Assisting Hands Downers Grove is a Local Licensed, Bonded and Insured Caregiver Agency
Many individuals who are unable to properly care for themselves (such as seniors, those recovering from a surgery, and others with mental or physical limitations) prefer to receive care in the comfort of their own homes.
It provides a familiar environment and does not require a dramatic move to a new location. However, it can be difficult to work out an ideal situation when you are unfamiliar with the caregiving landscape.
At Assisting Hands Home Care Downers Grove, we have years of experience providing high-quality, in-home caregiving services, and have heard plenty of feedback from a wide variety of clients and potential clients. This is what we know: families will provide informal caregiving services themselves, utilize a living-community, hire an individual caregiver, or work with a caregiving agency.
Informal Caregiving Services
It is estimated that more than 65 million Americans provide informal caregiving services for a loved one, and roughly 25% of them report that they are in poor health themselves. This is because of the stress involved with seeing a loved one struggle with day-to-day activities, and the added work it requires.
Many informal caregivers have their own families and careers to worry about and piling further responsibilities onto their loaded plates results in a lack of sleep and decline in health. If you cannot adequately care for a loved one, then it is to your benefit, and the benefit of the one receiving the care, to seek other options.
Moving to an Assisted Living Community
Retirement homes are great for some seniors, but many prefer the independence of remaining at home (this is particularly true for the baby boomer generation). While living-communities do a good job of providing basic care, they often have too many residents to provide exceptional services. On top of this, many seniors have a hard time packing up and moving given their limited mobility and must lean on friends and family to help.
Hiring an Individual Caregiver
Individual caregivers often offer cheaper rates for in-home care services than caregiving agencies, but there are reasons for this. While they can provide very good, personalized care, the client will always face greater risks, and assume additional responsibilities. These items are outlined below:
- The client assumes the role as the employer, and can be liable if an accident occurs
- If an independent caregiver needs to cancel for any reason, the client is responsible for finding a replacement
- Hiring and firing caregivers is the responsibility of the client
Hiring a Caregiving Agency – Why Choose Assisting Hands
A growing trend is to hire a caregiving agency that provides in-home care. While they can be more expensive than an individual caregiver, there are a number of built-in safety nets that the client will benefit from. For example, when you work with a professional caregiving agency, you can expect the following:
- Caregivers that are trained in a number of in-home caregiving services, CPR, and first aid
- Your choice of thoroughly screened, licensed, bonded, and insured caregivers
- Flexible scheduling and replacements
- Better services that address a wider variety of needs
- The handling of all payment and tax documentation
We are proud to offer in-home caregiving services to those in need in Downers Grove, IL and the surrounding DuPage County communities. While each option addresses the needs of some individuals, careger agencies provide the highest-quality personalized care, give clients a better safety net, and allow the individuals receiving the care to live in the comfort of their own homes.
To see if our services will work for you, contact our Assisting Hands Home Care representatives at (630) 352-3656