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Ep. 50 - 2 Types of Private Home Care Services

6/22/2018
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When families call us asking questions, there are only two types of private home care services we generally speak with them about. Those are hourly care (probably 70% of the time) and then live-in care (29%) with the other 1% being "other." That is because when it comes to hiring a 1-1 caregiver, those are [...] The post 2 Types of Private Home Care Services appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:24:43

Ep. 49 - 4 Types of In-Home Aides

6/20/2018
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https://youtu.be/-7gV6evC_6Y Today we are going to talk about the four different types of in-home aides. When looking at purchasing services from a private home care company, you should know the different types of credentialed and non-credentialed aides that are available to provide care. The four we are talking about today are: Companions Home Health Aides [...] The post 4 Types of In-Home Aides appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:23:46

Ep. 48 - Food and Mood

6/18/2018
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Today we chat about how food affects your mood. Even with seniors, the types of wood we ingest affect the way we act and the moods we are in. The post Food and Mood appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:14:25

Ep. 46 - 4 Common Reasons Seniors Need Private Care

6/15/2018
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https://youtu.be/oST7T4cE2xQ We get a lot of calls at Minute Women Home Care. People asking about what services we offer and can we help with specific situations, but what are the most common calls that we get? That's what we are going to talk about today. The four common reasons seniors need private care. [...] The post 4 Common Reasons Seniors Need Private Care appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:23:36

Ep. 46 - Different Types of Home Care Services

6/13/2018
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkTLy9AdOz4&feature=youtu.be One of the things that drives me nuts about home care is the name . . . Home care! The reason being is that there are four different types of home care services and people often get confused about which service people are referring too. So I thought it would be worthwhile to [...] The post 4 Different Types of Home Care Services appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:17:42

Ep. 45 - Medicare and Social Security Will Become Insolvent

6/11/2018
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In today's discussion we are talking about how Medicare and Social Security will become insolvent sooner than anyone expected. In less than 10 years one of these programs will be completely bankrupt and the other will be fast approaching the same fate. The post Medicare and Social Security Will Become Insolvent appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:10:54

Ep. 45 - Urgent Care Offices

6/5/2018
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Today we get into urgent care offices. We think these are great in general, but for some reasons, they can be even more successful for seniors. Many times when someone is concerned about a senior's condition, the default thing to do is call 911. While this is the right thing to do in severe emergency situations, [...] The post Urgent Care Offices appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:17:28

Ep. 44 - Losing the Sense of Smell

6/1/2018
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In today's podcast, we talk about how losing the sense of smell can affect seniors and how difficult it can be. We go over some of the symptoms that occur when the loss of smell occurs. The post Losing The Sense of Smell appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:13:35

Ep. 42 - Understanding Sepsis

5/21/2018
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In today's comeback episode we talk about sepsis. We felt that is was a good time to discuss this infection as it came up recently in the news when our past president George H.W. Bush. Most people do not know about sepsis and think it falls under the umbrella of the flu or pneumonia. [...] The post Understanding Sepsis appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:13:20

Blizt - Will Amazon Steal All Our Caregivers?

2/28/2018
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In today's podcast, we talk about if Amazon is going to steal (or already are) all our caregivers out there? Amazon is poised to take provide better benefits and more consistent hours than many home care companies can give. So what does this do to an industry that is already hurting from a lack of caregivers? The post Will Amazon Steal All Our Caregivers? appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:15:12

Ep. 41 - How Many People Are Employed By A Healthcare Company?

2/20/2018
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Today we talk about how many people work for healthcare companies. The number is enormous and we found an interesting article that shows the biggest employer in each state. When you think of large employers you often think about the government, Walmart, Target, Amazon or some other huge company that has many stores, but do [...] The post How Many People Work for Healthcare Companies? appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:14:09

Ep. 40 - Telling An Employeer You're A Family Caregiver

2/13/2018
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So this week we talk about a topic that is a dilemma for many people. Telling an employer that you are a family caregiver. It's tough as you don't want to make it look like you're not fully committed to the company and the job, but you are being spread too thin and something has to [...] The post Telling An Employer You Are A Family Caregiver appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:29:10

Ep. 39 - Caregivers Are All Open To Other Jobs

2/9/2018
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Today we are talking about the fact that almost all caregivers are always open to another job according to a new study. This isn't very surprising, to be honest, caregivers are not paid a lot of money and are in constant demand. The amount of caregivers we need is growing daily with tens of thousands [...] The post Caregivers Always Looking for Other Jobs appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:18:16

Ep. 38 - The Senior Bowl

2/2/2018
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Today we talk about the other bowl this weekend, the senior bowl!! What to do when you have a rowdy room of guys and gals screaming for a team and a senior wants to be involved in the party. Listen up and let us know what you think in the comments below or over at [...] The post The Senior Bowl appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:13:54

Blitz: Can Baby Boomers Pay For Their Own Care?

12/6/2017
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So in the blitz podcast, which means just me ranting and raving about something, I ask, can the boomer generation pay for their own care? This is something that concerns me greatly. The reason being is that I regularly read articles about how American's as a whole do not save their money. I understand that there [...] The post Can the Boomer Generation Pay For Their Care? appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:12:06

Ep. 37 - Estate Planning Myths with Renee Fry owner of Gentreo

11/28/2017
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Today in this podcast, we are talking about eldercare planning with the owner of Gentreo, Renee Fry. Gentreo is an online software that makes eldercare planning less complicated and easier to do for anyone. The senior care industry is slowing getting into the digital age, but since many of our clients are older folks who [...] The post Talking About Estate Planning With Renee Fry of Gentreo appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:32:37

Ep. 36 - When Elders and Medical Culture Collide

11/21/2017
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Today we talk about how medical culture can collide with seniors who are not used to the way things are done these days. Many people don't visit a doctor or go to a hospital while in their "healthy" years, and once someone gets in their 70's and needs to visit the doctor, things might have [...] The post When Elders and Medical Culture Collide appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:17:16

Ep. 35 - How Home Health Agencies Work

11/14/2017
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How do home health agencies work? We have never gone into how these companies operate. Often, people are calling us for the first time trying to understand how these home health agencies work. So today we will give you an overview of how these companies operate and the challenges that you might face with how the [...] The post How Home Health Agencies Work appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:20:48

Ep. 34 - Senior Dehydration

11/1/2017
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In today's podcast, we talk about senior dehydration and the reasons you should be worried about it. Dehydration among seniors can be very dangerous and can lead to nasty falls among other issues. We explain how to get prevent senior dehydration with a few simple rules and tasks you can accomplish fairly easily to ensure [...] The post Senior Dehydration appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:11:55

Ep. 33 - Seniors and Cancer

10/24/2017
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Last week I saw a disturbing article on how 40% of new cancers are because of obesity, this figure certainly includes seniors and cancer. For the majority of people, these are self-inflicted wounds of years of being overweight. I wrote an article about this topic but thought we needed to do a podcast on this [...] The post Seniors and Cancer appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:15:55