Caregiver Agency – Important Things to Know Before You Make the Call
There is nothing quite like the bond of family, and it prompts us to do just about anything for the ones we love. A common example of this is providing caregiving services for a family member in need.
However, this is not always practical, as we all have our own lives to live, careers to work, and other daily necessities to address. This is why many families turn to professional caregivers for help.
At Assisting Hands Park Ridge, we are one of the most qualified caregiving agencies in Cook County. We provide non-medical services to those in need, and customize our approach based on the specific requirements of the family.
Common Types of Home Health Care
There are four common types of care that individuals receive. They include:
- Informal care provided by a loved one
- Care provided through a living community
- In-home care provided by an individual caregiver
- In-home care provided by a caregiving agency
While each option has its pros and cons, there are striking benefits to working with a caregiving agency.
Informal Care Provided by a Loved One
When a family member cares for another, there is a very large possibility that they will experience significant stress and declining health. Current statistics show that roughly ¼ of the 65 million Americans providing informal care report that they are in poor health themselves.
This is because of the significant stressors involved. Caregiving is a full-time job that many who work other jobs, and who have children of their own, cannot balance appropriately.
Assisted living communities are great for some, but terrible for others. The primary complaint that we hear is the loss of independence associated with them.
Many in the baby boomer generation enjoy the independence of living at home. Moving to a community full of others can be shocking and an adjustment. This is particularly true for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.
Individual caregivers can provide great services in the comfort of the client’s home, but there are inherent risks with this approach.
They often charge cheaper prices, but it is because they are only one person. If they need to cancel for any reason, the client is responsible for finding a replacement. The client is also responsible for hiring and firing caregivers, and essentially takes on the role of the employer.
At Assisting Hands Park Ridge, we are an example of a caregiving agency. We offer the services of specialized caregivers who can be easily shuffled if required and we can also adjust to your schedule.
Services Offered by Assisting Hands Home Care
Our caregivers are trained to offer a wide range of services. However, the ones we are hired to provided most often are:
All these services can be performed on a part-time or full-time basis because we realize different individuals have different needs. Some need care 24/7 and we do provide a live-in service.
Others require attention during the night only and for them we have a night-time caregiving service while others need help only every now and then.
No matter what you needs are we can have a caretaker in your home within 24 hours. Some of them are bilingual so if English is not the primary language at home we can match the person who needs non-medical care with a caretaker who speaks their language.
Bonded & Insured Caregivers for Your Peace of Mind
If you hire a private health aide and they slip and break a leg in your home, you’ll be held responsible. You could be even sued if that person was unable to work for an extended period of time. And do you really need that when you have someone to take care of at home.
With Assisting Hands Park Ridge you won’t have to worry about that. Why? Because we screen all of our caregivers before hiring them.
We also ensure that they are trained in CPR, first aid, and a variety of non-medical caregiving services. We are the employer, so we take a lot of responsibility and paperwork off of your hands.
To Learn More about How our Assisting Hands Park Ridge Caregivers Can Sssist You, Contact Our Representatives at (224) 444 6422