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5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Home Care Agency Submitted by Good Samaritan Society


Choosing a home care agency for yourself or someone you love is a big decision, but considering these five things can help you make the right choice.

Home care allows you to stay in the place you love

Home care helps keep you in the place that has become a part of you. Home care can help you stay well, or recover from illness or injury. It could simply be keeping you company, or assisting you with your daily needs of living.

Home health should be catered to your needs

Injury and serious illness can strike anyone. Your home care agency should provide for your needs, no matter what your age or circumstances. Being in tune with your unique characteristics and structuring your care program accordingly is part of what makes a quality home care team.

You should be cared for physically, mentally, and emotionally

Your home care agency should do more than just meet your physical needs. They should also do the following:

  • Listen to, respect, and respond to your desires and fears
  • Keep your loved ones informed and involved
  • Offer you education and information to improve your quality of life
  • Provide you peace of mind through access and responsiveness
  • Act with compassion, patience, and kindness

It’s a big decision — trust is paramount

Beyond delivering the most competent and qualified care possible, your home care agency must be one you feel secure and comfortable with. The employees should be specially trained, reliable, respectful, and sensitive to your situation. Your caregiver should also be bonded, insured, and licensed appropriately.

Home care is more than a checklist of tasks

You’ll find the biggest difference in home care agencies isn’t their list of services. When you find a home care agency that you feel comfortable with, you’ll see that its staff members relate to you as a person, not just as a client. You’ll find that they’re open and willing to take time to talk with you. You’ll feel that whether the care you need is with simple duties or a daunting recovery, you will always be treated with dignity and in a way that makes you feel valued.

At the Good Samaritan Society — Services@Home, this philosophy of care is our mission and our life’s work.
Whether the nonmedical need is assistance with activities of daily living, light housework, transportation services, or even just companionship, Services@Home offers a helping hand to area seniors, making aging at home both safe and full of life.
If you or someone you know might benefit from our services, call 844-359-4446 to learn more. Please take advantage of our free consultation to discuss services available to fit your needs.