In-home care has been growing rapidly over the last few years. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted this growth as it has remained one of the safest types of senior care that exist. It’s been growing so quickly that many in the industry are expressing concerns that in-home care may be expanding at the expense of other established types of care, such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities. While this might be the case in some instances, it should never be the goal. Senior care is not a competition between different service providers. Each care company or service should be adding to the field as a whole, rather than attempting to take business away.
This type of approach looks at senior care as a zero sum game. There can only be one winner in this mindset. In reality, the fact is that each type of care and each company adds something unique to the field, something that might be ideal for one person, but not for another. Additionally, the growth of a business like this is only sustainable when a real and helpful service is being provided. In-home care can do a lot for a family, but it can’t do everything. There are some instances where it is not a good choice for a family. This is why it’s so important that other types of care not be neglected. What’s great in one instance may actually be harmful in another.
This is a topic that we’ve covered quite a bit on this blog over the last several months, so if it is something that you’d like to learn more about, please feel free to peruse the blog to learn more about how in-home care can help improve health for an older loved one.
As we’ve often observed, people get overwhelmed because there are so many choices out there when it comes to the types and variations of senior care that exist. Ultimately, the presence of many choices is a good thing. It allows people to pick and choose the elements of care that are going to be the most helpful for them. It gives people the opportunity to look for care that more closely aligns with their goals. More choices can certainly be confusing, but luckily, there are plenty of opportunities to navigate this.
First, start with what your family’s needs are. Odds are, even with a minimal knowledge of what senior care can do for you, you have clear goals in mind for what you’d like to accomplish. Once you’ve done this, you have a logical starting place to work with.
Do we want your business? Of course! But more importantly, we want your family to find the best care solution for your unique needs. There are more options out there than ever before–and that’s a good thing. If you’re not sure where to start, we can help. We offer free consultation services for exactly this purpose. Give us a call today and we would be honored to help you get started.