Pros and Cons: Using an Agency vs. Hiring a Caregiver on Your Own
It happened. You realize your mom, dad or another loved one is no longer fully independent. The reasons are numerous: They are not keeping up with their medication. They may have given up their car keys and aren’t able to run errands and get to appointments. They may have more trouble cooking, bathing or dressing on their own. Perhaps they just need extra help after rehab or a hospital stay.
Where do you turn? What is the best way to find a reliable person with the right skills to thoughtfully tend to your loved one.