Friday, February 10, 2017

Tips for Choosing In-Home Caregivers for Your Elderly Loved One: Part 3


Choosing from the many in-home caregivers is a complex process, but turning to outside sources for help makes it a lot easier. No matter where you're located, there are many resources for researching the various in-home senior care options available to you and your family. Knowing where to turn to for references or background information is simply a matter of researching regional and local advocates for the elderly.
A great resource would include advocacy groups.  Many people are already aware of national groups like the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), but there are more locally focused advocacy groups for senior care giving in all parts of the country. These local chapters and independent organizations focus on collecting information about 24/7 elderly care and other services in the area so they can make informed recommendations to families who need help.
Start your search by contacting the nearest senior center or other senior care organizations that are a non-profit or state-funded group.  Even when these groups don't have the information you need, they can put you in touch with advocates who have the ratings and research necessary to help you choose the best in-home senior care provider.
And if needed, note that there are special advocacy groups who focused on a mental disorders or illnesses that affect your loved one's care needs. These groups often work hard to certify and train in-home senior care givers as well, so would be able to make recommendations to those needing special services.
Home Care Advantage has well trained and compassionate in-home senior care givers ready to help with your elderly loved one in any capacity needed, include respite care. We serve clients in Sonoma County, from Petaluma to Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Healdsburg and the many towns between. Call us today at (707) 205-4343 to schedule a in-home assessment or contact us via Facebook for more information on how we can bring you and your senior family member peace of mind to ensure you are well taken care of 24/7.