What To Do When Living at Home Alone Is No Longer An Option for An Aging Parent

When a person is no longer capable of caring for aging parent at home, family members will need to consider home care services, moving to an assisted living facility, care home or long term care nursing home. Which is the best solution is a personal preference. Most seniors who may be deemed safe can still live at home with personal home care. This is where a home health aide and/or companion is hired to frequent the home and assist with activities of daily living.

Caregivers and aging parent

Non-Medical Home care allow the aging parent to put off placement for a time by giving peace of mind that a caregiver is coming to the home daily. Most home care organizations will only work with a minimum hour requirement of 4 hours per visit and hourly rates range anywhere from $15 to $22 an hour. Long term care insurance and VA Aid and Attendance are other options that can assist a family with personal private duty home care services. It is best to interview two or three different caregivers either by phone or in person to meet the needs of your loved one. Taking the time to write a detailed “wish list” of responsibilities will also help communicate to the agency personal preferences and help all involved obtain quality care.

SilverCensus is an unbiased senior living and health services resource where consumers are educated on options, facilities & rights. Our services are completely free for seniors and their caregivers as well as Hospital Case Managers & Social Workers who are committed to proper discharge. Clients include assisted living residences, rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing homes, home health care agencies, HUD senior housing & independent living communities. We also provide VA Aid & Attendance assistance for qualified Veterans and their spouses. Our Care Managers are available at 888-776-1311 or through the web at: http://www.SilverCensus.com.

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