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Three Things to Know when Hiring a Home Health Aide

This article from USA Today helps sort out the type of In-home Care service that you or your loved one may need. Depending on their condition, there are many different forms of In-Home Care. Many, including people with early stages of Alzheimer's or Dementia, just need a companion caregiver while others need the assistance of a Certified Nurses Aide. Some need a few hours a week and others need 24 hours a day seven days a week help. Our company can provide any of these needs, but often identifying where you are is difficult.

In 2012, some 58,500 paid, regulated long-term care companies served about 8 million people in the U.S., some 4.7 million of whom received that care in their home. And more often than not, experts say those receiving that care be it one, two or all of the basic activities of daily living didn't know the first thing about hiring a home health care provider...

First, knowing whether you need home health care is a good start. Licensed home health aides provide hands-on personal care, but not medical care, in the home activities such as bathing and dressing. If all you need is help with cooking and running errands, you might be better off hiring homemaker services, also referred to as personal care assistants or companions...

it's best to hire an agency with professional staff managing the in-home care workers, be they nurses, social workers and/or family therapists. "So, ask about the background of the owners and who is supervising the care providers," she says.

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