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.