Seniors Guide Advises to Examine Different Home Care Options when Coming Home from Hospital

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While being discharged from the hospital, the first home care agency given is typically just a suggestion

You’re getting discharged from the hospital or a rehab facility, and your Doctor or Discharge Planner only give you one home care agency to call for assistance to help heal at home. Seniors Guide, your comprehensive guide to all things senior, recommends examining multiple agencies in the search to find the best home health care or companion care.

“Often, due to stress and time constraints during an aging crisis, families and older adults become under the impression they have to hire the first home care agency choice they are given,” says Katharine Ross, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Seniors Guide and

Seniors Guide offers help to find the right level of home care online, and in Seniors Guide Magazines – available in Richmond, VA; Roanoke, VA; Lynchburg, VA; Raleigh, NC; Dayton, OH; Cincinnati, OH; and Indianapolis, OH.

“While being discharged from the hospital, the first home care agency given is typically just a suggestion,” says Ross. “There can be multiple local area home care agencies that may be a better fit for the patient.” is a user-friendly website, featuring local home care agencies that provide medical home health care, non-medical home care, companion care, and local providers of hospice services.

Medical Home Health Care can provide the care found at a skilled nursing home, but right in the comfort of one’s own home. Depending on what medical needs are necessary, Medical Home Health Care could consist of nursing care, physical therapy, medication help and more.

Non Medical Home Care is a little different from medical home health care. This level of care just helps with day-to-day activities that may have recently become burdensome, such as bathing, incontinence care, mobility assistance, dressing & grooming, transferring & positioning, oral hygiene, feeding and more. Companion Care is just what it sounds like. Companion Care professionals can be there for companionship, whether they are needed to run a couple errands or sit and watch TV or create conversation.

Although the suggestion is helpful, many factors go into finding the right companion or medical staff to assist with home health or companion care.

“It is important that you and your family feel comfortable with anyone whom visits your home, but especially with a home care aid or caregiver. Talking to the caregiver over the phone or meeting them in person prior to the first visit can help put everyone at ease”, says Ross.

Key questions can also be found in the Article Libraries of and “Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Home Caregiver” is a popular article that lists recommended questions and things to look for when interviewing a home care agency. It is available as a print out or online form to fill out and keep for review.

Seniors Guide, a Richmond, Va. -based company publishes Seniors Guide magazines throughout Cincinnati, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Richmond, Virginia; and Roanoke-Lynchburg, Virginia and features a correlating website of 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 has resources at for Cincinnati, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; and Richmond, VA. Ross Publishing, Seniors Guide’s parent company, began in 1991 and has been publishing helpful, free publications and websites ever since.

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