New LifeStyles - Fort Worth

Winter/Spring 2014

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NURSING CENTERS MANSFIELD NORTH RICHLAND HILLS Kindred Transitional Care & Rehab 301 N Miller Rd (817)276-4800 *** SNF NF Emerald Hills 5600 Davis Blvd (817)690-8033 *** SNF NF Mansfield Nursing & Rehab 1402 E Broad St (817)477-2176 *** SNF NF ICF MINERAL WELLS Mineral Wells Nursing & Rehab 316 SW 25th Ave (940)325-1358 *** SNF NF Palo Pinto Nursing Center 200 SW 25th Ave (940)325-7813 *** SNF NF Green Valley Healthcare & Rehab Center 6850 Rufe Snow Dr (817)514-4940 *** SNF NF Heartland Health Care Center 7625 Glenview Dr (817)284-1427 *** SNF NF ICF ALZ RICHLAND HILLS Lexington Place Nursing & Rehab 7146 Baker Blvd (817)589-1734 *** SNF NF Richland Hills Rehab & Healthcare Center 3109 Kings Ct (817)589-2431 *** SNF NF ICF WEATHERFORD College Park Rehab & Care Center 1715 Martin Dr (817)458-3100 *** SNF NF SOUTHLAKE Carlyle At Stonebridge Park, The 170 Stonebridge Ln (817)431-5778 *** SNF NF WATAUGA North Pointe Nursing & Rehab 7804 Virgil Anthony Blvd (817)498-7220 *** SNF NF ICF Crescent Senior Care 970 Hilltop Dr (817)599-0000 *** SNF NF Holland Lake Nursing Center 1201 Holland Lake Dr (817)598-0160 *** SNF NF Keeneland Nursing & Rehab 700 S Bowie Dr (817)594-2715 *** SNF NF Peach Tree Place 315 W Anderson St (817)599-4181 *** SNF NF Santa Fe Health & Rehab 1205 Santa Fe Dr (817)594-2786 *** SNF NF Weatherford Healthcare Center 521 W 7th St (817)594-8713 *** SNF NF WHITE SETTLEMENT White Settlement Nursing Center 7820 Skyline Park Dr (817)246-4671 *** SNF NF TEN THINGS TO ASK BEFORE HIRING A HOME CARE AGENCY By Shirley Cohen Today's seniors have more options available to them than ever before. One option more and more seniors are turning to when their physical capabilities diminish or while they recover from a short-term disability is to be treated in the comfort of their own homes by a personal nurse's aide or companion. Home care is considered by many to be one of the most desirable options because it allows seniors to maintain their independence while remaining in the one place where they feel most comfortable. However, as in choosing any type of long-term care, there are many pitfalls to watch out for when hiring a homecare worker to care for yourself or a loved one. In any given city, a quick look through the Yellow Pages may reveal dozens of competing companies offering what appear on the surface to be the same services. It's up to you to investigate the differences and find the one company that best suits your home health care needs. 1. How long has your company been in business? There are a lot of new companies entering the marketplace, many of which have little experience or expertise in the special challenges of running a successful home care company. The office staff cannot be relied upon like well-established companies because they experience a high turnover rate. This puts newly formed companies at a distinct disadvantage because they do not have extensive records of caregivers' past performances, and they often attract caregivers who can't get a job at a reputable agency. 2. Are your workers bonded and insured? Few people like to think about accidents or possible problems at the outset of retaining help, but the fact is many people get into accidents every day, such as car accidents, sprained backs, twisted ankles, etc. Also, from time to time, important things in a client's home can be damaged or disappear through a caregiver's negligence or dishonesty. The company you want to work with must have extensive insurance, including Professional and General Liability, Non-Owned Auto, a —continued on page 137 123

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