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As people age it often falls to their children and close relatives to see to their care. This opens up a lot of difficult choices that must be made on their behalf. When it comes to health care, these choices will likely have to do with in-home healthcare. Depending on where you’re situated there could be quite a number of health care agencies to choose from. This is why we put together this page to make the process move along smoothly.
Now that you’re at the point where you need to begin selecting an in-home health care agency, there are some things you should know. First of all, this whole process will run smoother if you screen multiple agencies at the same time. By doing this you will get a good idea of how the services differ from one agency to the other.
Another thing to keep in mind is that you should take your time. It is true that you are likely in a time sensitive situation but deciding on what healthcare agency to go with is a big choice and as such should be given the time it deserves. After all, this is a choice that you will likely be living with for months or years to come. It’s important that you do as much as possible to get it right.
One of the most effective ways to carry out the screening process is to request references from each healthcare agency that you contact. By checking up on these references you will uncover valuable information from each agency. It is these pieces of information which will help you make an educated decision on the right home healthcare agency.
Below are just some sample questions which should go a long ways of helping you during the screening process. It’s important to remember that these questions are just suggestions. The most effective questions will deal directly with the needs of the one you’re seeking medical help for. Browse through the sample questions below:
Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association
27 Governor Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
F: 203-431-6583, or