Is An Individual Caregiver Or A Home Care Agency Better?
When you have the responsibility for the care of a loved one, you do not want to trust just anyone.
If you or a loved one need in-home care, you want a home care agency that has the experience and a track record of helping families put together a plan that is affordable and responsive to the care needs.
Home Care Agencies vs. Individual Caregivers
Individual home care providers are individual people providing in-home care by themselves. They may have to juggle the individual needs and schedules of many patients. This makes their availability very limited.
They may get sick, take a vacation, or need to spend more time with another client whose health may be declining.
They also may not have the level of skill needed to care for you or your loved one should health needs become more complex.
Advantages of Working with a Home Care Agency
A home care agency has many caregivers that can be assigned to provide in-home care. There is always coverage if a caregiver is out or away. With more than one caregiver home care agencies have coverage should you need more help.
There are additional staff members with varies skills if more specialized care is needed.
Agencies typically have a wider range of in-home services they can provide.
Agencies fully screen their caregiving staff.
Download the Guide to the Choosing the Best Homecare Agencies for more details.
About Unique HomeCare Services
We provide both short-term and long-term in-home care needs from as little as one 4 hour day a week to 24 Hour Care and Live-In Care.
We offer a full range of in-home personal care services including Bathing, Personal Hygiene and Grooming, Dressing Assistance, Toileting and Incontinence, Feeding, and Medication Reminders.
We also provide support services such as Case Management, Accompaniment to Appointments, Nutrition and Meal Management, Light Housekeeping and Laundry Services, Bed and Wheel Chair Transfers, and Shopping and Running Errands.
Unique HomeCare Services is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts and serves the surrounding Greater Boston communities.
It is our pleasure to assist our veteran clients with VA Aid and Attendance Benefit approval at no cost.
We have an extensive Directory of Online Senior and Caregiver Resources for the information you need.
To schedule a no cost and no obligation In-Home Assessment to determine the home care needs and get a quote, please call us to speak to a Case Manager at (800) 296-9962 or fill out our Free Quote Contact Form.