Personal Health Care Blog

What is HIPAA?

Signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act — or as it is better known ‘HIPAA’ — is a comprehensive federal law that imposes a number of important rules and regulations on health care providers and other...

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How to Find Private Duty Nursing Jobs

How to Find Private Duty Nursing Jobs

Are you looking for a private duty nursing position in Phoenixville, Chester County, or in Southeastern Pennsylvania more broadly? Personal Health Care is currently hiring registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs). We also have other home health...

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How Much Does Medicaid Pay for Nursing Home Care?

Long-term care is expensive. According to a recent report from the AARP, the median cost for a private room in a nursing home in the United States now exceeds $100,000 per year. While home health care can often be less expensive than that, paying for any type of...

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Who Qualifies For Home Health Care Services?

Home health care is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. According to data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 5 million patients receive home health care services each year. Further, CNBC reports that...

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What is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s?

Many people (incorrectly) believe dementia and Alzheimer’s disease describe the same condition. In fact, you may even hear these terms used interchangeably. While there are important similarities, dementia and Alzheimer's are different. If your elderly family member...

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Holiday Pediatric Home Care

The holidays can be a stressful time under the most ideal circumstances. However, if you are charged with caring for a child with special needs, the pressure can mount. With holiday shopping, travel, and other events to plan; it can seem overwhelming. Consider the...

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Home Care For Alzheimer’s

“I believe there is a solution.” That was what Bill Gates said in a recent interview with CNN. He was talking about Alzheimer’s, and what’s more; he put money on it. The software magnate made headlines recently when he announced a $50 million personal investment he is...

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Senior Care During The Holidays

The holiday season is filled with laughter, joy, family, and hopefully fun. It can also be a time of stress, packed schedules, last-minute shopping, cooking, hectic travel plans, and more. For seniors, the holidays can also be a source of happiness as well as...

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Consider a Nursing Career In Home Care

A career in nursing is incredibly rewarding on many fronts. However, many nurses are employed in hospital or private doctor’s offices. While these are fine avenues, there are other opportunities that are available to both Registered Nurses (RN) and Licensed Practical...

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Long Distance Caregiving

Caring for a loved one can be a full-time job under the most ideal of circumstances. But what happens when the afflicted family member isn’t close by? Years ago, it was common for family members not to stray too far from where they were born and raised. In today’s...

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Dementia Care in Philadelphia

Dealing with a loved one afflicted with dementia is an emotional ordeal. At Personal Health Care, we have experience in caring for patients with dementia, including its most common form; Alzheimer’s. We approach each case with individual care and attention to the...

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Adjusting to Home Care

Having loved ones that are apprehensive of home care is understandable. In addition to the challenges your loved one’s medical situation presents, now they need to adjust to a new medical routine with a new set of individuals. Getting use to home care requires an...

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