There may come a time when a senior can no longer care for themselves, their day to day affairs, or their homes.
If the senior will not be moving to assisted living and you need more help, hiring an in home caregiver may be the answer.
An in home caregiver can provide a wide range of non-medical services. They can assist with all activities of daily living (dressing, bathing, toileting, eating, and transferring).
An in home caregiver can also help with light housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, shopping, and transportation. And caregivers can provide much needed companionship to a senior. Isolation can be deadly.
The most reliable way to find an in home caregiver is through a home care agency. Home care agencies hire and employee women and men to provide care to the elderly or the disabled.
The majority of home care agencies adhere to strict standards to ensure their in home caregivers are of high quality. Be sure to thoroughly research any agency and caregiver you are hiring.