How to Find an In-Home Caregiver
Seniors and adults dealing with illness or disability may benefit from in-home care. This can include post-acute rehabilitation that takes place after a stay in a hospital or facility, individualized services such as occupational or speech therapy, managing medications, and assistance with daily tasks.
Many patients have a relative who provides at least part of their care. Home care professionals can help take some of the responsibility off these family members, while giving the patient an increased sense of confidence and comfort. Employing an outside care professional offers the best of both worlds: The patient can enjoy spending quality time with their relatives, while the in-home caregiver takes care of the patient’s medical and physical needs.
Know Your Needs
Before you get started with the process of finding an in-home caregiver, you’ll need to figure out what type of care your loved one requires. Every patient and situation is different.
Find Someone You Trust
Once you’ve figured out what type of home health care is needed, you’ll need to locate a skilled professional. Don’t be afraid to ask questions of any caregiver or organization you contact. What kinds of care do they offer? How long/often are appointments? What credential and experience do they have?
For the best standard of care, consult a professional organization such as Santé Home Health and Rehabilitation. Santé’s in-home care program provides caring and compassionate nurses, therapists, social workers and/or Home health aides – whatever is needed to make your loved one comfortable and safe in their own house. Call 480-264-4568 or CLICK HERE for information on home health care options for you or a loved one.