Overview of Researching In-Home Care and Residential Care


Overview of Researching In-Home Care and Residential Care

If you have spent even a little bit of time on DrKnows or researching options for assisted care, you understand that the two major categories for professional care are (1) hiring an in-home caregiver or (2) moving into a residential care community.  Clearly, hiring professional care is a major, life-altering decision.  Whenever possible, you should research your options as much as possible.  The more information you have, the more likely you will be to make the best decision for you and your family.  Having a thorough understanding of options will make you much better prepared to convince a loved one who is resisting professional care.

One of the major purposes of DrKnows is to support you during the process of researching your options for in-home care and residential care.  Other websites may direct you strictly to residential care or to individual caregivers.  DrKnows was created by a neurologist with more than two decades of experience helping patients and families identify the appropriate form of care to best meet their needs.  We at DrKnows realize that almost every single person wants to remain in his own home for as long as possible.  Consequently, most people would prefer to hire caregivers for in-home care.  On the other hand, as time goes on, in-home care may no longer be feasible, and you may need to transition to residential care.  Dedicated to serving all of your needs, DrKnows is positioned to provide information about both forms of care.

We encourage you to begin the process early and to avoid making your decision at the last moment or under crisis circumstances.  If you are looking for a family member or friend, try to involve this person in the process as much as possible.  As human beings, we all need to feel that we are in control of our own destiny.  On the other hand, having current, accurate information at your finger tips will make the decision a lot easier.




How to Research Options for In-Home Care

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