Senior Resources

BrightStar Care Continues Nationwide Expansion with Acquisition of Iowa-Based HomeChoice Senior Care

Leading In-Home Care Franchise Partners with Top Local Agency to Provide Higher Standard of Care to Iowans

CHICAGO, April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Following an impressive year of growth that included the opening of 15 new locations, BrightStar Care, the nation’s leading in-home care franchise, is expanding its nationwide presence even further starting with the acquisition of Iowa’s top homecare agency, HomeChoice Senior Care. As of April 1, HomeChoice Senior Care joins BrightStar Care and will offer the same higher standard of care that the senior care franchise provides to clients across the country.

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Assessing the In-Home Care Needs
of Your Loved One

If you talk with anyone age 65 or older, 98% of them will tell you they want to stay in their homes as they age. People want to stay where they have built memories, where they are comfortable, and where they are familiar with their surroundings and community.

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Home Safety Tips for Seniors

Relying on home care for elderly seniors is an increasingly viable and popular care option. It’s still important to make sure you and your loved one are aware of potential dangers in the home and prepare accordingly. Please use the following home safety tips for seniors to help your loved one stay safe at home.

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Responsibilities and Risks of Hiring
an Independent Caregiver

There are many unexpected or hidden issues that consumers face when hiring caregivers privately for work in their home. You are creating a employer-employee relationship in most care situations. Both the worker and the consumer can suffer significant financial liabilities if they are not aware of the laws governing employment.

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Fall Risk Assessment Tools: Is a Home Safety Evaluation Worth It?

The short answer is a resounding yes. If you’re a senior citizen, a fall risk assessment is simply insurance — and very affordable insurance at that, considering the consequences of a bad fall.

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Managed Care Update – An IME / MCO Panel Discussion for Long-Term Care Providers

Brought to you in partnership by HomeChoiceSenior Care and Independent Insurance Services Senior Living Team

Thursday, May 12, 2016
3:00 – 4:30 pm

Mercy Hallagan Education Center
701 10th Street, SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

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Jordan Cullen joins Johnson County Livable Community Policy Board

img-logoThe Johnson County Board of Supervisors recently appointed Jordan Cullen to the Livable Community Policy Board. Jordan is a Client Service Director with HomeChoice Senior Care and a graduate from the University of Iowa’s School of Social Work. Jordan works with the clients and caregivers at HomeChoice Senior Care to ensure they are safely and successfully aging in their community. He is a member of the ADRC Advisory Council and an active participant with the Older Iowan’s Legislature.

The Johnson County Livable Community is an initiative of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. JDLC partners with business, organizations, professionals and volunteers to address and facilitate personal independence and an active civic and social engagement for Johnson County senior residents.

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Remembering When: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults

Christina Djerf of HomeChoice Senior Care will be participating as part of a Cedar Rapids, Iowa team traveling to Orlando, Florida for a special training conference called Remembering When™: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) selected teams from 30 communities across the United States and Canada to travel to Orlando for the training.

Caregiver Wellness Day

Solutions for the Family Caregiver – Tools You Can Use

HomeChoice was a proud sponsor of Caregiver Wellness Day held on November 12, 2015 in Marion, Iowa. This informative event was also sponsored by AARP, the Heritage Area Agency on Aging, and other local partners. Caregiver Wellness Day was designed to help Cedar Rapids area caregivers connect with tools, resources and support to help them provide the best possible care for loved ones. This free conference featured nationally recognized speakers, local resource specialists, exhibitors and a complimentary massage therapy area.

Contact HomeChoice for a schedule of future support events and other caregiver resources.

Speaker Panels

HomeChoice Senior Care® is excited to offer a Speakers Panel to address relevant topics affecting seniors and their families. This panel includes experts from a variety of disciplines and organizations in our local community revolving around senior services. They’ll explain when, why, and where people use their services; how the services can benefit seniors and their families; and how the services are paid for.

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