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6 Common Myths About Home Care Support

Home Care for Seniors in Bonita FL

When the only exposure you have to something is certain myths or misconceptions, you may very well avoid looking into it further. Home care is one of those things far too many people in America have various misconceptions about, thus they never considered seriously, either for themselves or an aging or disabled loved one.

Here are six myths that you can set aside right now, and when you do you will realize how beneficial this can be.

Myth #1: They don’t care.

Home Care for Seniors in Bonita FLPeople assume that home care aides simply don’t care about their elderly clients. That is not true. The vast majority of caregivers in this industry are compassionate individuals who do this because they care very much.

Myth #2: It’s only for someone really sick or hurt.

Believing that only a person who is going through a serious illness or rehabilitation from significant injuries needs home care is common. A large population of the clientele who rely on home care aides may very well be sick or severely injured and going through recovery, but there are also millions who rely on these aides for companionship and minimal support and assistance.

Myth #3: It’s only for the elderly.

Disabled adults and other adults who are recovering from significant injuries or a health emergency, possibly even major surgery, can rely on home care aides just as much as a senior.

Myth #4: Aides steal from patients.

Fraud, theft, and abuse are common misconceptions about this type of work. Just about the only news coverage the home care industry receives is when there is some type of crime or fraud committed. However, those cases account for a minuscule percentage of all of the caregivers out there.

Myth #5: It’s only for around-the-clock care.

You can rely on a home care aide for just two hours a day once a week if that’s all that’s needed. It all depends on the individual, their specific needs, their budget, and other factors. When you hire through an agency, it’s much easier to find an aide or series of caregivers to meet your specific schedule requirements.

Myth #6: It’s too expensive.

Compared to all other forms of senior care or other care options, it’s the most affordable one there is.

Now that you can set some of these myths aside, hopefully you realize the benefit in looking into this more seriously, either for yourself or somebody you care about who is struggling with their basic daily care.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care for seniors in Bonita, FLplease contact the caring staff at Dial-a-Nurse Home Health Care at (239) 307-0033.

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Ted Wolfendale, Esq.

Administrator at Dial-a-Nurse
Mr. Wolfendale is a graduate of Stetson University, and Stetson University School of Law, and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1988. He is admitted to practice in the Middle district of Florida, is an active member of the Florida Health Law section, and Lee County Bar Association.

In 1995 he became Administrator of Dial-a-Nurse nursing agency, the oldest nursing agency in the Southwest Florida succeeding his mother who started the company 37 years ago. He is also President of Nevco, Inc., an educational healthcare training company begun in 1988.

Mr. Wolfendale has worked with the U.S. Department of Commerce on various Missions to improve the quality of life around the world by development of supportive healthcare programs. In 2005 he traveled with U.S. officials and addressed the Italian National Government assisting in the creation of Nurse Education mandates for that Country. In 2006 he was invited and spoke with the National Institutes of Continuing Education in Eastern Europe on healthcare education and developmental mandates, and most recently represented the United States at the European Union in Lake Balaton, Hungary in 2011. In 2014 he traveled with the U.S. Department of State to Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam in an effort to improve caregiver knowledge and training.

Mr. Wolfendale has worked with a number of non-profits in contributing and creating curriculum to improve the quality of life in third-world countries since 2001, and notably created a successful program in Odessa, India that has been modeled in other areas of the world. In his backyard, he has worked with local Goodwill Industries to provide curriculum and training to underserved individuals who have obtained employment as a result of educational training. He was the Congressional appointment to the Governor's purple ribbon task force in 2013, and has worked to educate caregivers in all aspects of Alzheimer's training.

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