Home Health Care Tips: How to Choose In-Home Health Care for Your Aging Parents

Marsha and Bob Grant, Cleansing Water, Inc., Home Health Care Agency, Northern Virginia

Marsha and Bob Grant, President and Vice President, Cleansing Water, Inc., Home Health Care Services

Do you have an aging parent who needs full-time or part-time help at home?

Most parents want to retain their independence as long as possible, even when their health is deteriorating and their physical capacities to perform simple tasks of daily living are decreasing.

That’s why many elders prefer to be cared for in the comfort of their own homes, rather than moving to an assisted living facility or nursing home.

Whether you hire an in-home health care aide or companion to provide occasional or full-time in-home respite care, or decide to place your parent in an assisted living facility or nursing home, there is always a risk for elder abuse that can go undetected by family members. In fact, elder abuse has been called “the crime of the century,” with four percent of our aging population suffering some kind of abuse each year.

If you decide to help your parent(s) maintain their independence as long as possible by remaining in their home and hiring in-home care, we recommend contacting a state-licensed and reputable home health care agency to find qualified in-home nursing and companion care. By going through a qualified agency, you can help ensure your parents will be well-cared for by properly trained, caring and compassionate professionals. You will gain peace of mind by using a home health care agency who has conducted background checks and screened its workers before sending them into your parents’ home.

For more information on how to choose quality in-home care for your aging parents, see:

How to Find the Right Home Health Care Agency for Your Aging Parents

How to Choose Home Care for Elderly Parents

Twenty Warning Signs Your Parent Needs Help at Home

How to Prevent Five Common Kinds of Elder Abuse

Cleansing Water is a fully-licensed and insured home health care agency providing compassionate in-home health care, nursing and companion services for seniors and other individuals throughout Fauquier, Culpeper, Rappahannock, Prince William, Loudoun and Warren Counties, Virginia. For more information about our services, call us at (540) 341-0212 or email joan@cleansingwater.com.