November is National Caregivers Month. It is a time to acknowledge the important role that family, friends and neighbors play in caring for sick, elderly and disabled friends and relations. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, a caregiver refers to “anyone who provides assistance to someone else who is, in some degree, incapacitated and needs help: a husband who has suffered a stroke; a wife with Parkinson’s disease; a mother-in-law with cancer; a grandfather with Alzheimer’s disease….” Our caregivers offer a range of services, including emotional and spiritual support, assistance with every day living, transportation and safe home related services.Share on Facebook
During the month of November, Angelic Nursing & Home Care Services, will donate $1.00 for every “like” to Manchester Area Conference of Churches. MACC Charities provides food, shelter, clothing and advocacy for the unmet basic needs in Manchester, CT. Spread the word!! This will end November 30, 2012. Maximum donation $1,000.00.Share on Facebook
Did you know we accept Long Term Care Insurance?
• We accept several Long Term Care Insurances who participate
in the Connecticut Partnership Plan for Long Term Care™.
• We assist in preparing and filing the paperwork required for clients to
receive reimbursement for the services covered under the policies.
• Each individual policy has specific benefits and requirements
needed to initiate a claim.
• We have developed processes that streamline the claims process,
which results in fast payment of claims.
• Let us help you navigate your long term care insurance policy for a smooth
transition into getting the care that you need — and have paid for!
Please call our office to inquire about Long Term Care Insurance and how you can benefit from your policy.Share on Facebook
Angelic Home Care is the preferred choice for the Respite Care in Connecticut Program. Angelic Home Care’s respite care program means a quality; reliable caregiver will be with your loved one when you need a break from being the primary caregiver.
Angelic’s Respite Care in Connecticut Program can be for a few hours or if you need a longer time away it can be for several days, weeks or months at a time. You create the schedule you need, the Respite Care in Connecticut Program from Angelic Home Care is a reliable way for you to have the time to tend your own personal needs or special occasions. Our aides can provide any or all of our services including Personal Care, Companion and Homemaking Services.
The Respite Care in Connecticut Program is often a part of the care plan for many seniors living in their home or in the home of a family member. The program is an affordable resource to have as they assist the primary caregiver and give a much needed break. If you are a primary caregiver and could use the Respite Care in Connecticut Program call us today to discuss your needs without obligation.Share on Facebook
Caring for your aging parents will be easier if you know what kinds of support and community services are available and where to locate them. The following is a list of the kinds of support and community services you can find locally, along with specific suggestions of who to contact for information.
Adult day care
If you need to work or run errands and you can’t leave your parents alone, consider using adult day care. These programs are located in hospitals, churches, temples, nursing homes, or community centers. Many are private nonprofit organizations. Adult day care can be expensive but is sometimes subsidized by the government, and fees may be based on a sliding scale. In addition, Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance, or your health insurance may pay part of the cost.
- Your local senior center or community center
- National Institute on Adult Day Care
- The Alzheimer’s Association
Caregiver support groups (self-help)
Many self-help groups are available to provide information and emotional support on broad topics (such as aging) or specific topics (such as heart disease). You may find these support groups helpful if you know little about caring for your aging parents. Such groups might also provide an opportunity to help others by sharing your experiences.
- The Alzheimer’s Association
- Children of Aging Parents
- National Self-Help Clearinghouse
Caregiver training/health education
You may feel better about taking care of your parents if you are armed with knowledge. You may want to complete first-aid courses or take classes in gerontology.
- Your local college or university
- Your local hospital
- The American Red Cross
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We are very happy to announce the launch of our new Home Care in Connecticut Blog. This blog will become a resource destination for any senior needing non-medical home care in Connecticut. Angelic has been providing quality home care since 1984, we want to share our knowledge, expertise and resources with you. Our goal has always been to help others — whether you are a senior who needs home care, a family caregiver, or a loved one, this blog will be another way we can help! Feel free to subscribe to get our latest posts sent to you automatically via email or RSS reader. Also, keep a look out for our new Twitter and Facebook pages due out shortly. Thank you. We look forward to your participation. www.angelicregistry.comShare on Facebook