It is often hard to make the decision to have someone come into your home to help you care for a loved one, let alone know how to choose the right health care agency. For many individuals with close family support, it is possible to depend on them for a while, but when certain circumstances occur, it may be necessary to take a serious look at the advantages of a professional home health care agency.
The following information will help prepare you when making a decision for staffing assistance, by giving you a little background about types of services, as well as help you determine the agency that best fits your family’s needs.
Then: Determine how frequently you need assistance.
Skilled services require the agency to be licensed by the state and to meet specific rules and regulations governing the way they operate, for example:
Non Skilled services generally are not regulated and do not require a license. This is an area of concern because anybody can offer these services. Therefore, it is particularly important to understand how the agency operates.