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Welcome to the WELL BEYOND CARE BLOG ROLL.  This is a listing of blogs posted by date. Scroll down to find a blog you might like to read and click the link.


Well Beyond Care In The News: Rice Alliance Win by Well Beyond Care posted on 02-01-2017

This is a listing of recent articles about Well Beyond Care concerning the recent win in the Rice Alliance Pitch Competition held in Austin, Texas on January 26th, 2017. Well Beyond Care Wins Rice Alliance Austin-CTAN Pitch Competition Silicon H
Well Beyond Care In The News: Rice Alliance Win by Well Beyond Care posted on 02-01-2017

This is a listing of recent articles about Well Beyond Care concerning the recent win in the Rice Alliance Pitch Competition held in Austin, Texas on January 26th, 2017. Well Beyond Care Wins Rice Alliance Austin-CTAN Pitch Competition Silicon H
Well Beyond Care Overall Winner of Rice Alliance Pitch Event by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-26-2017

For Immediate Release Contact: Lauren Tarrant, RN Chief Nursing Officer Well Beyond Care, Inc. (512) 809-4057 lauren@wellbeyondcare.com Well Beyond Care Overall Winner of Rice Alliance Pitch Event A Health Tech Company Disintermediati
Well Beyond Care Overall Winner of Rice Alliance Pitch Event by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-26-2017

For Immediate Release Contact: Lauren Tarrant, RN Chief Nursing Officer Well Beyond Care, Inc. (512) 809-4057 lauren@wellbeyondcare.com Well Beyond Care Overall Winner of Rice Alliance Pitch Event A Health Tech Company Disintermediati
Well Beyond Care Selected as Finalist for Austin Rice Alliance Event January 25 by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-20-2017

For Immediate Release Contact: Lauren Tarrant, RN Chief Nursing Officer Well Beyond Care, Inc. (512) 809-4057 lauren@wellbeyondcare.com Well Beyond Care Selected as Finalist for Austin Rice Alliance Event January 25 A Health Tech Compa
Well Beyond Care Selected as Finalist for Austin Rice Alliance Event January 25 by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-20-2017

For Immediate Release Contact: Lauren Tarrant, RN Chief Nursing Officer Well Beyond Care, Inc. (512) 809-4057 lauren@wellbeyondcare.com Well Beyond Care Selected as Finalist for Austin Rice Alliance Event January 25 A Health Tech Compa
Well Beyond Care partners with Project Balance to bring its online app to caregiving by Well Beyond Care posted on 11-19-2016

For Immediate Release Contact: Lauren Tarrant, RN Chief Nursing Officer 512-809-4057 lauren@wellbeyondcare.com Well Beyond Care partners with Project Balance to bring its online app to caregiving Well Beyond Care has selected Project Bal
Hiring A Caregiver: Direct Hire Vs. Agency Hire by Well Beyond Care posted on 10-31-2016

If you or a loved one is considering hiring an in-home caregiver or private pay attendant to help take care of you at home, there are a lot of factors to consider. Many people choose to hire a caregiver through a private duty agency due to in part to
Universal and Safety Precautions by Well Beyond Care posted on 04-02-2016

Universal and Safety Precautions is Healthcare terminology used to warn a to wash their hands, wear gloves or a mask and to be more attentive to safety precautions because a is compromise
Well Beyond Care Selected as Finalist for AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch Event April 27 by Well Beyond Care posted on 03-29-2016

For Immediate Release  Contact: Lauren Tarrant, RN Chief Nursing Officer Well Beyond Care, Inc. (512) 809-4057 lauren@wellbeyondcare.com Well Beyond Care Selected as Finalist for AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch Event April 27 A He
AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch Announces Ten Finalists for Pitch Event April 27 by Well Beyond Care posted on 03-29-2016

For Immediate Release Contact: Laura Beck, for AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch 512-786-1098 laurabeck@adeointeractive.com   AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch Announces Ten Finalists for Pitch Event April 27   Health Tech Startups
Well Beyond Care Selected as Finalist for AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch Event April 27 by Well Beyond Care posted on 03-29-2016

For Immediate Release Contact: Lauren Tarrant, RN Chief Nursing Officer Well Beyond Care, Inc. (512) 809-4057 lauren@wellbeyondcare.com Well Beyond Care Selected as Finalist for AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch Event April 27 A He
Publication 926 by Well Beyond Care posted on 03-06-2016

