Many people are hesitant to hire a caregiver to take care of their elderly loved ones or for themselves because the biggest issue is the cost. Questions that arise when contemplating the hire of a caregiver are: How are we going to pay? How much will it cost? Caregivers are so expensive – we can’t afford it! If you’ve asked yourself this and have yet to hire a caregiver even though your loved one needs one, here are some reasons why caregivers are worth every dollar:
- A necessity, not a luxury
You can’t put a price tag on good quality professional care. If your loved one is aging, has health and mobility issues, and nobody is there to care for them, then a caregiver is needed to avoid any injuries. This is especially important if they can’t prepare their own meals properly, remember to take their prescription medications, use the bathroom, bathe themselves, change their clothing, and if they live by themselves or are by themselves a majority of the time. Everyone deserves to live the highest quality of life regardless of their age and physical limitations. A professional caregiver will ensure your elderly loved one is cared for and not neglected.
- More affordable than a nursing home
You can hire a caregiver full-time or part-time, seven days a week or every other day, full-time hours or a few hours a day- it all depends on the individual’s needs and the budget of the person who is financially responsible. Depending on the senior person’s health insurance, their insurance may cover caregiver services. If you are paying out of pocket and are on a budget, you can hire a caregiver on certain days or for specific hours a day while you are away, and you and the caregiver can share responsibilities. If you compare the costs, caregivers are more affordable and flexible than moving your elderly loved one to a nursing home. Hiring a caregiver allows your loved one to remain in their home so you don’t have to pack, move, and sell their home. You and your family members won’t have to go to the nursing home to visit when you all can go to their home that everyone is accustomed to. Also, many believe that remaining in their home is the best in light of the pandemic and the spread of new variants of the COVID-19 virus.
- Individual attention
If your elderly loved one has dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS, or diabetes, then it’s crucial to have someone with the proper training, experience, and knowledge nearby. When an elderly loved one has a serious health issue, it is imperative they get individual care to avoid any complications. Having a family member or friend be a companion or babysit is just isn’t enough, especially since they don’t have the proper education in elderly care. If you place your elderly mom or elderly dad in a nursing home/assisted living, they won’t have the individual attention because they are not the only senior person there that needs care. They will be sharing the care and attention of the nurses and health aides. Typically, 10 – 13 patients are being served by each caregiver. When you hire a caregiver, you can rest assure they are only there to watch and care for your elderly loved one. They will be by their side for the entire time of their scheduled shift and make sure their overall well-being is a top priority. The care, empathy, compassion, and professionalism a caregiver will provide in the home is worth every dollar because your loved one’s safety, health, and comfort are priceless!
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