“ According to the AARP, 82% of people said that they would prefer to stay in their homes as long as possible. ” face the challengeIts no wonder that an increasing number of familiesof arranging home health care for loved ones every day.
• When you or a loved one needs care, regardless of whether youre looking for senior transportation and peer-level companionship or highly skilled adult home care, there is too much at stake to risk being misinformed.• When it comes to your health or that of a loved one, there is no room for compromise. Thats why were cutting through the noise and de-bunking common myths about home health care.
1 You dont need homecare if you cant meet a 4-hour minimum.If you need care, whether its for one hour or 24, you should be able toget what you need.Everyones situation is unique and different people have differentneeds. Make sure that you find a provider that recognizes this and hasa no-minimum policy.
2 If my family is already helping, there is no need for additional care.People who are emotionally and physically exhausted or guilt-riddencannot provide good care.According to the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide, as acaregiver, you should neither expect-nor try-to be on-call 24 hours aday. Every caregiver needs respite and relief.
3 There are added health risks for receiving medical care at home.No qualified car professional will administer a plan of car in the homeunless it is deemed safe and medically sound (check with providers youare evaluating to ensure each care plan is overseen by an RN).
4 If I cant do my own shopping and housework, I just shouldnt do these activities anymore.Everyday tasks, like vacuuming or rearranging the basement, can betedious for a senior with arthritis. Organizing a closet can be extremelytiring for a cancer patient. Theyre never ending and, if they becomemore difficult during post-op, or due to treatment or age-relatedconditions, they can take precious time away from an already very busyschedule. When even the most basic daily tasks become overwhelming,or you just need a helping hand, a qualified care provider can help youto.
5 Homecare is just for seniors.Home health care is often associated with, but not limited to elder care.Homecare can be a great solution to provide newborn care for newparents with a new baby or even multiples as well as additional supportfor children and adults enduring chemotherapy, people recoveringpost-op (from cosmetic procedures to hip replacement surgery) andmore. A good home health care solution for your family can bewhatever you need it to be.
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