What’s Holding Back Senior Care [Senior Caregiving Services]

Your 1+1 Team
March 11, 2022

According to Vox, senior care is exhausting and expensive for millions of Americans. While senior caregiving services can be a beneficial option for elderly adults who want to age in place, there have been criticisms on certain aspects of the system. Senior care can be an overwhelming process for those who are assisting their loved ones. You have to consider all the costs as well as dedicate time to meet their needs. The following are types of issues holding back senior care that 1+1 Cares can assist with.

Costs of Senior Caregiving Services

People avoid getting health care because of its high costs and the same goes for receiving senior care. While you may feel like you can’t care for your loved one on your own, it can look like the most affordable option.

Genworth states the 2021 annual median costs for in-home care were up to $61,776. The more expensive options for senior care such as a nursing home facility was $108,405. If you’re also a parent, you probably don’t want to be paying for something that equals out to your child’s college tuition.

While the costs for senior care can fluctuate and can be uncontrollable, there are ways to make it more affordable for you. You can receive coverage for in-home care from your insurance, as well as from government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. 1+1 Cares can assist you in navigating these options.

Caregiver burnout

Families doing caregiving on their own rather than through a service can cause strain and burnout. Many family members have to stop working so they can stay at home and assist their loved ones. Whether avoiding caregiving services is due to cost or guilt, it can be overwhelming and stressful to do it on your own.

Family caregivers having to balance or lose their responsibilities to taking care of their loved one can cause resentment. This can lead to hurting your relationships and damaging your well-being, as well as your aging, loved one’s. Caregiving burnout is common amongst family members who do the care themselves.

Seeking help from another source can help you avoid caregiver burnout. Caregiving matching services like 1+1 Cares assist you in the process and help you find the right caregiver to take the load off your shoulders.

The overwhelming amount of costs and time put into senior care can hold you back from looking at it as an option. However, with the right assistance and planning for care, it can be the most beneficial choice for your loved one who wants to stay at home. Domestic referral agencies are the most affordable way to help families care for their loved ones. Picking an agency such as 1+1 Cares can help you navigate your situation and pick a caregiver to meet your loved one’s needs.

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.

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