There are a myriad of considerations linked to choosing the best option for home care assistance for your senior loved one. In our ongoing mission to help families knowledgeably evaluate their choices for home care, we recommend the following three points to consider:
• Evaluating Needs
With a professional home care agency, you don’t need to worry about trying to identify what services will be best for your loved one’s specific situation. Before the beginning of care, the agency will come into the senior’s home and ask several questions in order to come up with a plan of care that is customized to the situation and matches the distinct needs of the person needing care. The agency will also collaborate with the senior’s doctors or others in the care team, and help coordinate other care services as needed.
• Who Manages the Care?
A professional home care agency should have a supervisor, usually a nurse, who will provide frequent check-ins and update the plan of care as needs change. Many families also work with a professional geriatric care manager to help with coordinating care and serving as the client’s advocate.
• Care Transitions
Care needs tend to change from basic assistance with day-to-day activities and personal care to skilled health care to rehab care and back to basic assistance. A professional agency can help make these care transitions as easy and seamless as possible, making suggestions, managing care needs and assisting with the transitions.
We hope that your decision in choosing the best option for senior home care assistance is becoming more clear. Engaging the services of a caregiver or companion through a reputable home care agency, such as Live Well at Home, leading providers of in-home care in Sacramento and surrounding areas, is always the safest choice. We’d love to talk with you to learn more about your senior loved one, and to help him or her once again discover joy in life through the companionship of our compassionate caregivers, while remaining safe and independent at home. Call us at 916-459-3220 or complete our online contact form to get started!