term Care

Medicare is an entitlement program meaning that everyone who reaches 65 is eligible for coverage and completely federally funded while Medicaid is awarded only after meeting strict income and asset guidelines and is a joint federal-state program that is run by each individual state however must meet federal guidelines in order to receive monies. The […]