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How to Find a Home Care Provider for a Loved One with Dementia

If your loved one has begun to show signs of dementia or another chronic memory-related illness, know that you are not alone. There are an estimated 5.5 million Americans living with dementia today; along with current and expanding medical knowledge, we now are able to give caregivers the tools they need to help their loved ones make the most out of their lives even with chronic illness. One choice you might consider is hiring a home care provider to assist your loved one with daily tasks and to help keep them safe. But how do you know which home care provider is trustworthy? With a host of options in the Suwanee GA area alone, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed and unsure where to go from here. Take our tips to choosing the right home care provider-

  • Look for reviews. As consumers become smarter and more tech-savvy every day, nearly all legitimate companies will be happy to point you to customer testimonials ether online or in-person. On the other hand, unlicensed or fly by night services want to stay under the radar without tipping off their potential customers; they frequently change their name and business address once consumers begin to uncover their true nature. Check out the company’s website- does it look legitimate? Are there reviews and testimonials you can read? If there are, you’re more than likely looking at a licensed professional’s site- if not, they probably have something to hide.
  • Beware of high-pressure tactics. Before committing to any home care provider, ask to speak with them in person; most providers will ask this of you so they can get a better understanding of your loved one’s specific needs and challenges. Unfortunately, many companies are beginning to take advantage of confused family members whose loved ones need special care. Do not sign anything without reading it fully, and be a smart consumer- if the representative is pushy or tries to get you to agree to something that you have not fully read, these are signs that the business may be less than legitimate.
  • Ask about transportation services. When deciding on a care provider, you don’t just want your loved one to be healthy; you want them to be happy and fulfilled as well. Ask any representatives you speak with about the transportation services that they provide- Comfort Keepers of Cumming, GA, for example, can help your loved one get to social meetings or even just do some grocery shopping. Transportation services help keep your loved one cognitively sharp, so they are worth investigating. 

Comfort Keepers of Cumming provides in home care services in the following cities and neighborhoods in Georgia:

Buford, Cumming, Flowery Branch, Lawrenceville, Suwanee

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