As your loved ones start to age, accidents that they otherwise would have been able to recover from easily may become more severe and require lengthy recovery. Depending on their age it may thrust you into a role of caregiver before you are ready for that role.
An accident may leave you and your loved one without a plan and require you to make split second decisions that could affect the trajectory of their care plan. If you are deciding between employing a home health care agency in Connecticut or providing care yourself, you will have a lot of questions to answer.
- Will I have the time to provide the necessary care for my loved one? For that matter, how much time will be required of me?
- Do I have the capacity in my life to take on the role of caregiver for my loved one?
- Who will be responsible for medical bills and appointments?
- If I take on the caregiving responsibilities, how long will I be committing to performing this role?
- How much does a home health care aide cost and is any of this cost shared by insurance?
These are all important questions you should ask yourself, in consultation with your loved one and certainly with a medical provider. After a significant fall or accident your timeline to ask and answer these questions may be sped up to the point that can be stressful for you. Whichever route you choose between a home health care agency in Connecticut or being the caregiver yourself you are not tied to that decision forever. You should spend some quality time thinking about the choices, but know that at any time if one or the other gets overwhelming or is not fulfilling your loved one’s needs, you can revert to the other one.
After a sudden change in your loved ones medical requirements you will need to be aware of the changing circumstances and make some difficult decisions. You can always contact our office to discuss the options that you might have to help alleviate some of these stressers.