Home Care Website Now Offers Boomers, Seniors and Caregivers Solutions to “Age in Place” with HomeCareChoice.com

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Seniors Guide launches HomeCareChoice.com as an extensive resource for seniors, and baby boomers who want to “Age in Place” and remain in their homes. The site now offers a directory of home care agencies that could provide a wide range of services including medical and non medical home health care, companion care, rehabilitation, and nursing care in the home. Visitors to HomeCareChoice.com will also find a library of information about home care.

HomeCareChoice.com is an extensive resource for seniors, and baby boomers who want to “Age in Place” and remain in their homes

As seniors get healthier and technology gets better, more and more elderly Americans are choosing to age in place, rather than move into senior housing, such as assisted living facilities or nursing care facilities.

The Hartford and the MIT AgeLab says, "50 percent of boomers want to stay in their current home, and are planning to age in place" in a recent survey of the shifting housing focus of American seniors.

The phenomenon of aging in place is bolstered by a wide variety of new senior services, home care options , and products and services that help seniors perform their activities of daily life. Recognizing this, Seniors Guide has launched Home Care Choice Magazine and its correlating website of http://www.HomeCareChoice.com to help better serve senior citizens and their families. For seniors in and around Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton, Indianapolis, Raleigh, Richmond, Roanoke, and Lynchburg, HomeCareChoice.com helps organize these home care options and senior services, and also get them in touch with agencies that provide both medical and non-medical home health care along with companion care and hospice needs.

HomeCareChoice.com, an offshoot of SeniorsGuideOnline.com, a source for seniors looking for senior housing and retirement communities, is organized with simple design and maximized usability. As a starting point, seniors and their adult children looking for home care agencies are given the quick option of choosing their city from a drop-down menu, including Cincinnati, Dayton, Indianapolis, Raleigh, Richmond, Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Northern Kentucky. From there, a comprehensive list of home care agencies in the selected area is displayed, complete with short descriptions of each. The agencies cover the spectrum of home care options, including medical home health care, non medical home health care, companion care and hospice care. After that, visitors are just a click away from the full description of their selected home health care agency in their city, and the request form for more information.

In addition to the agency directory, HomeCareChoice.com offers a wealth of information to help identify what kind of care is required. Some seniors might require medical home care, which allows them to receive the care they would get in a skilled nursing home facility or retirement home without having to leave their family home. Others might not quite need that sort of attention, which is where non-medical home care comes in to help independent seniors complete their activities of daily life. There is also the option of companion care, which is for seniors who just need someone to talk to sometimes. Home hospice care is another option, for seniors who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and need to be kept as comfortable as possible.

All of these home care choices are not only offered at HomeCareChoice.com, but they are also explained in simple terms, via the “Home Care Information” section that’s accessible from the home page. For example, seniors who aren’t sure of the difference between non-medical home health care and companion care can look to the site’s articles for clarification. Since the definitions can vary from state to state, there are state specific requirements and definitions for independent home health care agencies available for Ohio, North Carolina and Virginia. And seniors and adult children can also use Home Care Choice as a hiring guide by using the checklists of interview questions for caregivers.

And if seniors or adult children are still unsure if it’s time to pursue home care or whether they would be better off with senior housing or retirement communities, there are helpful guides/articles to help adult children or primary caretakers start the conversation about home care. There are also questions to ask in an interview with a home health caregiver, and things that should be asked of any potential caregiver.

Ross Publishing, a Richmond, Va. -based company publishes Home Care Choice, Seniors Guide and BOOMER Magazine throughout Cincinnati, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Richmond, Virginia; and Roanoke-Lynchburg, Virginia and features a correlating website of http://www.SeniorsGuideOnline.com. Seniors Guide’s mission is to help seniors and their families find the information they need on options available in senior housing, senior care, assisted living, independent senior living, retirement communities and other retirement living needs. Seniors Guide also publishes Home Care Choice magazines in Cincinnati, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; and Richmond, VA with the correlating website http://www.HomeCareChoice.com. Ross Publishing, Seniors Guide’s parent company, began in 1991 and has been publishing helpful, free publications and websites ever since.http://www.HomeCareChoice.com

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