When the need for additional care presents itself for a senior, many decisions must be made.
Does the senior wish to remain in the home they currently live in?
Is that home able to accommodate their current medical conditions?
What are the financial capabilities to pay for care services?
What are the long-term plans for the senior’s care needs based on their physical and mental capabilities and socialization needs?
Caregiverlist provides information on ways to pay for care, quality standards and Checklists for planning your care options.
Once the decision to stay home has been made, for the short-term or long-term, the next task is to find an appropriate care provider.
Caregiverlist provides information on care services provided by quality licensed senior home care agencies. As there are no national licensure standards for senior home care, Caregiverlist has created a set of standards participating senior home care agencies must meet, along with a client survey to maintain high-quality providers.
Caregiverlist does not connect seniors with independent contractor caregivers (direct-hire). There are plenty of other websites that try to do this. We choose to only provide information on professional senior home care services and would like to tell you why.
Caregiverlist’s owners and advisors have years of experience in senior care. While in some rare occasions, an independent contractor caregiver can adequately provide for care needs, in far too many instances a direct-hire caregiver does not present quality care and a safe environment for the senior or the caregiver. Seniors have spent a lifetime to acquire assets and a certain lifestyle and all this can be risked if proper care is not in place. A senior home care agency provides the necessary protections and quality of care for each individual situation.