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Top 5 Misconceptions About Home Care

Your 1+1 Team
October 11, 2021

Debunking five misconceptions about home care

When looking for a caregiver for your loved one, we don’t always know who to turn to or who to trust for the proper, suitable care they need. The misconceptions surrounding homecare cannot make figuring it out any easier. Before you let misguided judgment get in the way of your decision-making, you should gain the correct knowledge of what home care is and how it can support your loved one. 1+1 Cares is here to debunk the five biggest myths about home care so you can make the right decisions for your loved one.

1. Home care is only necessary if your loved one is ill or had a bad accident

Homecare is there for anyone who needs help. Your loved one’s eyesight and other motor skills may not be as strong as they used to be, however, they could refuse the idea of using home care since they believe the changes they’re experiencing are not significant enough to “lose their independence.” However, a caregiver can not only increase their independence by preventing a bad accident but also enhance their safety and quality of life by getting the additional help they need. When a senior’s cognitive skills are declining, a home care aide can be there to make sure they are conscious of taking their medications, turning off the stove, locking their door, etc.

Take a look at this article on different ways to introduce in-home care services for seniors to your loved ones.

2. Home care is more expensive than moving your loved one into a facility

Home care offers much more flexibility in comparison to those associated with a nursing facility. Costs come with any type of service however, home care services costs are measured lower than facility care due to the adaptability and convenience of staying in your own home. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, a nursing home averages $8,121 per month in comparison to a cost of $4,099 per month for a home health aide.

3. Home care cannot provide the same level of care that a facility can

Home care services can provide more specialized, personal, and involved care than a nursing home can offer. An in-home care aide is only responsible for one person at a time which means they have a better chance to focus, interact, and pay attention to the individual who needs it. You and your loved one also receive more control in creating their schedule and diet plan since they create an individualized plan with their caregiver. Individualized, personal care allows your loved one to be the priority.

4. Your loved one does not get a say in who their caregiver is

1+1 Cares qualifies and vets caregivers based on your loved one’s personal needs. We find and match qualified caregivers to your loved one’s requirements and schedule, as well as do rigorous reference reviews and follow-ups to make sure they are satisfied with the 1+1 Cares experience. As a family-first agency, we work hard to provide great customer experiences, giving you peace of mind.

5. Caregivers will replace family and friends

While caregivers and clients develop close relationships, it is never at the expense of the client’s family and friends. When a caregiver is brought into the picture, it allows family and friends to just be that, family and friends. A home care aide can be the balance your loved one needs with their relationships by releasing stress and giving you and others a periodic break from taking care of them.

The assumptions you may have made about homecare could have been due to misguided information. Now that you are aware of what myths to watch out for, you are more informed in making the right choices for your loved one and their necessary care.

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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