If you are considering in-home care for your senior loved one, you may be faced by well-meaning friends and family that will try to convince you otherwise. At Freudenthal Home Health, we are dedicated to walking with you through the process, and part of that role is to help you sort fact from fiction.
There are a few myths out there about in-home care. Fortunately, we can provide solid answers to some of the myths you might encounter as you discuss your senior loved one’s needs. Here are just a few:
You’ve heard… “In-home care is only for the wealthy.”
The truth: There is a wide variety of services and payor sources available for in-home care for your senior loved one. In-home care payor sources range from private pay to Veteran’s Administration to Medicaid (HCB services) to long term care and private insurances. Freudenthal Home Health works with all these payor sources. (For home health, Medicare pays, of course.) You can receive anything from light housekeeping, help with grocery shopping to personal care and help with bathing or medication management, as well as choosing the number of hours that care is received each week even down to just 10 minute visits! These various options can make in-home care much more affordable than a nursing home or an assisted living facility.
You’ve heard… “Family should take care of family.”
The truth: Even if your senior loved one has a full-time, dedicated family member able to provide care, the caregiver can easily become emotionally and physically exhausted. Every caregiver requires periodic breaks so that they can recharge and come back with renewed energy. Freudenthal Home Health provides respite care as an important service for caregivers that need a breather.
You’ve heard… “You’re going have a stranger in your home who you don’t get along with.”
The truth: In-home care providers like Freudenthal Home Health are seeking to provide you with the very best care, and we value your input. We take into account your loved one’s personality and their care requirements in order to provide the best match in a caregiver. However, this is simply a starting point and we welcome feedback about any discomfort with a caregiver.
You’ve heard… “My loved one’s jewelry and heirlooms will be stolen.”
The truth: Freudenthal Home Health is licensed, bonded, fully-insured, Medicare-certified and ACHC-accredited. It may seem financially sound to choose an independent caregiver, but you miss out on the theft bonding, the criminal background screening, the extensive training and other benefits that Freudenthal Home Health uses when choosing their wonderful caregivers.
If you have questions about these or additional myths surrounding home health care, call Freudenthal Home Health. We can talk through your concerns and provide you with clear answers about the benefits of in-home care services.