Finding A Caregiver
Home Care Services
Some Seniors who need help, but don’t need 24-hour-care, may choose to have an outside caregiver come into their home or have a family member or friend paid to take of them at home. In-home care services can be a good option for all seniors as long as they are able to afford the services or are eligible for benefits to help pay for them. Benefits such as Aid and Attendance through the VA and Medicaid through your state can be use to pay for these services and we are more than happy to go over your options.
Basically, we recommend in-home care for specific types of clients. If the client is able to get through the day somewhat by themselves but needs extra assistance with their ADLs such as getting up in the morning, getting dressed, bathing and making meals in-home care can be a great fit. Additionally, if they are at the beginning stages of having memory issues and/or are forgetful and need reminders throughout the day the in home caregiver can be a good fit. If taking care of the home has become burdensome, but a person wishes to remain living there, in-home care is a good option. This can also be a good compromise for families who are trying to persuade a loved one to move into an assisted living community, but are facing resistance.
Caregivers either work independently, through an agency or can be a family member or a friend. Senior Planning can help you find a care agency or an independent caregiver working in your area. We’ll make sure they can work within your budget, needs, and schedule. If you are interested in in-home care, we can go over the options with you and see if it is the right fit for your needs as well as help point you in the right direction in regards to obtaining benefits to help cover the costs.