The morning started off well for Selma, but by the time that evening hold rolled around, she was frazzled and completely unable to think straight. Her mother had suffered from a hard fall at home and, being 81 years old, needed to spend the night in the hospital due to the injuries. The doctor told Selma that it was time to think seriously about home care services as a way to support her mother, but she only had limited knowledge about it; she didn’t know what she was going to be able to do.
Some of the myths or misunderstandings about this level of care for seniors that Selma was focusing on included the fact that she thought it was too expensive, she didn’t believe that they would offer the level of care that her mother needed, and that since her mother was only going to need some form of basic care, it wasn’t ideal, and finally if Selma was going to care for her mother, she wouldn’t be able to get support.
Myth 1: Home health care services are too expensive. This is one of the most common myths surrounding this type of care. The entire notion that a person coming to an elderly loved one’s home and being a support system for them sounds like it would be expensive.
Many people incorrectly assume that it would more expensive than assisted living, but in reality, even a person who required a lot of care at home would find that it’s more affordable than assisted living and a lot less than nursing home care.
When you buy into this myth, and your elderly loved one or family don’t have a lot of money, you might never find out the truth, that home health care services are far more affordable than you might have thought previously.
Myth 2: Your loved one requires a different level of care. Maybe you thought that home care services was only for people who had medical needs. You might not have realized that it’s available for men and women who might require some basic care at home.
Even if your loved one requires a couple of hours of care per week, this level of care is ideal.
Myth 3: When you care for your loved one yourself, you’re on your own. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, even if you take on the role of caregiver for your loved one, that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t be able to call on the assistance of home care services.
Contact a home care agency within your area now to find out all of the other myths that you might have thought were truths about home care services and you’ll realize that they can offer so much for you and your elderly loved one.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care services in Redding, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, CT at (203) 731-2560.