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As our loved ones continue to age it is only natural that we become more and more concerned about their well being. This concern often leads us to make crucial decisions on the behalf of these loved ones. Decisions that often concern their health care. Their needs can range far and wide but there’s a good chance they will require in-home health care.
In-home health care may be needed for a number of reasons. There could be a patient who requires regular care for a chronic health condition or someone who needs post-operative care. In either case, or additional ones, there’s a good chance that concerned family members who have power of attorney over their loved one’s health care needs will need to begin the process of finding and selecting the best health care company available.
So you’ve started the search for a home healthcare agency? There are a number of things to keep in mind and certain ways to go about the process. To begin you’ll have to screen multiple agencies in order to find a good fit. Doing this is important because you will get to learn more about their different services and the kind of care they offer. You should screen multiple agencies at the same time so you get a better feel for what’s out there.
The screening process can be tough and there’s a chance you have a strong temptation to rush through it. But you should really try to take your time. This is a really important decision and you’re better off making sure you get it right. After all, this is a choice that you’re going to be living with for potentially quite a long time. It deserves the time it needs.
During the screening process you should ask for references from each of the agencies you speak to. These references will provide a great deal of information about the types of services available at each agency. Try to find one that is experienced in seeing to or treating the ailment that is afflicting your loved one. You don’t need to compromise on their care. With a bit of homework you can find an agency that’s the perfect fit.
Just a few questions to get you started during the screening process:
Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association
27 Governor Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
F: 203-431-6583, or