Scot Cheben

Senior Advisor
5 years in practice

About Scot Cheben

Scot is an Army Veteran. He spent his early life working in aeronautics before owning his own home care business. His dedication to care for seniors spawned when faced with the need to find care services for his dad. In 2009, Scot’s father had bypass surgery. While flying back and forth from his home in California to his father's home in North Carolina to take care for him, Scot realized that he needed help. He began looking for a company in North Carolina that he could call to assist his ailing father with his daily activity needs. It was during this experience that people began to tell Scot that he “was made for such a job” as working in the home-health care industry. Scot began to consider buying a franchise and after interviewing the CEO’s of various franchises he settled on Senior Helpers as the best. “The rest”, as Scot says, “is history.” His home care agency has been recognized nationally for two consecutive years in providing the best customer service. In 2015, his company won a local readers choice award for best In-Home Care Business in the San Gabriel Valley, California. During his tenure he has assisted many of his clients and families cope with the day to day life of home care. When he is not working, he enjoys hiking and other outdoor activities.

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99 and still active! Wow! That's awesome. I couldn't agree more with her family to use the walker more. It's for her own safety. It's better to use it and slow down than to fall. It's tough to recover from a fall at that age. You should encourage her to use it every time she is walking and... more

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It depends on moms ability to get around and her financial situation. There are two facility options for mom. Assisted Living and Board and Care. If you click on the little icons above you can get a better understanding of what the differences are between the two. The easiest and cheapest way of... more

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When it comes to the government, nothing is quick. Unless they want your money, right! So the big question… How long does this process take? Many of my clients have submitted their applications and the results are all mixed. I can say that having an experienced person review it for accuracy... more

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Have you looked at a government website lately? Wow, are they hard to navigate. If you don’t know exactly what you are looking for, you’re going to have a hard time finding it. Calling the government and finding answers is even harder. As a veteran, I find this very frustrating. I’m going to do... more

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The first step you should take is to do a lot of research on the subject. Look at the specific type of cancer he has as well. That means to search the web, talk to family and friends and maybe a doctor. Understand everything you can about this and then be understanding to your grandfather... more

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There are a few ways of doing this. I'm not sure if you have friends or family nearby to help. If you do, I would recommend that they help you with a simple "garage sale". Have them separate the valuable from the not so valuable. Garage sales are not for big ticket items. Furniture, yes... more

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Sorry to hear that things are not working out. Medicaid is state run program and each state has different rules they follow. You can always request a different caregiver from the agency. You just to tell them that things are not working out. As for using someone else that might not be working... more

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I would reach out to the Mayor's Commission on Aging in Philadelphia. The mission of the Mayor's Commission on Aging is to improve the quality of life for older adults in Philadelphia. Opportunities and Services for Philadelphia Residents 55+. Their services are Free to Residents. They are located... more

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I would like to be clear of the understanding of companion care. Companionship care offers company and friendship to the loved one. Companions may help with certain household chores, but their primary purpose is to spend time with the patient. This is all non-medical care. I do know that Senior... more

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I would only recommend going through an home care agency. There are agencies throughout the state of California. When you are searching for the right agency, keep in mind that the agencies that use W-2 employees are more likely to provide you with everything in their price. Using those type of... more

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Thank you for reaching out. You are not alone. Buying in bulk from a warehouse style company like CostCo or SAMs can save you money rather than buying it at the local supermarket. Some local churches help their congregation with this. From time to time the Convalescent Aid Society has it for... more

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To be eligible for the VA's Aid and Attendance Benefit program you must meet certain parameters. You must have served 90 days of active duty, 1 day beginning or ending during the following Wartime Periods...Under current law, VA recognizes the following wartime periods to determine eligibility for... more

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There are different places to look both within the church and outside the church. If you are looking for assistance outside the church a good place to start is the Huntington Hospital Senior Care Network Resource Center. They offer day-time and evening meeting groups. This will give you the... more

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First, refer to an earlier article that discusses the differences between "Home Care" and "Home Healthcare". There is only 1 word that is different but both carry a completely different meaning and how they are paid. Visit...http://caregivinganswers.com/questions/what-is-the-difference-between... more

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