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Your Questions About Home Care Answered

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on

Choosing a long-term care option for your senior loved one isn’t an easy decision to make, and you undoubtedly have some questions to ask. To help make the process a little easier, the senior care experts at Home Care Assistance of Palm Desert have answered a few of the most common questions about in-home care.

What is home care?
Home care refers to non-medical care provided in a senior’s home. Home care includes personal care services as well as companionship and some homemaking services like cooking, laundry, and light housekeeping.

What can a professional caregiver do?
A professional caregiver can help seniors with a variety of tasks, including bathing, toileting, grooming, dressing, and eating. Caregivers can also assist with grocery shopping, meal preparation and planning, errands, transportation, medication reminders, laundry, exercise assistance, and mobility support. Additionally, professional caregivers offer emotional support and consistent companionship.

Is home care right for my senior loved?
Home care is ideal for seniors who want to live independently but need assistance with daily activities, require safety monitoring, or would benefit from regular companionship, but do not require constant medical attention. Family caregivers who are having difficulty managing their loved one’s complex care needs or who are struggling to balance the responsibilities of caring for a loved one can also benefit from home care.

What hours are caregivers available?
Professional in-home caregivers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Clients choose the level of care as well as a care schedule that works for them. You can hire a caregiver for as little as a few hours each week or opt for live-in care if your loved one has an advanced condition.

What if the caregiver isn’t the right fit?
When you work with a premier home care agency like Home Care Assistance, your loved one will be matched with a caregiver whose personality and temperament is similar. If for any reason a client is unhappy with a caregiver, a different caregiver is readily available.

To learn more about home care services near you, reach out to Home Care Assistance, the trusted provider of hourly and live-in care in the Palm Desert. We also offer care for seniors after a stroke or hospital stay, as well as specialized care for seniors with advanced conditions like dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. Contact us day or night at (760) 345-0001. A friendly and experienced Care Manager is available 24/7 to take your call, answer your questions, and schedule a complimentary no-obligation consultation.