Caregiving has never been more challenging than during the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition to your own fears about the virus, you may be worried about a semi-dependent loved one contracting a severe coronavirus infection.
Category: Home Care
There’s no shame in needing a caregiver. It’s estimated that 70% of adults who reach age 65 will eventually need long-term services and supports, such as home care or residential care. However, how do you know when ‘eventually’ arrives?
Assisted living and home care both have advantages and disadvantages. Home care often leads to more thoughtful individual care and independence, but it’s not for everyone. Choosing the right option depends on many factors, such as ability level, personal preference, financial situation, and unique needs.
Home care can be a great option for anyone who has trouble functioning and performing normal activities in their daily lives. Home care providers can assist with things like cleaning, housekeeping, assisting with personal hygiene, grocery shopping, running errands, preparing meals and more.
Life isn’t easy. It’s hard for everyone to balance the responsibility of a career, the needs of a family, and still have enough personal and social time to stay happy and satisfied. The good news is that you don’t have to go it alone.
Finding a home care provider for yourself or a loved one is an important decision. Researching and understanding the process is important, so you can stay comfortable and informed. Here are a few key things to consider when choosing a home care provider.