Is a Private Home Caregiver the Best Option for My Senior Family Member?
Private home care services are non-medical services which you pay for from your own pocket. Generally they are arranged direct between you and the caregiver. You pick a companion once every two weeks to provide companionship services. You never pay for the services offered but there’s no Government subsidies. This means there’s no waitlisted or Government intervention.
The services a companion provides would include, but are not limited to companionship, personal care, assistance with daily living activities (such as bathing, dressing, exercising), companionship and recreation. A personal care companion offers assistance with day-to-day activities that are important to you, that you can’t perform alone. A companion could assist with walking, bathing, getting dressed, driving you places, cooking your meals and shopping for you. A companion could help with your hygiene, medication and other personal necessities.