New Home Care Guide Provides Solutions for Family Caregivers

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What’s the difference between “home care” and “home health care”? How do caregivers know when a senior living at home needs help to remain independent? Are there viable alternatives to nursing homes and assisted living facilities, even for seniors with medical issues? Family caregivers faced with questions like these now have a free resource, from the Home Instead Senior Care® network, to help guide them through the sometimes complicated maze of home care decisions.

For some seniors, home care is a good alternative to a nursing home or assisted living facility.

The Home Care Solution: A Guide to the Best Choices for Seniors and Those Who Care About Them

What’s the difference between “home care” and “home health care”? How do caregivers know when a senior living at home needs help to remain independent? Are there viable alternatives to nursing homes and assisted living facilities, even for seniors with medical issues? Family caregivers faced with questions like these now have a free resource to help guide them through the sometimes complicated maze of home care decisions.

“The Home Care Solution: A Guide to the Best Choices for Seniors and Those Who Care About Them” is a new booklet from the Home Instead Senior Care network. The guide defines key terms and provides family caregivers with answers to a number of eldercare questions including: Who provides home care and what do they do? Are all home care companies the same? What questions do you ask when looking for home care services? How much does home care cost?

Featured in the guide are important distinctions between home health care and non-medical care, the signs to watch for that could signal when a specific type of home care is warranted, the differences between types of caregivers and what families need to know to protect their loved ones, and the various costs involved -- including ways to pay for home care.

The guide is available to families for free to by calling Home Instead Senior Care at 866-996-1087. Or they can download a copy of the Home Care Solution from the “Senior Care Resources You Can Trust” page of the company’s website.

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