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Maria Melo Brings Heart and Skill as New Homecare Choices Care Manager

Posted on January 7, 2021

Maria Melo of Falmouth has joined Homecare Choices as a Care Manager and member of the leadership team to kick off the New Year. Maria has a passion for the mission of Homecare Choices and has dedicated herself to bringing hope and joy to seniors. She will be coordinating the care plans and staffing schedules […]
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Happy & Safe Holidays Are a Bridge to a Brighter New Year

Posted on December 22, 2020

  It certainly isn’t a typical holiday season. COVID is on the upswing across Massachusetts, the cold and snow of winter have arrived, days are short and we’ve all been confined in our homes too long. That sounds like something that Charles Dickens’ Scrooge might enjoy but there have been many kindnesses along the way. […]
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Caregivers Can Ease Impact of Winter and COVID on Seniors

Posted on November 13, 2020

Massachusetts is anticipating a COVID-19 surge that coincides with the time of year our aging parents and other seniors find most challenging, especially if they live alone. As colder weather arrives, the combined impact of wintry conditions and the pandemic will leave seniors cooped up more than ever, creating new challenges for maintaining their well-being […]
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Homecare Choices ‘Really Cared, Which Gave Us Peace Of Mind’

Posted on October 26, 2020

Families seeking the best care options for an elder dealing with challenges and complexities can find the search for the right situation frustrating, especially when on a quest to preserve a high quality of life for a loved one who deserves more than check-the-box services in the twilight of a long and rich journey. When […]
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Keeping Homecare Choices’ Clients and Staff COVID-19 Free

Posted on September 24, 2020

Homecare Choices has not had any COVID-19 contagion and we are working diligently to maintain that positive status for our staff and valued clients, allowing them to focus on remaining at home, on their own terms, without fearing exposure to the coronavirus. While coronavirus cases in Massachusetts have dropped significantly from the spring, and Cape […]
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What Home Care Clients Cherish: Caregiver Flexibility

Posted on August 11, 2020

Linda, a longtime Homecare Choices client, has simple needs. A caregiver picks her up twice a week, takes her to dialysis, brings her home, makes lunch, and stays for a few hours to provide assistance and companionship. Helping her out of bed and doing shopping when needed are among the caregiving tasks, which tend to focus on transporting […]
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After Surgery, a Caregiver Is a Bridge Back to Independence

Posted on July 8, 2020

Louise still drives at 77 and has been very active—until back surgery slowed her down enough that she considered the possibility of having to move into an assisted living facility. Now, however, she’s looking forward to enjoying many more years at home in South Yarmouth, Mass., the haven she chose after her husband died while […]
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A Caregiver’s Positive Impact in a Brief, Complex Situation

Posted on June 21, 2020

Andrew provided in-home care to Carl for a short period before his death, but the bond was instant and the kindness offered by Andrew proved especially valuable amid difficult circumstances. Carl’s daughter Susan knew that her father needed a caregiver’s assistance. His health was delicate and she was concerned about the worsening dynamics between Carl […]
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Caregivers on the Benefits of Working for Homecare Choices

Posted on June 5, 2020

The caregivers of Homecare Choices and Care… From the Heart, which joined forces in January, highlight the same powerful factor when asked about job satisfaction—“just knowing at the end of every day that you’ve made a difference for someone,” as Marilyn puts it. “Seeing a client’s quality of life improve because you’re there with them […]
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Phil & Bonnie: An Uplifting Caregiver-Client Story

Posted on May 25, 2020

Alexander Stewart at Gettysburg “If they told me today, ‘Phil doesn’t need you,’ I would still go and see Phil,” says Bonnie Shamey, a caregiver for Homecare Choices. Her statement speaks to the close relationships formed by caregivers and clients, as well as highlighting the big-picture benefit of Homecare Choices’ in-home senior care on Cape […]
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A Caregiver’s Greatest Gift: High Quality of Life at Home

Posted on April 30, 2020

After Patricia had a stroke, her son Bob was determined to find a way to maintain her quality of life—and keep her at home. Bob lives in Sagamore Beach, Mass., and his mother had a house down the street. Before she could be discharged from a rehab facility in Braintree following the stroke, Bob had […]
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Safe Home Care for Seniors Even More Important Amid Coronavirus

Posted on April 23, 2020

The essential qualities of personal home care services on Cape Cod that allow seniors to remain at home comfortably and safely have taken on even greater value in these uncertain times created by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Homecare Choices always ensured that seniors needing personal and concierge care could count on trusted caregivers who are […]
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Looking Forward to a Special Day

Posted on November 30, 2016

The Homecare Choices team entered the personal care field to enrich the quality of life for people as they age. Creating moments of joy, fun and celebration is an important priority at any age but it can require more planning as we age. This is why we developed our Special Day service.
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Managing the Risks that Come with Age

Posted on November 24, 2016

As we age, balance and flexibility gradually deteriorate, and it becomes easier to fall and harder to recover from injuries. Your home environment must allow for safety and comfort in aging or the little obstacles to easy mobility can quickly become huge problems if unaddressed. As the first step to reclaiming your life, Homecare Choices provides free home safety assessments.
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A Relationship of Trust

Posted on November 20, 2016

Homecare Choices was created with the intention of setting a new standard in personal care partnerships. Our goal is trust and collaboration with clients and their families. We believe that a service provider who joins you in your home and helps you to navigate your most personal care had better be a trusted ally.
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Building a Conversation about Changing Needs

Posted on November 15, 2016

The most common scenario that leads people to a personal care service is the concern of a loved one. Adult children or friends may notice something changing and become worried that their dear friend or family member is in need of help. We’ve developed some pointers to consider when thinking about how to talk to a loved one about getting help.
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Our Journey to Home Care

Posted on October 30, 2016

Homecare Choices is part of a long tradition of innovation. Our parent organization, North American Family Institute (NAFI) was born in 1974 and has operated hundreds of human service programs in more than a dozen states since. Read about why we have chosen to bring our home care services to Cape Cod.
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