When people have certain concerns about things, they have a tendency to either research to uncover the truth or forget about it altogether. When it comes to home care support services, even though it’s one of the best options, too many people have misconceptions about it. They have these concerns that have no foundation in truth or fact, but they allow those misconceptions to guide their choices moving forward.
Below are some of the most common concerns people have about home care services. When reading through this list, hopefully you will be able to realize that this is beneficial for somebody who needs help throughout the day, even if they only need a couple of hours of assistance one or two days a week to start.
Common Concern #1: What if I don’t find the right one?
The ‘one’ being a home care aide. One major concern people have is not hiring the right caregiver. What if this individual does not get along with their client? What if they have an arrogant or boastful attitude when the senior is more reserved, calm, and dealing with self-confidence issues?
Hiring through an agency provides the simple solution to that problem. If a particular home care aide is not ideal for a client, they can look at hiring a different individual from the same agency.
Common Concern #2: What if we don’t know how much availability is needed?
In other words, what if the senior client needs help for a couple of hours three days a week in the beginning, but suddenly seems to need more and more help throughout the day? With an agency, flexibility is one of the key benefits.
Other caregivers can step in and provide support to that aging client, not just for a couple of hours in the morning, but then in the evening, afternoon, and possibly during those overnight hours.
Common Concern #3: What if they’re not reliable?
Home care aides who work for agencies tend to be the most reliable. If there is an issue, such as an illness or emergency, there are plenty of other caregivers who can step in and support the client, for one day, a week, or a longer period of time, if needed.
Common Concern #4: What about safety?
More and more aides go through a rigorous interview process, background screening check, and training with agencies. This helps to improve safety for elderly and disabled clients.
When people have various concerns, they should express them and ask pointed questions of an agency they are looking to hire. They will likely find good answers and compelling reasons why this is the right choice for them or someone they care about.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care for seniors in Lauderhill, FL, please call the caring staff at Activa Home Health Care at (561) 819-4112. Serving Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach and surrounding communities.
“I am passionate about our community and the people we serve”, states Mr. Fedele. “We have an obligation to take care of our seniors and allow them the dignity to age safely and independently in their own homes”.
Jon is married and has three children. He enjoys waterskiing and spending time with his family and friends.
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