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News & Media2021-03-17T12:12:24-04:00


The Tireless Work of Home Caregivers

The Tireless Work of Home Caregivers Introduction In the realm of healthcare, there exists a group of dedicated individuals whose contributions often go unnoticed—the home care caregivers.  These unsung heroes work tirelessly behind the scenes, providing essential support and assistance to those in need.  In this post, we will shed [...]

Selecting a Home Care Agency

Selecting a Home Care Agency: Tips and Considerations If you or a loved one require medical or non-medical assistance at home, selecting the right home care agency is crucial. Choosing the right provider can make a significant difference in the quality of care you or your loved one receives. Here [...]

Unpaid Care

Unpaid Care Unpaid care is an important but often overlooked aspect of modern life.  It is a form of labor that is essential to the functioning of society, yet it is often invisible and undervalued.  In this article, we will explore the different forms of unpaid care, how it affects [...]

Hiring 1099 Caregivers

What to Know When Hiring 1099 Caregivers If you are hiring a caregiver for you or a loved one, you need to know about 1099s.  A 1099 is a tax form used to report payments made to contractors and other independent workers for services performed.  As a caregiver employer, you [...]

Fighting Caregiver Fatigue

Fighting Caregiver Fatigue Caregivers often face a unique set of challenges, including long hours, and high stress levels. Unfortunately, these conditions can lead to caregiver fatigue, which can have a serious impact on the caregiver's health and wellbeing. The good news is that there are several strategies that caregivers can [...]

Best Ways to Split Caregiving Costs

The Best Ways to Split Caregiving Costs Play to your strengths is Nancy's first advice for siblings who want to find the best ways to split caregiving costs. That is exactly what she and her sister have done to prepare for the significant caregiving expenses they both anticipate will [...]

Avoiding Caregiver Burnout

Avoiding Caregiver Burnout Adapted from an article on Taking care of a loved one who has dementia, physical disabilities or other age-related conditions makes demands on your time, energy, and emotions — demands that, as the Cleveland Clinic warns, “can easily seem overwhelming.”  Avoiding caregiver burnout is essential to [...]

When Should Family Apply for Medicaid

When Should Family Apply for Medicaid for a Loved One? Get to know the program basics before an emergency occurs By Amanda Singleton Imagine your parent or spouse has had a fall or a stroke and is hospitalized. Usually, the following days and weeks are spent getting him or her [...]

Paid to Be a Family Caregiver

Can I Be Paid to Be a Family Caregiver? Medicaid and veterans programs can help alleviate the financial burden of family caregiving Adapted from an article by AARP Caregiving for a family member can be time-consuming and emotionally draining. It can be financially draining, too.  About 48 million Americans [...]

W2 or 1099 Caregiver?

Are you a W2 or 1099 Caregiver?  Click to read the Guidance Document Is your homecare agency classifying you as a W2 or 1099 independent contractor?  (Hint: if they are withholding taxes from you, you are a W2 employee).  If you are a 1099 Independent Contractor, that [...]

Male Caregivers: The Untold Story

Male Caregivers: The Untold Story The old saying “It’s a man’s world” is never further from the truth than when it comes to male caregivers faced with caring for a loved one.  As many as 40% of unpaid caregivers are men.  Men will provide an average of 23 hours of [...]

Paying for Home Care

Paying for Home Care As you consider your healthcare options, many people first consider their finances. Depending on your needs, home care is often the lowest cost option when compared to assisted living, adult day care, or nursing home care. While paying for home care can seem intimidating and complicated, [...]

Home Care versus Assisted Living

Home Care versus Assisted Living What are the options when considering Home Care versus Assisted Living?  Many people consider assisted living to be the primary choice for seniors who need assistance with the activities of daily living.  However, home care is a viable alternative for many people.  The short [...]

Mobility Issues for Seniors

Mobility Issues for Seniors Many seniors are able to receive care at home to comfortably age in place.  However, it doesn't mean that they are always able to get around their homes as easily as they want to. For many seniors, mobility issues are an unfortunate side effect of [...]

Caregiver Stress

Caregiver Stress: Tips for Caring for Yourself Caregiver stress is real.  Caring for a home care client or a loved one can strain even the strongest people.  A caregiver is anyone who provides help to another person in need, such as a home care client, an ill spouse or partner, [...]

Home Care Options After A Hospital Stay

Home Care Options After A Hospital Stay What Home Care Options Do We Have? Imagine you are moving through a normal day in your life.  You are managing your family, job, schoolwork, homework, kids' sports, etc.  It is hectic, but you have it all managed.  Then, you get a call [...]

Healthy Living for Seniors

Healthy Living for Seniors Engage your Mind, Body, and Spirit for Healthy Living HomeCentris is committed to healthy living for seniors and to helping clients live safe at home, in their community for as long as possible.  Clients often find themselves dealing with struggles.  These struggles are all a part [...]

