Home Care – 17 Services to Inquire About Before You Hire

Fortunately, there are reputable agencies out there who focus on helping the elderly in their own home. This in itself takes a great deal of stress off the family member who is caring for them. When you begin searching for the perfect agency, here are some important services to inquire about. Ask if the agency you are considering has:

1. Home Health Aides
2. Certified Nurse Assistants
3. Registered Nurses
4. Licensed Practical Nurses
5. Home Maker / Home Companion Aides
6. Senor Care
7. In Home Nursing Care

Home Care Services ( Personal Care Services )

8. Bath Visits and Dressing
9. Light Housekeeping
10. Meal Preparation
11. Escorts, Errands and Shopping
12. Respite Care
13. Medication Reminders

Specialty Programs

14. Medication Management
15. Post Surgical Care
16. Parkinson’s
17. Oncology

You don’t want to trust just anyone with a family member you love. Before you make any kind of decision, make sure you understand everything that is involved with Senior Home Care. What is listed above is a good place to start. Make a list of all you feel is needed. Don’t be afraid to ask questions to make sure that the agency you hire will be a good match for your particular situation.

Having someone to rely on (besides yourself) will make a very big difference in not only your own quality of life, but for your loved one’s life as well. This way, your loved one will not only have you there for them, but will also have a Home Health Care Professional to help with their every need.