Hiring a caregiver can be an overwhelming process. Aging people and those with aging loved ones want the best care, and knowing what to look for is important when making your choice.
You can check your state’s monitoring and licensing departments to find reliable, certified home care agencies, and Medicare’s website lists Medicare-certified agencies. Whether you are searching through an agency or on your own, it is best not to rush a decision.
“Don’t wait until it becomes an emergency,” Megan E. Rau, MD, MPH, an instructor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care at NYU Langone, tells Forbes. “You’ll have a much better experience with an inherently difficult situation if you give yourself and your loved one time to plan ahead.”
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