Alzheimer’s and Geriatric Care Payment and Care Options

Alzheimer’s and Geriatric Care Payment and Care Options Alzheimer’s disease impacts more than 5 million older Americans. There are different stages of the disease, with its latter stages generally requiring full-time care and round-the-clock supervision. Paying for comprehensive Alzheimer’s and geriatric care when family members are unable to provide it [...]

Home Care for Alzheimer’s in Baltimore

Home Care for Alzheimer's in Baltimore We all have heard that famous phrase “There is Light at the End of the Tunnel.” For individual and families facing the challenges of caring for those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia that light is sometimes too dim to be visible.  Fortunately, there are [...]

Compassion in Home Care in Baltimore

Compassion in Home Care in Baltimore Compassion in home care in Baltimore is the most important element that contributes to a senior's quality of life.  Unfortunately, there comes a time where everyone must depend on another for the activities of daily living and to maintain quality of life.  Many times, professional [...]

Has COVID-19 Impacted Home Care?

Has COVID Impacted Home Care for Seniors? Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on our society.  Everyone has been touched by this virus whether they have contracted it themselves, lost a friend or loved one, or had their daily lives turned upside down.  No one has escaped [...]

What is In-Home Care in Baltimore and Who Needs it

What Is In-Home Care and Who Needs It? As we grow older, our sense of identity and wellbeing is often tied to the place we live.  Therefore, it is no surprise that most seniors prefer to live and age at home, surrounded by the people and things they love.  Unfortunately, [...]

What Is an Environmental Assessment?

What Is an Environmental Assessment? As we grow older, most people would like to remain in the place that they are most comfortable.  And for the majority of us in Central Maryland, this is in our own homes and communities, where we can be close to our loved ones and [...]

What is Caregiver Fatigue?

What is Caregiver Fatigue? Caring for your parents was never your plan, but since your mother’s hospitalization, she’s moved in.  As a result, caring for her has become a second job. You feel physically, mentally, and emotionally drained all the time. While caring for your parents can be rewarding, it [...]

Evaluating Your Loved One For Senior Care

How to Evaluate Your Loved One for Senior Care Sometimes your loved one’s need for help is sudden; one day, they wake up, and they seem confused and may not know where they are. However, most of the time, your loved one’s change is gradual.  They slowly forget to pay [...]

Help with Polypharmacy in Seniors Baltimore

Help with Polypharmacy in Seniors Baltimore, MD Experts refer to polypharmacy as the practice of taking five or more prescription medications a day. It is a condition that primarily affects the elderly. Because this demographic typically manages chronic diseases, the increase in drugs isn’t a surprise. Therefore, it’s essential to [...]

What is Private Duty Home Care?

What is "Private Duty Home Care"? Many people believe that taking care of loved ones is solely the responsibility of family members. However, this task can be overwhelming, especially for those with careers or children. For those who may not be able to provide the caregiver services their loved one [...]

Can Veterans Get Home Care Benefits?

Can Veterans Get Home Care Benefits? One of the questions we routinely receive is, "are there home care benefits for Veterans?"  Actually, the Veterans Administration ("VA") has a program that pays for home care benefits for Veterans to allow them to remain safe and independent at home.  This program [...]

Does My Loved One Need a Personal Emergency Response System?

Does My Loved One Need a Personal Emergency Response System? Ancillary services, such as a personal emergency response system, complement other health care services doctors offer to their patients.  Many people are confused by the term and often ask, “Does my loved one need any ancillary services?”  It’s essential first [...]

Signs Your Loved One Needs Senior Care

Signs Your Loved One Needs Senior Care There are several signs your loved one needs senior care. If you recognize these signs, you may need to have a delicate conversation with your loved one. There are several signs to watch out for that can indicate a senior loved one might [...]

Does My Loved One Need Transitional Care?

Does My Loved One Need Transitional Care? Upon discharge from the hospital, your mom or dad might not be ready to resume normal daily activities because of illness or surgery. Transitional care is a form of rehabilitation that helps to bridge the gap. Many people have faced the question: Does [...]

Letter to our Clients on COVID-19

Letter to our Clients on COVID-19 To all HomeCentris Patients, Clients, and Family Members, HomeCentris is taking the COVID-19 crisis very seriously.  We continue to update our practices to follow the CDC Guidelines as they are updated.  The following letter was mailed to all of our clients and patients during [...]

COVID-19 Update for our Clients

March 11, 2020 Dear HomeCentris Patient, As your healthcare provider, we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our patients, staff and family members. From the beginning of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, we’ve been working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other [...]

Selecting the Best Home Care Agency in Baltimore

Selecting the Best Home Care Agency in Baltimore REFINING YOUR SEARCH The first step to finding the best home care in Baltimore is understanding what level of care is needed. There are three main types of in-home healthcare services: Skilled Home Health.  Skilled home health [...]

How Much Does Home Care Cost in Baltimore?

How Much Does Home Care Cost in Baltimore? In nearly every article, it’s shown that nearly 90% of all adults want to stay home and age in place.  However, for Baltimore families researching how to make this happen, the process can be stressful and overwhelming. [...]


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