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Senior In Home Care Myths: Part 1

Senior In Home Care Myths: Part 1

For many families, it can be a tough decision to choose senior in home care services for a loved one. Unfortunately there is a lot of confusion about senior care that can keep you from making the best decision for you family. So to help you make an informed choice, here are some common myths concerning in home care debunked.

Myth 1: Senior in home care is only for those who are extremely sick.

Reality: This is not always true. While in home care can be extremely beneficial for those who require help in their everyday activities, it can also be used to aid younger patients who are recovering from a surgery, or living with a chronic illness.

Myth 2: I can take care of my loved ones myself, and I do not need professional help.

Reality: Maybe not right now, but things change. Today, there are 65.7 million informal and family caregivers throughout the nation who provide care to someone sick, disabled, or aged. But sometimes, taking care of a loved one can be incredibly hard to balance with your own personal life. Plus, it is always a good idea to hire a trained professional in case of an emergency.

Myth 3: My parents would feel as if their sense of independence is taken away.

Reality: Even though it can be a challenging transition for your parent to get used to someone coming into their home, it will benefit them in the long run. In fact, living under one’s own rules is a key reason many elderly choose to stay in their own home. A full 90% of seniors actually prefer to ‘age in place’ rather than move into a care facility. In home care providers can help seniors regain the mobility and independence they’ve lost.

Myth 4: I have no say about who comes into their home.

Reality: Agencies will try to match caregivers to seniors that share similar interests. And if you ever feel as if you do not trust or get along well with your chosen caretaker, you can request a different one.

Myth 5: Senior in home care is incredibly expensive, and only the wealthy can afford it.
Reality: Instead of looking at the price tag, you must consider the benefits your loved ones will get having personalized in home care. In home care is much more affordable in the long run than moving your parent into a senior living facility, and there are some different payment options for families with tighter budgets.

Stay tuned for our Senior In Home Care Myths: Part 2!

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Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
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Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
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Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
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Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
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Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
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Great place to work for!

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