1. What’s The Difference Between Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy?

    Most people think they have a pretty good idea of what physical therapy is. Perhaps they’ve been injured in an accident, whether they slipped and broke their wrist or hurt their leg in a car wreck. And if they haven’t been injured themselves, it’s likely they know someone who has. But knowing just a little bit about physical therapy certainly doesn’t do it justice. Physical therapy helps p…Read More

  2. When Is Long-Term Home Healthcare Appropriate?

    Every time we work with a patient, there’s a process we go through in order to make sure that they’re getting the best care available from our home healthcare agency. (In fact, we even wrote a blog about the process called “The Extensive Care We Take Before In-Home Care Begins.”) But that’s what happens when you enter into a working relationship with our agency. Before that, there are ma…Read More

  3. Helping Those Needing Short Term At-Home Care

      Here at Tendercare, we take care of hundreds of people with dozens of different needs. Sometimes it’s pediatric home healthcare that goes on during the workday, while in other instances it’s 24-hour care for someone needing senior home care. While those sorts of long-term needs might be the most obvious, there are less obvious times when at home healthcare is appropriate. Today we’re …Read More

  4. Why Choose Tendercare For At-Home Care?

      In our previous blogs we have been discussing the advantages of at-home care and why it makes sense to have nurses take care of you (or your loved one) in the comfort of your own home as much as possible. But we haven’t discussed why you might choose Tendercare, specifically, to perform these home healthcare services. What makes us special? Today we’d like to offer you a few reasons why…Read More

  5. Why Is a Code of Ethics So Important With A Home Healthcare Agency?

    No matter what business you’re in, there is a code of conduct that needs to be followed. Some are more strict than others, such as the legal profession where a single transgression can get you disbarred. Others industries have codes of conduct that are posted on the wall of the break for employees to see on a daily basis, while still other businesses might follow conduct that’s unwritten and …Read More

  6. 4 Advantages of Senior Home Care over a Nursing Home

    Deciding whether an elderly person should be moved to a nursing home or make use of senior home care can be a difficult decision. After all, few seniors are ready to make any large-scale changes in their lives, creating a difficult situation if their children have to step in and help them make the decision for them. There is certainly a time for nursing homes, and they can provide a wonderful plac…Read More

  7. 4 Reasons Why Home Health Care Is Growing So Quickly

      For nearly 25 years Tendercare Home Health has been providing the best in-home healthcare to the people of the Indianapolis area. And in those two-plus decades, we’ve certainly seen a lot of growth, both in our own business and in the entire industry. We started as a registered nurse and her spouse, and today we manage over 300 nurses and supporting staff that ensure that the ultimate in …Read More

  8. What Are the Benefits of In-Home Occupational and Physical Therapy?

    When most people think about physical therapy, they often imagine a room at a hospital or at a rehab center that kind of looks like a gym. Some of the equipment is recognizable, but other pieces look completely foreign. If you’ve never been to physical therapy before, you might only know what they look like thanks to television shows. The fact is, not all physical therapy takes place at a health…Read More

  9. Reasons To Get Out of the Hospital and Into Home Healthcare

    We interact with a number of different types of clients who come to us with a variety of needs. Sometimes it’s those looking for in-home occupational therapy, while others have just had a baby that might soon be needing pediatric home healthcare. Other’s might be needing full-time senior home care for a loved one. Of course, every one of these people has had a different experience with hospita…Read More

  10. The Extensive Care We Take Before In-Home Care Begins

    If you are the unpaid caregiver for someone who requires in-home care — whether you’re a parent, spouse, or child of the person with special needs — there’s a good chance that you’ve already been through a lot. After all, taking care of someone with special needs can be a difficult task, especially if you don’t have formal training. Sudden changes in the condition of a loved one can be…Read More