Caring for a an ailing family member is an act of love; it's fulfilling and rewarding, but it can also be expensive, exhausting, and just plain hard! Sometimes you just can't do it alone. If you're even considering hiring help, you've come to the right place for answers to your questions.
Maybe your loved one is gradually getting weaker and you're finding the task of caregiver physically exhausting. Maybe you've been providing care for sometime now but find yourself feeling burnt out. How do you know if it's the right time to bring in outside help?
Once you've decided it's time to hire a caregiver, you'll need to determine what kind of help you need. There are several types of hired caregivers and the work they do is very different. Use this tool to figure out what kind of caregiver will suite your needs.
Caregivers can be hired privately or can be found through caregiver agencies. There are advantages and disadvantages to each choice.
If you've decided to hire a caregiver through an agency, there are specific questions you should ask the agency before coming to any kind of agreement.