See also, Follow this link to the IRS Publication.
Household Employer's Tax Guide by Well Beyond Care posted on 03-06-2016

Also know as Publication 926, this publication applies to you only if you have a . If you have a in any calendar year, you may need to pay state and federal employment tax
W-3 by Well Beyond Care posted on 03-06-2016

The IRS Tax Form W-3, also known as the Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements Tax Form W-3 is the portion of Form which is forwarded to the Social Security Administration, showing total earnings, Medicare wages, Social Secur
Unemployment Tax by Well Beyond Care posted on 03-05-2016

Federal and state unemployment taxes fund unemployment benefits paid to workers () who have lost their jobs. Each state has a different method for determining your unemployment taxes and tax rate. If yo
Domestic Worker by Well Beyond Care posted on 03-05-2016

A domestic worker, also known as a , is any person who works (hired and paid) within the employer's household. Domestic workers perform a variety of household services for an individual or a family, from providi
Nanny Tax by Well Beyond Care posted on 03-05-2016

When you hire someone to work in your home, like a , the government considers you an employer. As the you are responsible for paying employment taxes. These employment taxes are co
Household Employee by Well Beyond Care posted on 03-03-2016

An individual who is paid to provide a service within a residence and who you pay directly. Examples include babysitters, nannies, and housekeepers.
Schedule H by Well Beyond Care posted on 03-03-2016

A Schedule H is part of your end of hear Form 1040 Federal Tax filing for a . A Schedule H is required for household employment taxes if you: paid any one household employee cash wages of ,800 or more duri
W-2 by Well Beyond Care posted on 03-03-2016

The IRS requires employers () to report wage and salary information for employees on Form W-2. An employee's W-2 also reports the amount of federal, state and other taxes withheld from their paycheck. As an empl
Employer of Record by Well Beyond Care posted on 03-03-2016

A company or organization or individual () that is legally responsible for paying employees, in this case your , The Employer of Record, often referred to as the Em
Tax Info by Well Beyond Care posted on 03-03-2016


Institutional Care by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-13-2016

A facility for care (usually long-term) of patients who are not sick enough to need hospital care but are not able to remain at home.  These include either a (ALF), Skilled Nursing Facility[/glo
Private Duty Home Care Agency by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-07-2016

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Private Duty Agency by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-06-2016

Also known as a Private Duty Home Care Agency, are companies or businesses that are licensed by the State they operate in to offer primarily in individual's homes.  These agencies are called private duty[
Private Pay by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-06-2016

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Private Duty by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-06-2016

Private duty, also called private pay,  is a broad term of that means that a or their family is paying for the care out of pocket, or in the case of seniors who need extended care and
Overnight Care by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-06-2016

The situation that a is awake and is attending to the needs of the . Overnight stays can be from 6 hours to 12 hour. This is not to be confused with where
Live-In Care by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-06-2016

Also referred to as live-in home care, live-in care refers to care provided by a around the clock and who spends the night with the , but is able to sleep during the night. Although the Ca
Companion Care by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-06-2016

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Non-Medical Care by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-06-2016

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Truancy by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-06-2016

In terms of Caregivers, is when a fails to arrive or show up for a scheduled shift or time period for a .  The Private Duty Industry's own estimates show that for any given day, upwards of
Favorite (Caregiver) by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-06-2016

If you are a , you can add any as a favorite by clicking on their name to view their and then clicking the 'Add as Favorite" link on their profile page. Once a
Aging in Place by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-04-2016

The ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level. Most adults would prefer to remain in their home of choice as long as possible. In fact, 90 percent of adults ove
Work Week by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

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Pay Period by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

The is from Sunday midnight to the following Saturday. The previous work week's invoice is emailed to the for review (indicating the hours worked, the rate, and deductions taken for the w
Toileting by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

Another one of the .  This activity involves getting to and from the toilet, getting on and off the toilet and performing associated personal hygiene.
Dispute by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

As part of the payment process, you are given 3 days to request your to make corrections to the hours worked for that week. If you believe your invoice is in error, first contact the Caregiver and ask them to change the
Job Post by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

When a Careseeker account is created, a job is automatically posted. To post a new or additional job or to modify an existing post, go to your and look for the "Job Post / Replies" link. It will take you to a page wh
Testate by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

Dying with a legally valid .
Will by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

A written document through which a person disposes of property after death. An informative article is Do I Need a Lawyer to Make My Will?
Sub-Acute Care by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

