4 Common Myths About Senior Home Care

Home care for seniors is surrounded by some common myths and misconceptions. Let’s take a moment to dispel them. Do you believe any of these misconceptions about senior home care?

The 4 Most Common Misconceptions About Home Care

Here’s the truth behind these four misconceptions about home care for seniors.

Home care is only necessary after an accident or injury

Many people tend to think of home care as only being necessary after a senior suffers an accident or injury, but many seniors need home care for other reasons. You may notice signs that your parent needs additional care to support them while they stay in their home. Seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s can also benefit from home care. And if you’ve been largely responsible for your parent’s care, home care can give you a much-needed break.

In short, home care is helpful in many different circumstances, and your parent doesn’t have to be injured in order to need the extra care.

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The quality of home care isn’t as high as the care a senior receives in a facility

Sometimes people think that when a senior is in a care facility, like an assisted living facility, they’ll receive a higher quality of care. It’s important to remember that in assisted living facilities or nursing homes, staff is responsible for working with many residents. Home care provides one-on-one care and attention, meaning that your loved one will receive attentive care geared just for them. Additionally, Cahoon Care caregivers sometimes supplement the care provided in assisted living facilities and hospitals, since we can provide more one-on-one care than the facility’s staff may be able to.

Home care has to be an all-day/every day activity

Sure, some seniors need extensive care, but that doesn’t mean that all seniors need that level of service. Cahoon Care offers varying caregiving services starting at as little as four hours a week. Care is also available on a full-time 24-hour basis. Chances are we can accommodate your loved one’s needs.

Home care is only for people who are sick

There are countless ways that seniors can benefit from home care. Companion care can be a great way to provide a senior with socialization, basic help around the house, and transportation to doctor appointments. Personal care can assist seniors with daily tasks such as getting dressed and meal preparation. Seniors don’t have to be sick to benefit from home care.

Answering Your Questions About Home Care

Do you still have questions about home care, and whether it’s right for your loved one? We would be happy to talk with you – please contact us.

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