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Aging in place is becoming one of the fastest growing trends in long-
Strong demand from the Baby Boomers to stay in their homes has started a growing market for home care agencies in the community, each offering unique programs and product lines that help target the senior population as they continue to age. Before choosing which home care company you want to partner with, here are a few questions you may want to consider asking before choosing an agency:
How long have you been serving our community?
Look for an agency that has been ingrained in the community for some time. Home care is one of the fastest growing industries in the nation and many entrepreneurs are gravitating to the business model to capitalize on the growing need for in-
Are you an independent agency or an affiliate?
When choosing a home care agency, decide if you want to be a part of a larger system or if you’d rather partner with an independent agency. While both have their benefits, it’s important to pick a home care provider that fits your needs, lifestyle and family dynamics. Home care agencies that are incorporated into a health system or are a franchise of a national chain may have more resources at their fingertips but may also have more rigid regulations that may not allow for a tailored care plan. Independent agencies are often better able to personalize care that caters to seniors and their family, but they may not always have health care specialists at their disposal.
What services do you offer?
While many home care agencies offer either medical or non-
If you are planning on rehabbing after a surgery or recent fall, make sure the home care company offers in-
When are your services available?
Many home care agencies are not able to provide care and services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Many more don’t admit patients or see clients after hours or on the weekend. If flexibility is important to your specific care plan, search for a company that can visit you on a timeframe that’s suitable to you.
Also, be sure to know if agency supervisors and staff take calls after traditional office hours. Ask if you’ll be speaking directly to a staff member knowledgeable of the situation or an offsite, on-
Keeping in mind what works best for you and what services you need is crucial to a successful partnership with an in-
Joel Newman is the Director of Business Development for Western Illinois Home Health Care.
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