House Calls or Home Care?

House Calls or Home Care?

For aging adults, having access to services that come into the home can be essential to aging well. While the concept of a doctor coming to a patient in his or her home is not new (in 1930 about 40% of doctor visits were held in the home) it is something that became...
Reinventing Home Physician Care

Reinventing Home Physician Care

Although demand for the service is building, the number of family physicians making house calls is shrinking. In a 2010 AAFP survey, 19 percent of Academy members said they made at least one house call a week. By 2013, the number had fallen to 13 percent, and only 3...
Who Provides Care in the Home?

Who Provides Care in the Home?

There are many different types of caregivers. Many family caregivers are not formally trained but through experience and sheer determination become very skilled in meeting their loved one’s needs and become a vital part of their care team. Paid caregivers also vary in...
8 Vital Resources for Aging Adults

8 Vital Resources for Aging Adults

Locating and accessing resources for aging adults is a daunting task for caregivers and professionals. We have compiled a list of the top 8 vital resources for aging adults. The Administration on Aging. The AOA oversees community based organizations such as the Area...

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