Is Home Care Right for My Aging Loved One?

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When is Home Care Right

Though many options are available for providing care to an aging loved one, it can be challenging to decide which avenue will be the best fit for your relative and your family. Understanding what kinds of assistance home care agencies, Anchorage Home Care Assistance, offer is important step in deciding whether it will work for your loved one.

Family Caregiver Assistance
Many family members like to be their loved one’s caregiver, but doing so can eventually become overwhelming. A professional caregiver can offer a period of respite for the family caregiver, or take over as the full-time caregiver.

One-on-One Care
Home care is the right alternative for your relative if you prioritize having one-on-one care. With home care your loved one will have both specialized care and will develop a genuine and lasting relationship with a caregiver.

Proximity to Loved Ones
Home care allows your loved one to stay at home, giving family and friends the ability to consistently see and visit with your relative. Maintaining family and social ties helps keep up your relative’s moral and ensures that your loved one will never feel alone.

Sustaining your relative’s independence is a top priority with home care. Your relative’s independence will be preserved through staying in a familiar environment, having control over visitors, and maintaining control over his or her daily routine.

Flexible Care and Cost Efficiency
Whether your loved one only requires assistance for a couple hours each week or around-the-clock care, home care offers the opportunity to create a schedule that works for your relative. This kind of adjustable care can also provide financial flexibility for families who cannot afford fulltime care for their loved one. By selecting part-time hourly care in Anchorage, AK, families can give their relatives the care they need without breaking the bank.

If you are interested in learning more about care options for your loved one, please contact one of our Care Managers from Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of 24-hour live-in care in Anchorage, at (907) 770-0907 for a free, in-home consultation.


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