Many seniors have the desire to stay in the comfort and security their own homes. The questions that weigh heavily on the majority of the elderly and their family are:
“Is in-home elder care something I can even afford?” and
“How do I find an in-home support provider that is affordable?”
It’s always good to begin with making informed choices, we provided several tips that may assist you in making the choices and decisions needed to pursue and obtain reliable services from a reputable Home Care Agency and Elder Care services provider.
1. Address your needs
Put together goals that prioritize where you need the greatest assistance. Attaining affordable in-home senior care for a few hours/week can help enhance your independence and overall health and wellness allowing you to continue to live the lifestyle of which you have been accustomed to.
2. Research services
Get an understanding of the variety of in home support services that are available to determine what fits your needs. Investigate and research companies in your area that provide in home care and support to the elderly. Services can range from transportation, meal preparation, companion to laundry services.
3. Understand the options
Request and schedule a meeting where you can review, discuss and get an understanding of the array of in home senior care options. You can furthermore set up a consultation with a representative from the agency or case manager for a more in-depth evaluation with recommendations and a service plan designed to meet the seniors’ individual current and future needs.
4. Plan ahead
Strategize ahead of time when possible and find out from your insurance provider if in-home senior care is covered and what the expected costs would be.