Not all elderly people who need assistance have to live in nursing homes. Another option that might suit your loved one’s needs better is home health care. There are a few different types of home health care that your family could choose from for an elderly loved one who needs some help with day-to-day tasks. In this section of our website, we discuss these home health care options to help you make the right decision for your family.
Choosing a Home Health Aide
Start off by determining if a home health aide is the right fit for your elderly loved one’s situation. Is a home health aide needed, or will a personal aide do? On the other hand, consider if your loved one needs more intensive care. If this is the case, a nursing home or a similar care facility might be a better option for your family’s situation.
If you have determined that you want to hire a home health aide, check out our page about 10 tips for choosing the right home health aide. This page provides some factors to consider before deciding on a home health aide, including their qualifications, your loved one’s needs, personality and chemistry between the aide and your loved one, and more. Review these tips before making a decision about a home health aide.
We have additional tips for choosing a home health aide, which will also give some tips and information about the interview process, judging the home health aide’s past experience, and more. This is a great resource as you search for home health care.
Finally, read our page about sharing care with a home health aide. If your loved one lives with you or another family member, your family might still help in caring for your loved one. Understanding what tasks your family should help with and what is the health aide’s responsibility will help this process run smoothly. You don’t want a home health aide pawning tasks off on your or other family members and neglecting their responsibilities. On the other hand, there are some things that your family might help with, especially if the home health aide you hire does not provide round-the-clock care. Together, you can find the right balance to make sure that your loved one is properly cared for.
Many people choose home health care if it is possible for their loved one’s situation. This is because most people feel comfortable at home and receiving care at home does not interrupt their lifestyle. If your family is considering home health care, make sure to read the pages in this section for more information. If you still have questions, we are happy to help. Contact our office and you can speak with one of our attorneys.