Typically following a stay in a hospital, this is maintenance care for serious medical conditions that are not urgent or life-threatening. Hospitals typically do not provide sub-acute care on an ongoing basis. Sub-acute care may include long-term ven
Speech Therapist by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

A rehabilitation professional who provides therapy to overcome speech and communication problems, such as speech difficulties following a stroke. A speech therapist may also provide assistance for managing swallowing problems.
Senior Center by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

Community-based programs that provide a variety of services that can include social activities, nutrition, and educational and recreational opportunities for older adults.
Respite Care by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

Temporary or periodic care provided by a third party for people with disabilities, illnesses, dementia or other health problems while their usual family caregiver takes an occasional break from their responsibilities.
Residential Care Facility by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

A generic term for a group home, specialized apartment complex or other institution that provides care services where individuals live. The term is used to refer to a range of residential care options including a assisted living facility[/g
Qualified Long-Term Care Services by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

Defined by federal law, these are necessary diagnostic, preventive, therapeutic, curing, treating, mitigating, and rehabilitative services, and maintenance or services, that are required by a chronically ill individ
Power of Attorney for Health Care by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

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Medical Power of Attorney by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

A written legal document in which one person (the principal) appoints another person to make health care decisions on behalf of the principal in the event the principal becomes incapacitated (the document defines incapacitation). This instrument can
Power of Attorney by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

A written legal document in which one person (the principal) appoints another person to manage the principal's financial affairs. Even though the intent is that the power of attorney will not take effect until the principal becomes unable to handle h
Plan of Care by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

The written plan that describes the services and care you need for your health problem. Your plan of care must be prepared or approved by your doctor. See also Careseeker
Physical Therapist by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

A rehabilitation professional who utilizes various therapies to help individuals maximize mobility, and restore strength and body movement after an illness or injury such as a stroke, fall, back injury, or other physical injury.
Personal Emergency Response System by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

In case of a fall or other medical emergency, this electronic device enables the user to contact help 24-hours-a-day simply by pressing a button. A number of private companies offer these systems.
Personal Care by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

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Meals on Wheels by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

Local agencies provide low cost, hot, nourishing meals to the elderly and disabled, allowing frail, home-bound people to remain in their own homes. To find a local program near you or your loved one, click on Meals on Wheels; once at their Web site,
Nursing Home by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

A state-licensed residential facility that provides a room, meals, help with , recreation, and general nursing care to people who are chronically ill or unable to take care of their daily living needs. I
Medicare by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

The federal program that provides hospital and medical care to people age 65 or older, and to some younger people who are very ill or disabled. Benefits for and short-term home health services are limited and are gen
Probate by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

The process by which an executor (if there is a will), or a court-appointed administrator (if there is no will), manages and distributes a decedent's property to heirs or beneficiaries.
Living Trust by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

A trust created during someone's lifetime to hold assets during that person's lifetime, thereby removing those assets from probate at death. A living trust can be either revocable or irrevocable. It avoids probate and therefore ge
Licensed Health Care Practitioner by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

A physician (as defined by the Social Security Act) or a registered professional nurse, licensed social worker, or any other health care worker who meets the requirements of the U.S. Treasury Department.
IADL by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

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Instrumental Activities of Daily Living by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

These are tasks that, in addition to activities of daily living, you must be able to perform in order to live independently (without the assistance or substantial supervision of another person). Examples include grocery shopping, meal preparation, us
Irrevocable Trust by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

A trust that, once executed, cannot be revoked or changed without the consent of the .
Intestate by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

Dying without a legal will.
Incontinence by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

The inability to control urination, bowel movements or both.
In-Home Care by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

A general term that involves two types of health care delivered in a person's home.  It can be of or a combination of both non-medical, unskilled, , , or skilled, medical,
Homemaker Services by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

Household services done by someone other than yourself because you are unable to do them. These services can include shopping, laundry, light cleaning, meal preparation and transportation assistance. Homemakers cannot provide hands-on care[
Non-medical Health Care by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

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Home Health Aide by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

An individuals who provides to people at home. Training or certification requirements vary from state-to-state, but typical services include assistance with ,
Hands-On Assistance by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

Physical assistance without which an individual would not be able to perform any .
Geriatrician by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

A physician who specializes in the care of the elderly, primarily those who are frail and have complex medical and social problems.
Geriatric Care by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

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Eating by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

One of the vital .  Feeding oneself by getting food into the body from a receptacle (such as a plate, cup or table). It does not include preparation of meals.
Urostomy by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

