Challenges and obstacles are an unavoidable part of being a personal care assistant. These challenges not only present a real danger for the home care patient but also the personal care assistant as they work to provide quality home care. Instead of shying away from these challenges, a home care professional should embrace them by learning as much as they can about and preparing for the problem at hand. A past Best Home Care blog provided links
Providing home care for a family member or friend is one of the most important tasks you will ever have. However, it is a safe bet that when the time comes you will have little experience at home care and won’t know where to start when it comes to being a great personal care assistant. This lack of preparedness can often lead to trivial mistakes in your home care services that waste time and might harm your family
A recent study from the Pew Research Center found that two out of every five adults in the U.S. currently provide home care for a sick or elderly relative. The researchers also found that the number of caregivers in the country increased by 10% from 2010 to 2013. Experts believe that this rise in family caregivers is due to more Baby Boomers requiring care and their inability to afford professional home care because of a down economy.