Mary Alexander: Hi! I am Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care, and today I am going to discuss how to select an in-home care provider. Try as we might, we can't always be all things to all people. One situation where that is often true is taking care of day-to-day needs of our elderly parents.
Two of the most important issues for seniors are to remain independent and in their own home. But health and cognitive issues can sometimes make normal day-to-day living a bit more challenging. In many cases it may be necessary to move your parents into a Nursing or Assisted Living Facility. Instead, many seniors are able to remain in their primary living quarter with some assistance from professional in-home care providers. In this video series we will help you determine when homecare is needed by giving you the warning signs to look for. We'll also give you some pointers on how to have conversations with your parents about the need for extra care. And exactly what roles these professional caregivers play. In the videos that follow, we'll give you tips and guides for how to select an in-home care provider, including agency and caregiver credentials. After that we'll make sure your decision is going to be the safest choice and discuss what protections you should enquire about. Lastly, we'll provide you with reliable resources for where you can seek more information and guidance. Home Instead Senior Care, the national leader in providing in-home care for seniors is bringing you this video series to help you help your senior loved ones. Helping seniors is something Home Instead has been doing passionately for more than 15 years.
I not only work for Home Instead, but I am a Certified Senior Advisor. More importantly, I am currently a long distance caregiver for my dad and I spent several months caring for my mom locally. So let's get started talking about selecting an in-home care provider.