Are you thinking of hiring home care services for your loved ones? In some cases, your parent, grandparent or elderly loved one may not want to be placed into nursing homes or assisted living facility. If this is the case, your choice for long-term care is relatively simple, find in-home care! However, in other cases, the decision about senior care may be less straightforward. If they don’t specify their preference, how would you know where to turn?
Studies reveal that most senior citizens would rather stay in their own homes if possible. In fact, NBC News reports: “Aging in place is the overwhelming preference of Americans over 50. But doing it successfully requires both good fortune and support services.”
The good news is that there are excellent choices for in-home care:
- Work with an agency. You are far better off going through an agency than trying to find an independent contractor. Agencies such as SYNERGY Home Health Care in Upland do the legwork for you – interviewing, screening, and training applicants, as well as balancing schedules, strengths and personality traits of caregivers with patients. What’s more, agencies handle paperwork including payroll, taxes and legal matters.
- Arrange Back-up care: If you work with an agency, you won’t have to worry about “no-shows,” which occur when caregivers encounter life’s emergencies. For example, if your independent caregiver gets sick, you must find someone to cover the day’s care. However, if you work with an agency like SYNERGY HomeCare, we will manage the absence or you…making sure that an appropriate substitute is found.
- You get what you pay for: While you may be able to find someone without formal training to take care of your loved one, they will not have been vetted, let alone trained to handle the unexpected. Senior health can change on a dime. It is imperative that caregivers understand various illnesses and physical limitations, so they will be prepared to make audible changes to the care plan. Working with SYNERGY HomeCare Inland Empire, you will be able to relax while you are at work or enjoying much-needed down time, assured that your loved one is being taken care of by a trained professional who can quickly adapt to meet daily challenges.
Flexibility is key: Whether your care needs are full or part-time, the right home health care agency will be willing to adapt to your needs. In fact, at SYNERGY HomeCare, we offer everything from comprehensive care to phone call checks. This is crucial, since your loved one’s care needs are likely to ebb and flow with their health.
SYNERGY HomeCare of Upland has been awarded the prestigious Provider of Choice award by Home Care Pulse, an independent evaluator of home care agencies everywhere.
Invite us to your home for a FREE in-home consultation. Call 909-920-0333 or email LarryHogan@SYNERGYHomeCare.com for families living in Glendora, Covina, Walnut, West Covina, San Dimas, LaVerne, Pomona, Claremont, Ontario, Montclair, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga or Fontana, California. Why SYNERGY HomeCare of Inland Empire? Because we C.A.R.E.!