This is a general term for a surgical procedure which diverts urine away from a diseased or defective bladder. The ileal or cecal conduit procedures are the most common urostomies. Either a section at the end of the small bowel (ileum) or at the begi
Colostomy by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

The surgically created opening of the colon (large intestine) which results in a . A colostomy is created when a portion of the colon or the rectum is removed and the remaining colon is brought to the abdominal wall. It may
Stoma by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

The terms ostomy and stoma are general descriptive terms that are often used interchangeably though they have different meanings. An refers to the surgically created opening in the body for the discharge of body wastes. A
Ostomy by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

The terms ostomy and stoma are general descriptive terms that are often used interchangeably though they have different meanings. An ostomy refers to the surgically created opening in the body for the discharge of body wastes. A stoma[/glos
Occupational Therapist by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

A rehabilitation professional who teaches people to compensate for functional limitations as a result of an injury, illness or disability by learning skills and techniques needed to perform and optimize
Fiduciary by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

Someone, such as a trustee or guardian, who holds the assets of another person, often with the legal authority and duty to make decisions regarding financial matters on behalf of the other party.  See also Durable Power of Attorney[/glossar
Palliative Care by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

Palliative care is a multidisciplinary approach to specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, and mental stress of a serious illness—whatever the
Skilled Care by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

Daily nursing and rehabilitative care that can be performed only by, or under the supervision of, skilled medical personnel. This care is usually needed 24 hours a day, must be ordered by a physician, and must follow a plan of care[/glossar
Skilled Nursing by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

Skilled care that must be given or supervised by Registered Nurses. Examples of skilled nursing care are intravenous injections, tube feeding, and changing sterile dressings on a wound. Any service that could be safely done by an average non-medical
Elder Care by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

A wide range of services provided at home, in the community and in residential care facilities, including and . It includes health-related services such as rehabilitati
Dressing by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

An important . Putting on and taking off all items of clothing and any necessary braces, fasteners or artificial limbs.
Long Term Care by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

A variety of services provided over an extended period of time to people who need help to perform normal because of cognitive impairment or loss of muscular strength or control. Care may include rehabil
Discharge Planner by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

A social worker or other health care professional who assists hospital patients and their families in transitioning from the hospital to another level of care such as rehabilitation in a , home h
Long Term Care Insurance by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

An insurance policy that helps pay for some long-term medical and non-medical care, like help with . Because generally does not pay for long-term care, this type of insuranc
Daily Benefit by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

The insurance benefit amount that a person selects as the basis for their . However, the daily benefit may not be the actual amount paid for each day an insured person is eligible for a benefit. There are
Dementia by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

Deterioration of intellectual abilities (e.g., vocabulary, abstract thinking, judgment, memory loss, physical coordination), the loss of which interferes with daily activities. Dementia can be caused by degenerative diseases (e.g., Alzheimer's, Hunti
Colostomy Bag by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

A colostomy bag is a prosthetic medical device that provides a means for the collection of waste from a surgically diverted biological system (colon, ileum, bladder) and the creation of a stoma. Pouching systems are most commonly associated with colo
Catheter by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

A medical devise used to control urinary incontinence using a receptacle bag.
Continence by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

One of the . The ability to maintain control of bowel and bladder function. Or, when unable to maintain control these functions, the ability to perform associated personal hygiene (including caring for
Care Plan by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

The written plan that describes the services and care a Careseeker's needs for their health condition. Sometimes, a Care Plan must be prepared or approved by your doctor.  a Careseeker Care Plan are loaded online. See also Plan of Care[/gl
AAA by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

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Area Agency on Aging by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

A nationwide network of State and local programs that help older people plan and care for their life-long needs. Services include information and referral for in-home services, counseling, legal services, adult day care, skilled nursing care/therapy,
Alzheimer's Disease by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

A progressive, degenerative form of dementia that affects brain functions, causing loss of short-term memory, the ability to reason, the ability to care for oneself and deterioration of language skills. While Alzheimer's is currently not curable, sev
Living Will by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

A legal document in which a person specifies which life-prolonging medical measures he or she does, and does not, want to be taken if he or she becomes terminally ill or incapacitated.
Advance Directive for Health Care by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

Prepared ahead of time, a health care advance directive is a written document that says how you want medical decisions to be made if you lose the ability to make decisions for yourself. A health care advance directive may include a Living W
ADLs by Well Beyond Care posted on 01-03-2016

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