With the various senior care options available today, some families may find themselves on an information overload. All you want is a few straight answers to lead you towards the best alternative for your loved ones. Unfortunately however, we often stumble upon a lot of misinformation when it comes to our particular trade: in-home senior care.
Here are just a few of the most common misconceptions we come across:
In-home care costs more than a nursing home. This particular type of senior care is entirely based on your parent’s needs. While there are certainly costs to employing a caregiver, in-home care is significantly different when compared to a nursing home. Instead of just moving someone into a facility and having that be that, your services can be customized depending on if you just need transportation help, housekeeping, supervision, etc.
Extra care should be considered only after an incident has already occurred. Many adult children don’t think about hiring someone to help care for their parents’ until after a fall as occurred or they’ve become increasingly ill. While we can understand that, it’s important to think proactively. An in-home caregiver could help to prevent the types of accidents that could cause a senior to lose their independence entirely.
If you’re not the one taking care of your parents, you’ll lose your relationship with them. Actually, the opposite has been proven to be true. Caring for a senior parent can be a lot more physically and mentally exhausting than you may actually realize. When you hire a caregiver, the responsibility is taken off of your own shoulders, allowing you to just be the child again. As much as you may love your parent, sometimes the best thing that you can do for them, yourself and your relationship is to bring in professional assistance. It will help you eliminate stress and bring balance back to your relationship.
If you want real answers about in-home senior care and whether it is truly right for you and your loved one, it’s important to go straight to the source. Contact Your Own Home LLC today for more information.