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Prepare for Your Senior Home Care Consultation with Visiting Angels Littleton

Visiting Angels offers tips for families in Littleton, Englewood, Centennial, Parker and nearby cities in Colorado to get the most out of a senior home care consultation

Exploring senior home care services for your elderly loved one can prompt a lot of questions. Issues such as cost, scheduling, services and caregiver qualifications might enter your mind. Is in-home senior care the best choice for you? The decision can be overwhelming.

At Visiting Angels Littleton, our in-home consultations provide families an opportunity to learn about our services. A care coordinator will come to your home to answer questions. The coordinator will get to know you and your loved one to understand your specific needs. Your FREE consultation will provide expert guidance to help you navigate the decision-making process.

It’s the first step to getting professional senior home care services.

How Should I Plan for My In-Home Consultation?

Before your consultation, explain to your loved one that you are considering hiring a professional care provider. The decision to hire a professional caregiver can be a sensitive, emotionally charged issue which may be met with objections. If your loved one resists the idea, listen to their concerns, but emphasize that their health and well-being are your top priorities.

Also, think about specific care needs. What time of day does he or she typically need assistance? What tasks are the most challenging? Is there a chronic illness such as Alzheimer’s disease that requires specific services? Also, review your financial situation in advance. How much money is in your budget for in-home senior care? It’s a good idea to bring a list of questions to cover during the consultation.

What Topics Will be Discussed?

We will sit down together and find solutions. At Visiting Angels Littleton, our care coordinators are skilled at putting seniors and family caregivers at ease, especially when discussing sensitive issues. We will mainly discuss matching your needs with our services. We will also talk about scheduling preferences and how to best collaborate with our office.

Care topics might include:

  • Personal Care: Meal planning and preparation; light housekeeping; errands and transportation to appointments; mobility assistance; medication reminders; and personal hygiene (bathing, dressing, toileting)

     

  • Social Care: Help with modern technology such as email, search engines and video chat programs to stay in touch with friends and family

  • Memory Care: Help with dementia caused by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease; assistance with fall prevention, wandering prevention and sundown syndrome

Our senior home care consultations include complimentary home safety and fall-risk assessments. We’ll examine your loved one’s specific safety needs in their home environment. Your care coordinator will include discussion topics such as caregiver qualifications, safety, oversight and emergency procedures.

When Will Care Begin?

Your care coordinator will use information from your consultation to develop a unique, comprehensive care plan. It will include a schedule and a description of specific activities and tasks that require caregiver assistance. Your care coordinator will match your loved one with a compatible caregiver. With our Select Your Caregiver program, you can be sure of a great fit.

Caregivers typically begin providing services within 48 hours of the initial consultation. In some cases, services can begin the same day.

If you're interested in learning more about our senior home care services, contact our Littleton, CO office at 720-410-9430.

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