Auburn, NH Blog

When Your Parent Needs Elder Care, Ask Questions and Get Answers

It can be an overwhelming experience to hire a homecare provider for your parent. There are many agencies to choose from, and there are referral agencies that will provide you with answers to the many questions you are forming as you confront this decision. Many seniors today are requesting to remain independent in their home or apartment to live out their days. To meet this need, many families turn to elder care specialists in home settings. Essential Personal providers will attend to your parent's personal needs, whereas medical needs may be met by family or additional skilled personnel.

When hiring elder care, it is crucial that you assess your mother or father’s needs. Discuss this assessment with their medical team as well. In addition to their medical needs if your parent is remaining in their home environment, it will be necessary to consider additional household needs. Identify who will be completing the household chores including cleaning, cooking, shopping, obtaining supplies, and prescriptions. Identify if the caregiver will need to be responsible for your parent or all the other tasks.

Once you’ve determined what care is necessary, you can individually create a job description or work with a home care company to find specific employees. Make sure you have a contract set up. Having an agreement is essential to identify that all parties are aware of what the elder care job requires. When going through a qualified agency, you can rest assured that all the candidates have been prequalified and have passed background checks. However, until the provider meets your parent you won’t know if they are the right fit. When seeking home care, you want mom or dad and their provider to connect; this is a person who will spend many hours with them.

There is a lot to consider when it comes to choosing a care provider. If you need assistance, feel free to reach out to Visiting Angels. We’re happy to help.


Visiting Angels of Auburn, NH provides in home care services to families in Auburn, Candia, Derry, Goffstown, Dunbarton, Londonderry, Raymond, Salem, Manchester, Hooksett, Bedford, Suncook, Weare, Concord, Bow, Atkinson, Deerfield, Sandown, Hampstead, Chester, Fremont, Allenstown, Pembroke, Hopkinton, Danville, and other areas around Auburn, New Hampshire.

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.