Senior care is either something that you are getting or you aren’t getting. It’s as simple as that, right?
Actually, this is not true at all. There are many different types and levels of care. If you are a family member caring for a senior or a senior considering care, there are two very common issues faced by families:
- The need for some time to focus on things other than elderly care.
- How to see if professional senior care is right for their needs.
The good news is that there is a simple solution that can solve both of these concerns. One big advantage of in home care that is often overlooked is that, with in home care you can choose the number of hours that you want care. This is much more than just a convenience, this is a great way to see if professional care is right for you, to meet your family needs for time when they don’t need to provide care, and to see how you like a specific care provider with little risk.
Home care providers can offer complete or more limited care as needed.
Think about that. Getting support for a day or an afternoon each week can provide you with all of these benefits. In fact, many in home care providers offer services with no long-term contract required. If you are considering eldercare, then this is a great way to test things out and to see if in home care meets your needs and expectations.
Starting care with a small step can make a big difference. Many in home care providers will offer the amount of support that you would like, and this can be a big benefit for you. Starting out with a small amount of care can allow you to see if professional care provides what you need, to see if you like a specific caregiver in case you decide to expand the care you want, and allows your family to have time each week when they know senior care will be provided.
This is one example where a very small commitment of a few hours or a day a week on your part can lead to more time for your family and more confidence going froward.