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Helpful Questions to Ask when Considering Home Care Services

Home Care Services in Massillon OH

As parent’s age, they are prone to a number of new health concerns and issues. As a result of these issues, they may not be able to live on their own. At this point their adult children are faced with the Home Care Services in Massillon OHdecision of how to ensure they receive the highest level of care now and into the future.

Most seniors prefer to stay in their own home, where they are comfortable and where the surroundings are familiar.  In home senior care services offer a number of benefits, with the primary one being that seniors are able to stay in their own home. Prior to choosing this option, there are likely some questions that need to be answered. Some of the most common questions about in home care are highlighted here.

How to know if in home care is right

It is important to evaluate their heath conditions, financial resources, and the availability of their family, as well as the physical environment of the home. The primary concern will be the safety and health of the senior. For example, is the senior going to be happier staying in his or her own home?  Will his or her life be improved if there is someone to help with day-to-day tasks?

Also, it is important to consider the home where they live. Does it seem to be a safe environment? Are there problem areas, such as staircases or slippery floors? Considering all these factors will help determine if in home care is the right senior care option.

Where can reliable in home care be found?

There are two primary options for hiring in home care providers. They can be found through an established agency or by hiring someone that the elderly person knows. In most cases, it will be a better idea to hire a professional for these services, since they will understand how to ensure the senior receives the specific care they need.

What is the cost for home care?

In some cases, Medicare will cover in home care services, but they will have to be ordered or prescribed by a doctor to ensure they are covered. However, in most cases, in home care is not covered by insurance and most professional senior care providers will expect a salary between $15 and $30 for their services.

Taking the time to understand the most common questions related to in home senior care can help adult children make the decision of whether or not this service is right for their parents. If it is, finding a reputable provider of these services is essential. This can be easier said than done, but with a bit of research, it should not be a problem to find a quality and reputable in home senior care provider for an aging parent.

If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring professional home care services in Massillon, OH, call the caring staff at Rather Be Home Senior Care at (330) 915-4575 today!


Deidre Scott, Founder

Owner, Founder at Rather Be Home Senior Care
Deidre Scott is the founder of Rather Be Home and has always found her passion in the health and well-being of others. Shortly after receiving her bachelor's degree she worked for Bristol Myers-Squibb as a cardiovascular representative. Her specialties included blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol. She then worked 15 years with Procter & Gamble where she educated Veterinarians on how nutrition could help nutritionally manage various disease states such as kidney failure, colitis and diabetes in cats and dogs. During that time she pursued her education further and received her MBA.

She founded Rather Be Home in 2014 after seeing the tribulations her friends were having with their aging parents. Hard decisions need to be made and no one knows where to go for help. Having lived with her grandparents most of her childhood and helping her grandma care for her grandpa it just seemed natural to open a home care business. Deidre is also a certified instructor for CPR/First Aid & AED through the American Red Cross and a State Tested Nurse Aide registered through the Ohio Department of Health. Currently she is undergoing classes to become a Certified Senior Advisor. She sets rigorous standards for her company as well as the caregivers she employs.