No one who's ever handed the care of a loved one to a stranger has been without doubts as to whether they've picked the right person. But we can give you a few tips to make the choice easier.
The first question you need to ask yourself if simple. What level of care does my loved one require? You may be able to arrive at the answer with the help of a home health/private duty agency.
If it's just a matter of getting you some assistance with daily chores, a housekeeper would work. If your loved one is still somewhat independent, but you don't want to leave them alone, a sitter would be the right choice. (Note: It should be a sitter with experience in dementia.) If your loved one needs assistance with simple personal tasks - it's time for a certified nurse aid. And once she's in the stage where she needs medical services, your logical choice would be a nurse.
A home care agency will do all the dirty work - background checks, hiring, training, payroll, benefits, and, if necessary, dismissal. There's a fee, of course. But it's money well-spent. And it will relieve you of the burden of trying to find help yourself.
Then there's the option of an adult day care center... which would free you during the daytime.
When making these decisions, go with your gut. If it doesn't feel right... don't do it!
You'll feel a tremendous responsibility - and burden - when making these decisions. But we can help.
At the Estate Planning & Asset Protection Law Center, we help people and their families learn how to protect their home, spouse, life-savings, and legacy for their loved ones. We provide clients with a unique educational and counseling approach so they understand where opportunities exist to eliminate problems now as they implement plans for a protected future.
We encourage you to attend one of our free educational workshops, call 800-964-4295 and register to learn more about what you can do to enhance the security of your spouse, home, life savings and legacy.
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Nursing home care is more than $140,000 per year! Attend this FREE educational seminar to learn:
- How to protect your home and assets from the costs of long-term care
- How to stay out of the nursing home and access in-home care
- How to make sure your spouse is not left financially ruined if you need nursing home care
- How to access Veterans benefits to pay for long-term care
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