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Is Home Care right for me?

Home care might not be right for your loved one if they have the following characteristics:

  • transportation problems
  • behaviors problems
  • terminal illnesses
  • multiple medical, psychiatric, and social problems
  • either not responding to therapy or responding inconsistently.

Limitations of Home care

*Caregivers may not be able address the needs of the older person.

*Caregiving is also very strenuous and may result in the caregiver getting "burnt out" and not able to give adequate care.

*Some medications are hard to give.

*Unsafe neighborhoods and household

*Finally, home care is not always the least expensive choice, and out-of-pocket costs may make ongoing home care unaffordable.

*Insurance coverage is more likely to cover care that is given in a nursing facility or other institutional setting.

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