Selecting a Personal Care Aide for Elderly Parents

There are five steps to selecting a personal care aide for your aging loved ones. According to this recent article in the U.S News, “aging in place” is one of the most talked about concepts in senior living today. It refers to older Americans being able to live where they want for as long as they want, rather than feeling resigned to moving into a retirement community or a nursing home.

The thing is, there comes a time when living in their own home may pose physical or emotional health risks for the elderly. When that time comes, in-home care may offer a solution that keeps both aging parents and their adult children happy.

Our CEO Marc Spector was quoted in this article explaining one of the very crucial steps to selecting a personal care aide for you elderly family members. That step is calculating cost. As per the article, those high costs are one reason Marc Spector, president and CEO of the Florida nurse registry Best Care, recommends everyone purchase long-term care insurance. “[Adult] children should be getting these policies for themselves now,” he says.

The other four steps to consider when choosing personal care aides for your loved ones are determining the level of care that is needed, deciding whether to use an agency or an individual, researching available options and making needed adjustments once care starts.

By following these five steps, you can find the right personal care aide or other in-home provider to help care for your parents or other older relatives. Contact us to learn more.

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