Common Misconceptions about Home Care - Maison Healthcare
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Common Misconceptions about Home Care

If you’re looking into home care for yourself or your aging loved ones and relatives, you may be new to the world of home care and everything that goes along with it. Unsurprisingly, home care isn’t well-known, and because there are so few examples of it in media and mainstream culture, there are many misconceptions about home care assistance. At Maison Healthcare, we’re dedicated to creating a compassionate, empathetic care environment for the patients we work with, and we’ve gathered some of the most common misconceptions about home care to address. With our expertise and assistance, we aim to provide information to seniors and their families so that obtaining home care doesn’t have to seem intimidating.

homecare nurse with elderly womanCaregivers Are Permanently Assigned

One of the most common questions our team hears from potential patients and their families is whether their caregivers are permanently assigned, and that once you have one, you’re stuck with them. This isn’t the case! Our team of home care professionals is dedicated to creating a healthy, trusting bond with the patients they help, but sometimes personalities, communication styles, or service styles just don’t mesh. If that is ever the case, or if you ever have concerns about your home care provider, you are not stuck with them! Instead, you always have the right to request a different caregiver who is a better fit for your family and your comfort.

elderly couple with homecare nurseCaregivers Take Over For Family And Friends

While caregivers are dedicated professionals who are committed to creating a meaningful and trusting bond with their patients, that doesn’t mean that your caregiver will try to take over for family or friends. When you have a caregiver, whether they are a live-in provider or an hourly at-home caregiver, they will build trust and rapport with you, but they will always provide the assistance needed to help their patients spend time with the people they love and care about. Many times, having an at-home caregiver will help elders to strengthen their relationships or bonds with family or friends by helping to facilitate quality time, activities, or transportation to events that the older adult would not be able to attend without help.

Home Care Isn’t Temporary

Many people assume that once you have an at-home caregiver, you’ll need one for the rest of your life, or until you move into a senior community or facility. This just simply isn’t true. Home care is a great option for many people who need help outside of a medical facility, like those who are in treatment for a disease or infection, or those who are recovering from surgery. In addition to medical needs, home care is great for people who need monitoring or companionship during certain hours of the day or on certain days, like when a partner, relative, or primary caregiver has out-of-home obligations.

older man talking to homecare nurseHome Care Is a Set Price

Many people assume that home care, like many other medical services, are a set price for one type of service, when in reality, home care pricing and offerings are much more fluid. Because every patient and every home has different needs and requirements, your home care services and pricing will be tailored to your unique situation and needs. Because Maison Healthcare cares for the wellbeing of our patients, we can also customize your care so you never pay for services you don’t need or want.

olderman and young woman talkingHome Care Is Too Expensive

 A common concern we at Maison Healthcare hear is whether or not families of older adults or the adults themselves can afford home care expenses. We are here to ensure that our patients receive high-quality care to fulfill their needs while staying in the home they know and love. That is why our team of professionals focused on Naples home care will work with you to understand your needs and the services that can provide assistance to you and your family so that we can create a home care pricing and service package that fits your budget. 

older woman hugging home care nurseCaregivers Are Just Doing a Job

While maintaining a career in healthcare is a motivation to get into the care industry professionally, the caregivers at Maison Healthcare are dedicated to providing compassionate and empathetic care to our patients. This means that they don’t see the care they provide as simply ‘a job’, they view the care they provide to help aging adults as a privilege and an opportunity to make a positive impact on others with their expertise and knowledge. Many home care professionals are not only glad to provide compassionate care, but they work to create a lasting bond of trust and friendship with the patients they care for, too.

elderly woman holding a caneHome Care Is Only for Seniors Who Can’t Care For Themselves

Because this idea stems from the expectation that adults are independent beings, many people do not realize that independence can still be maintained with just a little bit of help from professionals. Many people assume that home care is either a tool to delay being ‘sent to a home’ or as a last resort, when in reality, home care can be a tool to help make life easier and more enjoyable for those who are aging. At Maison Healthcare, we offer at-home companionship services for those who just need a little help around the house, or even those who need assistance in getting to doctor’s appointments.  

Home Care Naples By Maison Healthcare

For seniors and aging adults in Naples, Maison Healthcare is a top choice for home care assistance services, and our service offerings are designed to help fulfill your needs and the needs of your family. With compassionate, empathetic professionals who are experienced in providing a wide range of healthcare, home care, and other senior care services, our team will help to make your life easier, more comfortable, and healthy while you get to stay in the environment you already know and love. Our team is dedicated to providing the best care possible, so contact us today for a free in-home evaluation for services today. 

Getting started with home care services in Naples doesn’t have to be an intimidating experience! At Maison Healthcare, we care about educating potential patients and families of aging adults so that you can make the best decision for your family and your budget. If you have any questions about these misconceptions, or you’re ready to get started with home care for your loved ones, contact us today! We can provide you with a free, in-home evaluation for services and get started with making life feel more comfortable and easy. 

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