While many people fully embrace the chance to receive professional in-home care, some feel a little uneasy with the concept. Even when a caregiver is trained and has years of experience, meeting someone new who will spend time in your home, can feel a little strange at first. The comfort level with professional caregivers will also depend on the type of care needed as in-home care services vary from transportation assistance to help getting in and out of the shower, with lots of possibilities in between.
Here are five ways to make a connection with a caregiver, so that you can both flourish in your new relationship together:
Caregiving is about more than just one person fulfilling a list of a tasks; it’s about human relationships and connection.
Home care is not just one thing, but instead an umbrella term under which there are many types of care for many different types of needs and people. Learn about elder care, respite care, personal care, dementia care, and after-surgery care.
People who are living with developmental disabilities often need a professional caregiver in addition to family member support.