In-Home Care is when you may need some assistance with activities of daily living (ADL’s) while staying in your home. In-Home Care is usually utilized in the beginning phase as the loved one may not need as much help. As time goes by and the loved one needs more help then in-home care may become too costly. One of the key factors in determining if in-home care is right for your loved one is socialization. If your loved one is not able to be physically or cognitively active with people of their same generation then in-home care over the long run may be detrimental to their overall longevity. In-Home Care is sometimes utilized to enact a long-term care policy as well. Many long-term care policies have an elimination period (60, 90, 100 days typically). It is sometimes less expensive to start the elimination period while opting for in-home care as the loved one will have to pay out of pocket until the elimination period is completed.
Activities of Daily Living
Get the support you need while having an aide at your side
Spend time with friends while having an aide at your side
Spend precious time with the grandchildren while having an aide at your side
Frequently Asked Questions...
It is always better to be proactive rather than reactive. There are so many more types of options available to the family the earlier they start the process with us. Some families have a timeline in mind, but in senior living there are other factors that don’t allow the family to control the timeline. The loved one might be falling more often, their cognitive impairment is getting worse, or possibly a health condition has become more urgent.
The first step is for the person inquiring for the loved one to reach out to us. This will allow us to have a conversation in order to determine the next steps. They range from some families where we need to act right away to just checking in with them 6 months down the road.
Actually 90% of our families find themselves asking this question. The world for their loved one is getting smaller by the day and they are just trying to hold on to what they know as well as “the fear of the unknown”. This is where our process allows us to determine the best fit community for your loved one. When we check in with our families most acclimate within the normal timeframe and are flourishing in their new environment.
This is when their subjective age is not lining up with their functional age. Most people only think of chronological age, but sometimes we have seen 100 year olds in better cognitive and physical shape than an 80 year old. It is more important to look at the functional age of the loved one. In the long run, the outcome most likely will be better for that loved one.
This happens more often than you think. Usually the family member that does not help as much and/or is out of state typically doesn’t see the need for their aging loved one to move. Unfortunately, the family member that is handling most of the daily tasks with their loved one is stretched thin and is burning out. It is important to know that sometimes you can’t make every family member happy, but if the burden is falling mainly on you then you need to make the decision. Most of the time those family members will say that they didn’t realize that it was that bad.
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Contact us today so we can start developing your plan! It is always better to be proactive! A simple 30 minute conversation can help avoid a stressful situation down the road.
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