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7 Things About Aging Care Assistance You May Not Have Known

Your 1+1 Team
February 25, 2022

Before planning care for your loved one, ask yourself what did you know about aging adult care? Some have led to believe adult care only entails those who are ill and need care 24/7 or seniors living in a nursing home. You would be surprised about the amount of information on senior care people have been unaware of before using it. Knowing the ins and outs of aging adult care will help you determine the best care option for your loved one.

1. You Can Get Financial Aging Care Assistance

You may have steered away from senior care because you don’t know how to cover the costs—paying out of pocket and having insurance coverage are not the only financial options. If you need financial assistance and can’t get insurance coverage, government programs such as Medicaid and Medicare can help cover the costs if you fit eligibility requirements.

2. Aging Adult Care Is Not Only For The Ill and Disabled

Some seniors have been led to believe receiving care is not an option because they don’t have a life-impairing illness. However, caretaking assistance can be an option for seniors whether they are ill or not. If your aging loved one no longer moves the way they used to and needs some assistance around the house, hiring a caregiver can help solve their problems!

3. You Can Schedule Your Caregiver For Any Time Frame

Whether you want a part-time or full-time caregiver, you can hire them for a specific time frame that fits your loved one’s needs. When picking a caregiver, you can discuss and plan a schedule that works for both of them.

4. You Can Switch Caregivers Anytime

You may think that once you pick a caregiver, they’re stuck with them. However, it is okay if things don’t work out and you need to find another caregiver. Let your loved one know to be open if they would feel comfortable switching to a different caregiver.

5. Aging Care Assistance Can Help Your Loved One Maintain Their Independence

Your aging family member may have the assumption that they will lose their freedom if they have a caregiver but having the necessary assistance allows them to maintain their independence. Instead of struggling to maintain their day-to-day activities and having to move into a senior home, they have a caregiver to help them continue to follow their routine and enjoy their quality of life for as long as possible.

6. Caregivers Offer More Than Just Assistance To Your Loved One

Loneliness is a prevalent problem among seniors who live alone. A caregiver can offer the companionship your loved one needs to maintain their mood levels and enjoy aging. Many people form close relationships with their caregivers because of how often they see them.

7. In-home Care Can Be A Cheaper Option Than Assisted Living

Assisted living can be more expensive than in-home care due to housing, meal, and care costs being included in the monthly fee. According to Paying For Senior Care, home-based care rates are about 42% lower than nursing home rates.

Aging adult care involves a lot more than just medical assistance for ill seniors. If you believe your loved one will benefit from in-home assistance, reach out to 1+1 cares.

1+1 Cares is a referral agency that works for clients and caregivers. We match caregivers with clients and inform them of your requirements. We work for you so you and your loved one can have a safe, enjoyable caregiving experience.

1+1 Cares by serving as a family’s caregiving concierge.  1+1 Cares is a unique platform that synergizes premium service, qualified caregivers, and affordable rates.  By empowering families to make the right decisions, 1+1 Cares makes in-home care affordable and accessible.  1+1 Cares about you.

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