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
Unique HomeCare Services provides in-home care for elders and people who are recuperating from illness, injury, or surgery.
We offer a full range of in-home care services such as personal care, grooming and incontinence care, bathing and dressing, post-hospitalization care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care, and medication management.
We also provide non-medical support services such as meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, caring companionship, shopping/errands, accompanying to medical and other appointments, as well as case management services.
Our services are available for long-term and short-term care needs from as little as a one 4 hour day visit a week to 24 Hour and Live-In Care.
We also offer Respite Care services to assist family caregivers going away or with caregiver fatigue.
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.
Our service area is Boston, Norwood, Dedham, Westwood, Walpole, Canton, Sharon, Stoughton, Avon, Braintree, Easton, Milton, Quincy, Weymouth, and surrounding towns.
To schedule a no cost and no obligation full In-Home Assessment to determine the home care needs of you or your loved one please call us at (800) 296-9962 to speak to a Case Manager or fill out our Free Quote Contact Form.