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Tips for Finding the Perfect Home Care Services for Your Senior Loved One

Senior Care Stress in Charlotte, NC – Your Elderly Parent’s Needs Will Determine What Type of Services they Hire

Finding the right home care services provider depends on a number of factors. Most important, it is going to depend on the patient and his or her personality as well is their specific needs.

When you realize that it’s time for some type of in-home care provider to assist you or an elderly loved one, below are a few tips that can help you find the perfect complement that will not only increase the chances of your loved one being comfortable with this caregiver, but also getting the right level of assistance that he or she requires.

1. Understand the needs of the patient.

Whether you are the one who requires home care services or it is an elderly family member, it is essential that you sit down and be clear on exactly what level of assistance is required. If you don’t know, it’s going to be that much more difficult to find the ideal caregiver.

Determine whether the patient requires around-the-clock care, a little bit of assistance for an hour or two once or twice a week, or something in between. Does the patient require assistance getting out of bed in getting dressed? Does he or she need help going to the bathroom or taking a shower? What about preparing meals? The more you determine of their requirements, the easier it is going to be to find the right level of care.

2. Make a list of the various home care agencies in the area.

You may be inclined to hire an independent caregiver, meaning somebody who works on their own who is hired independently, outside of an agency, but it is best to hire through a home care agency because they conduct background checks and offer training in many cases.

There are usually several different home care agencies that operate within highly populated areas. More rural communities may only have one or two to choose from. Make a list of these agencies and begin to contact them.

3. Sit down and speak to an administrator and potential caregivers through an agency.

When you get an opportunity to ask questions, it will allow you to discover exactly what services they offer and that is going to help you determine whether they can meet the needs of you or your loved one.

These are just three simple tips that can help you find the perfect home care services for you or a beloved family member who requires assistance at this time.

If you or your loved one could benefit from the help of senior care in Charlotte, NC and the surrounding areas, contact the caregivers at Golden Heart Senior Care. Experience the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you’re in Caring Hands with Golden Heart! Call (704) 246-5806 for more information.

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Natalie Smith

Natalie Smith, Founder and Co-Owner of Golden Heart Senior Care of Charlotte is hands on with every detail of Golden Heart’s business. Natalie emigrated to the United States from Ukraine. Coming to this country, she did not know a word of English and her and her mother had virtually nothing. Through hard-work and determination as well as through the assistance of social organizations, Natalie learned English, educated herself and grew to be a business owner. It was while working as a caregiver and putting herself through school that Natalie came to love working for, and with, seniors. It was this passion for taking care of others (as well as her past experience where she herself was on the receiving end of help) that led Natalie to always want to open her own home care agency. She takes a tremendous amount of pride in providing quality care to the clients of Golden Heart Senior Care of Charlotte. As such, she uses her corporate experience in management to oversee the selection and hiring of caregivers for Golden Heart Senior Care of Charlotte. In addition, Natalie continuously engages with clients to ensure they are more than satisfied with the care they receive and constantly looks for ways to improve herself and her company.

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