There have long been various concerns about hiring a professional caregiver—someone who is initially a stranger—into your home to help with elder care, activities of daily living such as personal hygiene and ambulating, and even transportation. While background checks and on-going training can alleviate many of these fears, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a new worry about spreading illness.
Here are some ways that you can determine if the time is right for you and your loved ones to introduce or re-introduce a caregiver into the home:
Caregiving can be modified in many ways as life presents more challenges, so be sure to inquire about virtual options. Family caregivers in need of respite care might find support in online forums as well.
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