Family Caregiver Preparedness: Hiring In-Home Help

Aimee

Family Caregiver Preparedness: Hiring In-Home Help

Aimee
For five days beginning May 1, we’re sharing our thoughts about being prepared for a caregiving experience, for what happens during a caregiving experience and then the aftermath of a caregiving experience. I’m collecting data and stories on the topic of Family Caregiver Preparedness, or the lack thereof, and how it affects you, your caree, your caregiving experience, and your life overall.

Today, on our second day, I'd love to hear your thoughts about experiences with hiring in-home help. Please feel free to share the good, the bad, and the ugly. How much do you know about recognizing and accepting the need for help? What do you need to know about realistically assessing the home care needs? What conversations do you need to have on topics such as: household care, financial care, personal care, health care, and emotional care? What do you know about questions to ask prospective private duty and staffing agencies, home health care agencies, and hospice care agencies?  

Please share your thoughts in our comments section below.

Thank you for sharing your experience! This helps tremendously as I continue to gather stories and data on this topic. I hope writing about it will be helpful for you as well.

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