Finding the Best Home Care Agency Requires Time and Research

Each and every day, Baltimore area seniors and families talk to home care agencies in their search for the best home care agency.  Like any good job interview, the interview is only useful if interviewer is prepared and knows what they want.  Before you start your quest of finding the best home care agency for you, know what you are looking for and what you want from relationship.

Understand your goals.

It is important to know what you want from your relationship with a home care agency.  If meal preparation is your main goal, a company’s dementia program is not going to be of much assistance.  Often times families are “wowed” by an agency’s specialty programs only to later realize one of the key services needed is not available from their new provider.  You want an agency that takes the time to understand your needs before they start telling you what they can do.

Remember, you are the boss.

Finding a home care agency is a new process for most people but don’t let that put you in the passenger’s seat on this journey.  Just because the consultant sitting in your living room has done this many times, doesn’t mean they should dictate how it will be done for you.  A good agency will offer their expertise to help navigate the process but you remain in the driver’s seat.  In addition, be open about how much home care costs and how much you have to spend.  A good company will work with you and your budget to structure the best home care program for you.

Be prepared.

Remember, the more research you do before you need assistance, the better prepared you will be when the time comes.  Take time now to read an article or ask questions that will help you to know what you want from a home care agency.  It’s always better to start the search before the pressure of necessity kicks in.

If we can help in your search, please contact us at 410-486-5330 to schedule a free consultation.