When Is It Time for In-Home Senior Care? September 25, 2017

Grayson, Carter

female nurse talking to a senior couple

Life’s crossroads present us with many confusing options, from buying a new house to switching jobs. Perhaps most confusing is knowing when it’s time to consider in-home senior care for your elderly loved ones. If your parent is passionate about maintaining independence and staying in their home and community, it may be the right choice.

young female with senior woman

Instead of moving into an assisted living facility or nursing home, your loved one can enjoy an independent lifestyle at home with the help of a compassionate caregiver. Whether they need someone to provide companionship, assist with daily tasks, or accomplish household chores, a professional can offer the proper support. In many cases, hiring specialists is a more cost-effective option than moving into a full-service facility.

There are many signs it’s time to think about in-home senior care. One of the most obvious is that you need help caring for a senior in your life. Professionals provide great relief to families struggling with the challenges of senior care. Other signs your parent needs assistance are issues with hygiene, difficulty keeping up with chores, or the inability to shop independently.

Once you decide this service is right for your family, start researching caregivers. Check with friends for personal referrals, and make sure to thoroughly vet your options by reading online reviews and checking for negative reports from the Better Business Bureau®. Set up a consultation and meeting with a trusted provider. During this appointment, you can better determine specific needs and discuss scheduling. 

Life’s big decisions can be confusing, but the choice to provide your loved one with in-home senior care doesn’t have to be. The compassionate and professional caregivers at Agape Home Helpers in Grayson, Kentucky, offer personalized support to people with disabilities and the elderly. Call them at 606-475-1110 or visit their website to learn more about their services.

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