4 Common Myths that Affect Home Care Services Decisions in Norwalk, CT


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4 Common Myths that Affect Home Care Services Decisions in Norwalk, CT

Home Care Services in Norwalk, CTThere are several misconceptions and myths about home care services that affect the decision of the elderly and family members. Unfortunately, misunderstanding the truth about home care services can lead families to make the wrong decision.

Once explained and having the proper understanding of the following four myths, you will be in a better position to make a valid decision.

Myth 1 – In-home health care services costs too much

So many people don’t even bother to look into home care services because they assume it costs too much. Therefore, what people fail to learn is that the cost for receiving this level of care is generally less than nursing homes or assisted living facilities. The average cost per hour for an in-home care provideri is about $18 to $20.

Your loved one may only need a few hours or days a week of care. Home care services can provide a wide range of assistance. Depending upon what your loved one needs help with, hiring home care service could actually save you money.

Myth 2 – Home care services are only for people who are very ill

While it is true that those suffering from serious illnesses and medical conditions benefit from this type of care, seniors who require basic assistance with day-to-day activities can benefit from this type of care as well. The function of an in-home care provider can be either medical or non-medical. For seniors who need non-medical assistance, this can include cooking, household chores, transportation, etc.

Myth 3 – You have no say in who the care provider is

Families often assume that they will have no control over who comes into their home and cares for their loved one. This couldn’t be further from the truth. When hiring from an agency, there is much information obtained about your loved one and their needs. Agencies do their best to match those needs with the right caregiver. If you still aren’t happy with who they selected, you can contact the agency and they will provide another caregiver.

Myth 4 – The quality of care is of a lesser standard

People feel that home care is of a lesser standard than that provided in a facility. However, most home care providers are trained and certified to deal with the health conditions or non-medical needs of your loved one. They actually get more attention and care being in a one-on-one environment.

Before being so quick to take the myths about home care services for truths, do some research. Contact an agency and speak with someone about any questions or concerns you may have. They are more than willing to help.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care services in Norwalk, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Stamford, CT at (203) 340-0652.

Caleena Namdev, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Stamford

Caleena Namdev is the President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. She is a graduate of University of Connecticut. Caleena has been working with seniors for a long time - whether it was her volunteer work with the IRS, or her role at the prestigious trust and estate law firm in Darien. Providing guidance to seniors and family members so they can get the help they need, is a passion for Caleena.

"Hi - I am Caleena Namdev, President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. Our entire staff at SYNERGY HomeCare wishes to extend you our warmest welcome. We know that searching for personalized, high quality care for your loved one is difficult. Your loved ones deserve the highest level of care and support. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we strive to exceed the high standards that you have set for their care. Please call my office at (203) 661-6969 and speak to a member of my CareTEAM™.

When you call us, you will be speaking with Stamford's most reliable, professionally managed, non-medical homecare agency - an agency, you can depend on for the care of your loved ones, whether you live around town, or thousands of miles away. You will also be speaking with an agency, where the owners are directly involved in ensuring that your loved ones get the highest level of care. We are SWCCA approved and are able to work directly with your long term insurance provider and worker's compensation insurance provider."

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