Getting the right amount of help.
Who can predict if someone is going to get ill or need extra support? Whether your parent lives with you, alone or in some other arrangement, there’s a good chance that at some point they may need a paid caregiver—whether it’s two hours a day, 10 hours a week, 24/7 or even just occasionally.
Meeting evolving needs.
Caregiving is challenging because the kind of help your parent needs today may be different six months from now. That, in turn, may change again. And so may the way you find that care. Finding a caregiver who has great compatibility with Mom and Dad compounds the challenge. The best outcome occurs when the professional caregiver feels like part of the family.
What’s important is that you know your options and the questions to ask caregivers and/or employment agencies so that you get the right fit.
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