home care for senior citizens

3 Steps to Choosing the Right Home Care Agency

When your aging parent can no longer live independently, the housing options can seem overwhelming. Should you use a retirement community, a skilled nursing facility, or something in between? What is there in between?

Many families are turning to a third option: home care services. But what is home care for senior citizens, and why would you choose it over a nursing home? Read on for tips.

Identify What You’re Looking For

What exactly does your elderly loved one need help with? Assistance with meal preparation, medications, daily routines, and more are all things a home care service can provide. Whether your senior citizen lives alone and needs consistent help, or they live with another person who works during the day and cannot be there until evening, home care services may be exactly the setup your loved one needs.

Do Your Research

Not all home care service companies are created equally. Start by researching a few of them online and seeing what you find (although it’s always wise to take Internet information with a grain of salt, especially highly emotional or aggressive reviews). Find out what services each one provides, how caregivers are trained, and whether their methods and specialties fit your needs.

Request an Interview

Once you’ve narrowed your list to the agencies you’re interested in, call them to discuss the details and have your questions answered by a care specialist. This also provides an opportunity for the agency to take inventory of your loved one’s needs and create a care plan with their medical provider.

Home Care for Senior Citizens: Make the Right CHOICE!

Here at Choice Home Care, we know how stressful it can be to worry about the wellbeing of your elderly loved one. You want the best for them – and so do we. Contact us today for more information on the home care services we provide.

4 Comments

  1. Ava Murphy April 28, 2018 at 4:30 am

    I like that you suggested contacting the home care agencies that you’re interested in so you can have all your questions answered by them. My best friend is looking for an in-home care agency for her mother. She has sets of questions that she’s looking to be answered satisfactorily by an in-home care agency because she wants to ensure that her mother is going to be in good hands. Thanks for sharing this.

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    • Choice Office May 29, 2018 at 10:22 pm

      Hi Ava,

      Thank you for your comments. We appreciate your time to read and respond to our blogs. We welcome the opportunity to discuss the situations with your father and your best friend’s mom. We will be happy to answer any questions and find the best way to see how we can meet their needs. Please contact us at (205) 445-0705 to begin that conversation. We look forward to hearing from you.

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  2. Ava Murphy May 29, 2018 at 6:54 am

    I do like that you suggested contacting the home care agencies that you’re interested in so you can have all your questions answered by them and see if they can provide a care plan that your loved one needs. This is something that I will be sure to remember because I’m looking for an in-home care service provider for my father. It’s important for me to only deal with a home care agency that can deal with my mom’s medical condition and that can provide me satisfactory answers to all my questions. Thanks!

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    • Choice Office May 29, 2018 at 10:20 pm

      Hi Ava,

      Thank you for your comments. We appreciate you taking time reading our blogs and providing feedback. We welcome the opportunity to talk further about the situation with your father and your best friend’s mom. We offer a free consultation to see how we can best meet their needs. Please give us a call at (205) 445-0705 to start this conversation. We look forward to hearing from you.

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