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When a client is cared for by Encore Caregivers, they can expect high quality companionship, homemaking and personal care. They get that and more as we strive to meet and exceed client expectations. What is sometimes an unexpected bonus, and a completely complimentary service, is Encore Caregivers’ ability to provide the client with all tools necessary to navigate the often confusing world of long term care insurance (LTCi).

Mike Aden, founder of Encore Caregivers, is sure of his company’s abilities in the long term care insurance arena. “We specialize in deciphering the ‘code’ and guiding the client to properly initiate claims in order to minimize the time required to receive reimbursement,” he states.

Encore Caregivers’ staff works diligently to sift through the often complex language and requirements and communicate those to a client. Many clients believe that if he or she paid for it, then in-home care will be completely covered by the LTCi policy. That is not the case. Built into many LTCi policies are strict rules and benefit triggers – conditions that must be met for the client to qualify for benefits.

One such benefit trigger can be the level of care necessary to help the client with their activities of daily living (ADLs). Can the client dress, eat and walk by themselves? Are they able to take care of their own personal hygiene and toileting? Often an in-home care agency’s services are paid for through LTCi when a client needs help with two or three activities of daily living. But each policy is different. It is necessary to be very alert to the fine print.

As a client studies the details of their LTCi policy, they must focus on understanding the nuances. Are there daily maximums for care? Inflation riders? Restrictions as to levels of coverage and benefits available? ADL triggers? Knowing this is critical to being reimbursed as expected. Inattention to these nuances can result in slow pay, no pay and epic upset.

Lucky for Encore Caregivers’ clients, they have experts on their side. Not only does the company communicate with the client and the insurance company, but the staff can guide clients every step of the way. The staff knows that when the claim is filed, correcting mistakes and omissions down the road is often impossible. That’s why the staff works to get it right the first time.

And, that’s another reason why Encore Caregivers stands head and shoulders above the rest.

14 Dec 2018

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The holidays can be a wonderful and joyous time of the year for many people. Amid decorating, shopping, and visiting friends and family, it can be easy to forget that individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia may have a difficult time coping with the season. We’ve put together some tips that may take some of stress out of the holidays for you and your loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

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19 Jun 2018

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It is a known fact that as summer approaches in Houston, the temperatures climb to steamy highs. That’s why it’s especially important during these hot months to check in on senior neighbors and loved ones. Now is the time for Encore Caregivers to share the CDC’s (Center for Disease Control’s) vital tips on how to keep older adults safe in hot weather.

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16 Apr 2018

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In experiments conducted using mice, Jorge Palop, PhD, and his team have found a way to reengineer certain neurons connected to epileptic activity, which is commonly observed in Alzheimer’s patients. This groundbreaking research was funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Alzheimer’s Association and the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.

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29 Jun 2017

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Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health posted a notable paper which gives the go-ahead to dark chocolate eating. (My best day ever!) Why? Extensive research by credible sources with interesting, positive results.

They report that cocoa is rich in plant chemicals called flavanols that may help to protect the heart. Flavanols have been shown to support

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25 May 2017

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We have a culture of attraction and accomplishment at Encore Caregivers – and that is why we hire and keep outstanding caregivers.
Following are some of the reasons why our caregivers are so loyal – they are sure that we care for them:

Large, established in-home care agency with a solid reputation

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30 Jan 2017

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You may have seen the recent news video of the private caregiver being physically and verbally abusive to her elderly client. It was shocking and reprehensible.

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22 Nov 2016

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It is time to be thankful — and as Encore Caregivers is preparing to celebrate our millionth hour of service to seniors, we want the world to know that we have a true attitude of gratitude. We are thankful … for our client, for the abilities of our caregivers to meet clients’ needs, for hearts for service •for professional drive and dedication, for patience, acceptance and peace, for the tender mercies we see every day,

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10 Oct 2016

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Are you worried that it’s Alzheimer’s? Only a qualified doctor can conclude (and not with 100% certainty) that a living person has Alzheimer’s Disease, but the following are 8 tell-tale signs. If you see these symptoms in your loved one, consult your family doctor. 1. Memory lapses 2. Confusion over words 3. Marked changes in mood or personality 4. Trouble with abstract thinking 5. Difficulty

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10 Oct 2016

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Influenza continues to spread illness across the country and flu-related hospitalization and death indicators have increased sharply in recent weeks with the heaviest toll on people 65 and older. The Center for Disease Control is urging seniors to seek treatment for flu-like symptoms promptly. Encore Caregivers is on the job, acting as the eyes and ears of the family, reporting any signs of flu-like symptoms

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20 Aug 2016

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When a client is cared for by Encore Caregivers, they can expect high quality companionship, homemaking and personal care. They get that and more as we strive to meet and exceed client expectations. What is sometimes an unexpected bonus, and a completely complimentary service, is Encore Caregivers’ ability to provide the client with all tools necessary to navigate the often confusing world of long term care

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