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.
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