Care Options

What Skills Matter Most for Personal Care?

If you have a loved one who needs in-home care, you’ll need to determine which type of care they need. The two most common types are companion care and personal care. Both types of care require different skills from caregivers. But the physical aspects of personal care can be particularly skill intensive. So if you’re looking for a personal caregiver to care for a loved one, here are the skills that matter most.

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The Benefits of Homecare Assistance for Housebound Seniors

No demographic group is at higher risk of becoming housebound than the elderly. Reduced strength, limited mobility, memory disorders, and other age-related health concerns can make leaving home for even basic errands a trying task for older adults. But with homecare assistance, housebound seniors can retain their quality of life and continue living in a safe and familiar environment.

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The Myth of the “One Size Fits All” Homecare Agency

Despite what some homecare providers may claim, there’s really no such thing as a “one size fits all” homecare agency. While Visiting Angels offers care for many different seniors and many different situations, this doesn’t come from a “one size fits all approach.” Instead, it comes from a personalized approach, one backed by specialty services and flexible care plans.

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Why Seniors Prefer Living Assistance to Assisted Living

Given their respective advantages and disadvantages, you might think that seniors would have trouble deciding between living assistance and assisted living. Yet when you ask seniors, the vast majority express a preference for living assistance. Rather than move to an assisted living facility, most would prefer to receive in-home assistance, allowing them to age in place.

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