What will happen when Mom or Dad can no longer take care of themselves?
The inevitable is going to happen. One day, you will come face-to-face with the decision to take care of your parents. The question is not “if” you will take care of them; it will be “how.” Depending on your life’s circumstances and their health condition, you will have a variety of options to consider: convalescent home, assisted living facilities, or in-home care provided by you or a family member. But have you ever considered the alternative?
In-home health care has been a growing, popular trend among families and seniors largely because of two reasons: (1) the elderly enjoy the comfort of receiving care in their own home and (2) professional, certified caregivers help the rest of the family with errands, chores, meal preparations, incontinence care, transportation to appointments and social excursions, and companionship.
Word of caution: If you ever consider hiring a caregiver, it’s of paramount importance to check the background of the caregiver BEFORE you allow him or her into your home. Seniors are vulnerable to financial predators and abuse. Do not hire a caregiver unless they have passed the criminal background check and other pre-screening procedures. If you go with an agency like A-1 Home Care, make sure they’re licensed, bonded and insured!
Call A-1 Home Care today (877) 929-8499 or visit our page a-1homecare.com to view our services, ranging from Alzheimer’s Care to Parkinson’s, Arthritis, and Cancer Care. We serve Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Culver City, Hollywood, and other cities throughout Los Angeles County.