If your goal is to allow your loved one to continue to live independently at home —in-home care might be the best solution for your loved one and you. There are flexible options that provide care for a few hours, a few days or live-in.
The following steps can help you choose the right care arrangement for your situation.
In-home care professionals assist with a wide range of daily activities, from filling in while you’re at work to tasks that fall beyond your skills or comfort zone.
You can hire support on an hourly, daily, weekly and live-in basis. To gauge the level of help your loved one will need, consider these questions.
Depending on the level of need, in-home care costs vary. These questions can help you start to determine what you are able to afford.
Once you have determined the level of and need and frequency of in-home care, it is important to come to consensus with your loved on the kind of caregiver that best fits your situation. These questions can help start the conversation?
Once you’ve determined what you need and what you can afford, it’s time to start looking for the right company and/or provider.
Here are some criteria for narrowing down your list of finalists.
There is no national standard background check requirement in place for in-home care workers. Some states require nationwide criminal background checks, including fingerprint-based checks, on in-home care workers. You should discuss with the company how it screens, trains and supervises in-home care workers.