Common Myths (and Truths) About Home Care

Many people find senior home care intimidating, scary, and nerve-wracking, especially when independence is at stake. Right at Home Haverhill knows that senior home care services can sometimes be misinterpreted, so we’d like to take a moment to clear the air and extend our hand in helping seniors gain a superior quality of life in whatever way that manifests.  

7 Myths (and Truths) About Home Care  

If you aren’t already familiar with home care, you may wonder if the rumors you’ve heard are true. Read on to find out more about common misconceptions about senior home care and the truth behind it all. 

1. Senior Home Care is Too Expensive

For many families, the cost of senior home care can act as a barrier. However, senior home care services often prevent further expensive hospital or even emergency room visits. Depending on which senior home care service provider you choose, you may also be able to tailor your needs to your budget.  

2. I Must Be Extremely Sick

Senior home care isn’t isolated to the extremely ill. Instead, it’s a resource seniors can use at any point in their lives. Regardless of health, senior home care offers several benefits. 

3. Senior Home Care is Invasive and Inconvenient

It can be embarrassing and a bit intrusive for a caregiver to occupy your or your aging loved one’s home. Right at Home Haverhill caregivers won’t judge, especially since you’re asking for help. Our caregivers respect that you’re inviting us in and share that respect with our clients. 

4. All I Need is A Family Caregiver

Family caregivers provide selfless services day in and day out. While we salute your dedication to your aging loved one, we also know that everyone needs a break sometimes. That’s why our respite care services are so valuable in offering a reprieve so you can come back to your loved one refreshed. 

5. Caregivers Aren’t Trustworthy or Caring

It only takes one bad apple to spoil the bunch. However, Right at Home Haverhill screens our caregivers to ensure we provide you with the best service possible. Our caregivers are passionate about their work and take pride in establishing trust with seniors and their families. 

6. Senior Home Care is All the Same

While we may perform some of the same tasks as other senior home care providers, our caregivers go above and beyond to establish a higher care tier for our local seniors. These simple tasks represent a chance for connection and compassion. 

7. Senior Home Care Limits My Level of Independence

Even though it may sound counterintuitive, senior home care services can help seniors age in place and remain independent. Everyone needs a helping hand at more than one point in their lives, and Right at Home Haverhill caregivers respect the independence of local seniors while still offering them the care they deserve. 

The Right at Home Haverhill Difference in Senior Home Care

Senior home care remains close to our hearts at Right at Home Haverhill. Our caregivers strive daily to give back to our local seniors and their surrounding community. The resources below can also help seniors and their families prioritize health: 

Contact us to learn more about how our care staff can help you and your elderly loved one break through the myths of senior home care and find the true value in such a relationship. We cherish every life we encounter and hope to make a difference in the lives of those around us, regardless of age.
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