Senior Care Provider Infographic
Senior Care Agency Guide
Senior care agencies are becoming increasingly popular. As senior communities and health care in general become more expensive, families are looking into other options to help their relatives. People like hiring in-home caretakers because it is a flexible, as-needed schedule and may include non-medical assistance. For instance, Seniors Helping Seniors is a franchise that focused on the non-medical aspects of care.
If your elder parent is lonely or has poor eye site and needs some transportation help, a non-medical care provider is much less expensive than hiring a nurse. Often times, working with a senior care agency is the best option for your family when you live too far away from an aging parent.
After you have made a decision to hire a senior care provider through an agency, make sure you have ongoing communication with both employees, the agency, and the rest of your family.
Working with Your Senior Care Provider & Agency
- Provide Too Much Information: like daily schedule, bedtime, favorite foods, suffering from frequent headaches, enjoys playing card games, hates Chinese food, loves smoothies
- Hold a Family Meeting: Keep the entire family in the loop, and allow them all to be a point of contact for the caregiver.
- Check in with Your Loved One: Call frequently to make sure they are happy. They may be shy to complain without being asked! Agencies make it easy to switch providers.
- Check in with Your Caretaker: Take initiative. Schedule calls to make sure things are going smoothly.
- Stay Flexible: Remember that a senior’s needs will change as they age. Eventually, they may request additional hours and services.
Pat yourself on the back – you can relax knowing you are taking all the right steps.