In-Home Care: Fact VS Fiction
There are plenty of common misconceptions about home care that simply do not hold weight. Do not allow these myths to deter you from looking at in-home care as an option. Please contact our office if you have any further questions or concerns.
In-home care is for the very sick and elderly.
It’s common to believe that in home care services are only for really sick and elderly people. At Millennia Healthcare we provide services for anyone of any age who needs help with daily tasks. If your loved ones are having trouble with daily tasks but are otherwise in good health, home care services can help. You can learn more about when to think about receiving in-home care here.
Caregivers don’t care about clients.
Some people may worry that their caregivers won’t care about them. They worry the caregivers are only there to earn a paycheck. If your loved ones are worried about this, reassure them that caregivers care about their clients. People become caregivers because they want to help people and they like working with seniors. People who don’t have those interests will work in other industries.
Caregivers only work with one client at a time, so your loved ones can form real relationships with their caregivers. This bond helps caregivers feel good about what they’re doing, and it helps clients feel good, too.
I have no say in which caregiver visits.
In-home care clients can be misled into thinking that the first assigned caregiver is the “only option.” In reality, some in-home care agencies understand that a lot of the benefits that derive from in-home care involve the therapeutic compatibility between the individual and the professional caregiver. If the first in-home care professional assigned does not offer the ideal experience, primary caregivers can simply ask to have them replaced. In these situations, it is always best to highlight that the problem was not one of competency, but only personal incompatibility.