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Senior In Home Care Myths: Part 2

Senior In Home Care Myths: Part 2

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In continuing to debunk the common myths about senior in home care services, here is Part 2 of our Mythbusters Series!

Myth 6: Senior in home caregivers cannot provide the same quality of care as other full-time facilities.

Reality: All providers must go through extensive training to become a certified home care caregiver. This is a screening process that includes passing a senior in home caregivers competency test, OSHA exams, ethics testing, skill set evaluation, and basic health and safety training, just to name a few.

Myth 7: My loved one does not need 24 hour home care, so we do not qualify.

Reality: There is no minimum requirement for in home care. No matter what your needs are, from helping your parent bathe regularly, to cooking and preparing meals, to transportation, there are so many services caregivers can provide. Don’t be ashamed to ask for help with even the littlest thing, because that is what the senior in home caregivers are here for!

Myth 8: In home care will hinder my parent from doing what they love.

Reality: This is not true, and in fact, the opposite is true! Caregivers can make sure that your parent will have the flexibility to do what they want while in their own home! After all, the happiest of retirees engage in three to four activities daily, often with a little help. Considering that the average age of retirement is 63, many people become set in their ways by the time they need senior care. Their caregiver can help them cook, go for walks, knit, and many other activities. The opportunities are endless.

Myth 9: Home care is basically babysitting.

Reality: The caregiver is not a teacher or a disciplinarian; he or she is there to ensure the safety and comfort of your loved one. Not only can in home caregivers give you peace of mind, but many older Americans actually prefer to have a third party helping them. About 55% of seniors say their greatest fears regarding long-term illness was becoming a burden on their family. Caregivers can help carry that burden.

Myth 10: The caregiver will take over my parent’s care plan.

Reality: The caregiver comes to the home to offer medical guidance and any necessary help. They will not intrude on a family’s lifestyle, and will work with the family to fit in comfortably where they are needed.

Senior in home care can be incredibly beneficial for anyone who needs some extra help going through their daily activities. While it is a lot to think about, senior home care can positively impact the life of your loved one, and take the burden of stress off of you.

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Reviewer: Patricia
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.
Reviewer: Liliana D
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
Reviewer: Tatyana
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.
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Highly recommend!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great, award-winning company!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great company! Highly recommend.
Reviewer: CAROL
CAROL 2020-08-01 via Google
I LOVE BEING ON CALL THRU THE WEEK MAKE MORE MONEY, WORK WHEN YOU WANT. LOVE LOVE LOVE 24 HR AND ALL THE STAFFERS THERE THE BEST.
Reviewer: Laura
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...
Reviewer: Raul
Raul 2020-05-28 via Google
Great place to work for!

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The success of our clients and company is entirely dependent on the quality of our caregivers. We make certain to find and provide our senior clients with the industry's best caretakers so that they have a positive in-home care experience. We submit all of our caregivers through nationwide background checks, assessment tests, and verify multiple references. All of our caregivers are required to be compassionate, reliable, experienced, and above all else, TRUSTWORTHY. We understand that you are entrusting your loved one's home and well-being with our company, and we take that very seriously.

24 Hour Home Care® is committed to improving the lives of our senior clients. By assisting seniors with their daily living activities, we are able to keep them at home where they are comfortable and allow them to thrive during this chapter of their lives. Not only do we strive to exceed customer satisfaction, but we strive to exceed employee satisfaction. We want all of our caregivers to be proud and happy to work for 24 Hour Home Care® so that they will provide the best senior home care possible!

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