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Home care services provide an alternative to nursing home care for the elderly. But they are not used exclusively by seniors. Anyone with a medical condition that requires nursing care can benefit from receiving medical assistance at home. The task of hiring a nurse or medical caregiver to tend to the needs of a loved one or relative can be difficult. However, these companions also provide a much-needed respite for other members of the family. Here are some terms to help understand the options available.

  • Private Nurse – Anyone who has passed the professional qualifications required for nursing, but is not attached to an institution such as a hospital. A private nurse can provide health care assistance to seniors or the disabled in their home on a fee-for-service basis. Their services may include therapy, preparation of meals with dietary restrictions, medical examinations, making sure medication is taken, and personal support and assistance.
  • Caregiver – A professional caregiver may perform many of the same duties as a private nurse, but may not have the medical qualifications of a nurse or doctor.
  • Home Hospice – Hospice care refers to the treatment given to a patient in the final stages of a terminal illness. To make a patient more comfortable, and as a respite from costly institutional health care bills, some families opt for a home hospice arrangement.
  • Assisted Living – A facility such as a nursing home that provides care to individuals based on their needs. The most common services provided are nursing, housekeeping and meals.
    National Association for Home Care & Hospice
    Washington, DC 20003
    Representing the members of the home care service, hospice, and health care industries through our nationwide association. Get your membership today so patients know your service is a good choice.
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    Always Bestcare Senior Services
    68 Leonard St, Belmont, MA 02478
    As the area's leader in home health care, we proudly offer medical assistance to senior citizens. Our licensed nurses help seniors and rehab patients with everyday thinks like cooking and eating.
    (617) 489-9000
    Backworks Therapeutic Back Center
    34 Batterymarch St, Boston, MA 02110
    A therapeutic back center specializing in neck and lower back pain; as well as stress and muscular related disorders. Backworks is located in the Financial District in Boston; adjacent to Faneuil Hall.
    (617) 451-2225
    Commonwealth Caregivers
    56 Pickering Street, Lower Level, Needham, MA 02492
    Commonwealth Caregivers is a family-owned and licensed provider of non-medical, in-home health care services for people of varying ages, physical conditions and cognitive abilities.
    (781) 483-4460
    C & F Brothers Services, Inc.
    23 Rich Street, North Waltham, MA 02451
    Get in touch with our trusted roofing and home repair company today. To learn more about our wide-ranging services, contact us at (857) 302-3552 in North Waltham, MA.
    (857) 302-3552
    Centrus Premier Homecare
    1320 Centre St Ste 303, Newton Center, MA 02459
    (617) 558-5331
    Boston Home Healthcare
    68 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445
    (617) 505-1808
    Tsavoussis Eleftheria
    53 Langley Rd Ste 370, Newton Center, MA 02459
    (617) 969-3334
    Health Massage Center
    1678 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445
    (617) 734-8888
    Brigham Surgical Group
    110 Cypress St, Brookline, MA 02445
    (617) 734-8485
    Chiro-Care Plus
    1691 Beacon St Ste 3, Brookline, MA 02445
    (617) 731-9155
    Environmental Health
    10 Langley Rd Ste 306, Newton Center, MA 02459
    (617) 795-2238
    Personal-Touch Home Care
    697 Cambridge St Ste 204, Brighton, MA 02135
    (617) 783-0700
    29 Crafts St Ste 330, Newton, MA 02458
    (617) 332-5015
    Genesis Select Source
    313 Washington St, Newton, MA 02458
    (617) 965-0700
    Professional Profiles Inc
    1577 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446
    (617) 738-9519

    Home healthcare and medical services can be important if you are caring for a senior. If you don't want to put your loved one into a nursing facility, home healthcare may be the answer for you. You can use the internet to look up popular medical services for seniors in the area. It is important to read the feedback and reviews on each service. Another great way to find a home health aid for the sick adult in your life, is to consult with the elder's current doctor for a recommendation. The doctor may be able to put you in touch with a hospice service or another community agency that can provide home nurses. It is important to interview the potential caregiver to make sure they are a good match for your family member. If your loved one is not a good medicine taker, you want someone who is good with people and will be able to help your family member take medications on time. It is also important to remember that this person will be spending a lot of time with your loved one. In addition to being a private nurse, your family member may also consider this person a companion who she can talk to. It is good to have someone who is personable and loving. A caregiver can provide support to your family when it comes to bath time, meal time and entertaining your loved one. If your family member is on a strict diet for medical reasons, the agency representative can make sure that your loved one does not sneak sugary sweets. If you normally like to care for your loved one yourself, but need temporary assistance for a business trip or personal crisis, you can call respite care. Respite care is available to help with short term nursing care situations.
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