5 Common Misconceptions about Health Homecare.
When thinking about taking care of your loved one, family members usually gets worried about do’s and don’ts of the entire process. While bringing up the idea of health homecare, we have heard many of the ideas. While the vast majority of those ideas aren’t inaccurate or completely outlandish, there are some common misconceptions about home health services we would like to dispel.
Read on for some common myths about home health care!
Home Health Care is only for the Very Ill
While many of our clients can be considered very ill, in truth, many of them aren’t. We see a great number of clients who are independent for the most part, and capable of doing their own tasks. But someone doesn’t need to be severely ill to admit to healthcare. Most of the families struggle to give the perfect care to their sick member of the family. That’s where home health care plays a major role.
It’s Too Expensive!
Different factors play a role in how much one will pay for their in-home services. This will depend on the number of visits every week or month, the amount of time needed, and other factors. However, when compared to the cost of living in an assisted living health care or nursing home, having in-home care can be significantly less expensive. To learn more about the costs associated with this type of care, contact us to discuss your specific needs.
It’s only for the Elderly
While the majority of people who seek home health care are in their difficult time or old age, people of all ages can benefit. For example, after a major surgery, a person might need help getting around or with medications for a short period of time. Even newborns who need specialized care can benefit! Additionally, many home health agencies offer physical, speech, and occupational therapy services, which can be done in the home rather than leaving for an appointment.
Family is enough
Caregiving is mentally and physically demanding, and most people don’t have the training or capacity to handle providing that level of care. Additionally, there are certain medical protocols that ensure a maximum level of safety that they haven’t been trained for, which can create safety issues for both you and your loved one. Many family members could also still be working or raising a family, which could put a burden on their time and resources. Using a home health care agency ensures that you have an aide who is highly trained to handle all of these scenarios.
No Choice over Providers
You want to make sure the people you surround yourself with are a good personality fit. If you’re going to spend quite a bit of time with them, you want to enjoy that time to some extent, which is natural. When you sign up with a home health agency, you will have control over who comes to your home. If you find that you don’t have a good fit, we can find somebody else who will fit.