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One possible way being explored to help fill the caregiving gap is the use of robotic home companions. And one such companion is going through the paces in Colorado at the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Denver. It’s a project being done in collaboration with the Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging, an AgeWise Colorado Provider. The robot’s name is Ryan.
For Coloradans who are aging in place, they may at times have need for medical services provided in the home. Since it is commonly understood that “home health care” is not something Medicare covers generally, that leaves a question of whether or not Medicare will ever pay for in-home services. The answer is Yes — but with qualifiers, as you might expect. In this article we will cover the key things to know, including who can qualify for paid services and under what conditions.
In late 2022, an analysis by the Public Health Institute’s Workforce Data Center pointed to a national shortage in caregivers and ranked each state by what the expected growth in
Caring for an older parent or other elderly loved one poses many challenges involving available time, energy, and finances. Caregivers need all the help they can get. There are a number of government programs designed to assist in one way or another.
There are two main types of care for seniors who are aging in place and need help in caring for themselves: See How do people get paid to take care
Before determining what type of care your loved one needs, to successfully age in place, it’s important to have a basic understanding of what the activities of daily living (ADLs)