4 Myths About Elder Care in Beaver Dam

As an elder care agency serving Beaver Dam, Appleton, and Oshkosh, WI, Visiting Angels® Beaver Dam knows there are many fears and uncertainties for families first exploring the world of home care. How can you ever get comfortable with a stranger caring for an aging relative? How will that caregiver be respectful with privacy? What if your loved one is resistant to the idea?

While these are all valid concerns, there are also plenty of half-truths and myths out there about home care for the elderly. And you can't make the best decisions based on them. So, when it comes to elder care from Visiting Angels Beaver Dam, here are the facts behind the fiction:

Myth #1: Elder care is just for those who are critically ill. Elder care from Visiting Angels Beaver Dam can certainly provide non-medical support and assistance to those facing serious illnesses, such as Alzheimer's and other cognitive conditions. But in addition to those, we offer many elder care services simply designed to lend a helping hand. For instance, we can assist with cooking, light cleaning, joyful companionship, and in many other more basic ways. 

Myth #2: Only a relative can care for an aging family member. In a perfect world, families would have the time, resources, and know-how to provide care to their senior relatives. In reality, between busy lives and personal obligations, it's often too much to take on or sustain. But with elder care from Visiting Angels Beaver Dam, your loved one – and your whole family – can get as much or as little support as needed. We can provide weekly assistance, daily services, and even around-the-clock care.  

Myth #3: Your loved one will lose their freedom with elder care. With elder care from Visiting Angels Beaver Dam, your loved one can actually gain more freedom and independence. Not only will they be able to remain in their own cherished home for as long as possible, but they can get the help they need to live life to the fullest. Our caregivers also always respect daily routines and preferences, so your loved one is in control. 

Myth #4: Elder care is too expensive. When it comes to elder care, cost is always a big concern for many families throughout Beaver Dam, Appleton, and Oshkosh, WI. However, nursing homes are often far more expensive. Plus, if you're providing care on your own, you have to consider other costs, like lost wages, mental and physical stress, and less time to spend with your own family. Elder care from Visiting Angels Beaver Dam, on the other hand, can be more affordable than you think.  

Call Visiting Angels Beaver Dam for Your Free Elder Care Consultation

If you'd like to learn more about the facts of elder care from Visiting Angels Beaver Dam, simply call our office. We offer no-cost, no-obligation elder care consultations to families in and around local areas, including Beaver Dam, Oshkosh, and Appleton, WI. 

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