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Remain At Home

by: John Aker | February 20th, 2013
Remain in Your Home – With Just  A Little Help

It is common for those needing assistance with care to feel uncomfortable or even reject the idea of accepting the help of an in-home caregiver.  Sadly, they are concerned that the presence of an outsider might suggest the family can’t or won’t take care of a loved one’s needs.  And few, if any, of us want to admit we are vulnerable or need assistance.

But in home care is often a great solution to several challenges faced by today’s busy families — and nearly every family realizes great benefits from remaining at home whenever possible. Remaining at home is often possible, even with multiple chronic conditions, with the proper assistance with the activities of daily living.

Welcoming someone into your home is not easy, but caregivers strive to honor you and treat you with dignity and respect at all times.  They assist you with some of the more challenging aspects of your day such as linen changes, laundry, meal preparation, light housekeeping and so on and can include personal care and medication reminders or management as well.  In addition to accomplishing these tasks, they strive to build rapport and engage you in your favorite activities such as listening to music, playing a game, taking a short walk, or taking you to meet a friend for lunch.

If you or a loved one may need a little help to remain at home, please take a moment to read this article for a few tips on overcoming objections to an in home caregiver.  Then contact us so we can select a compatible caregiver to assist you in remaining independent in your own home!


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