Long-Term Care: What Seniors Need to Know to Plan Accordingly

Long-term Care

When you hear the word “long-term care,” do you know what it is referring to? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, long-term care refers to services provided to meet your daily needs, and “[m]ost long-term care is not medical care, but rather assistance with the basic personal tasks of everyday life, sometimes called Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).” If you aren’t sure if you’ll need long-term care, consider that studies show that 69 percent of people ages 65 and up will need long-term care at some point in their life...

Senior Home Care: A Great Idea!

We often hear reminders that we need to have life insurance, burial plots, a written will, etc. Often we forget to plan for the years before the end.  We all have aging in common, but the mental and physical affects are as varied and individual as the people themselves.  In our elder years, we need to be ready to rely on the care of others without feeling any loss of dignity.  Life should still be full and fulfilling despite the arrival of more serious healthcare needs.     
Being a registered nurse for nearly ten years and the mother of four beautiful children, I have been blessed to witness the miracle of life coming into the world.  The only moment more tender to me is the passing of life out of this world.   As time goes on, we will all face the inevitable choices surrounding aging...

Our story

A Place Called Home is family owned and founded by David C. Murchison.  He is husband to a beautiful Peruvian woman, father to two adorable girls and 3 handsome boys.  They enjoy hiking, camping, learning, reading, wrestling and playing.  

       David has worked as a nurse since May of 2005 in various capacities and specialties.  He started his career on a medical / surgical floor at Community Regional Medical Center, Fresno where he cared for patients with renal failure and Cancer for one year.  Here he learned how to manage care for acutely ill patients and to direct care provided by others.  At the end of that year he felt compelled to further deepen his knowledge and sharpen his skill at caring for critically ill patients  so he went to work at Saint Agnes Medical Center in the medical intensive care unit...

Clovis, a paradise for senior living

One of the best kept gems in the San Joaquin Valley is the small town of Clovis, right in the Fresno area. The mild weather, small town feel and longtime reputation of being a great place to live has made it an inviting place for many Senior Care Facilities, Independent living centers, and other senior living.  

This quaint town is known as the "Gateway to the Sierras", and is at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in Fresno County.  It's bisecting State Highway 168, as well as close proximity to State Highways 41, 99, and 180 make it easy to visit, and its location in the San Joaquin Valleys rich agriculture, and close Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks make it a place you'll want to call home.  

The town of Clovis was named after one of its prominent early residents, Clovis M...