According to a study conducted by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, 72% of family caregivers live within a twenty-minute drive of their loved one they provide home care for and 13% live within an hour. This means that 15% of all informal family caregivers live an hour or more away from those they provide home care services for.
Long-distance caregiving is generally a much more difficult task and takes a greater amount of planning
For most family caregivers, home care is not something that lasts for a week or two. A family caregiver will likely provide daily in-home care for a family member or friend for months or years at a time. After a while it’s easy to think you have it all figured out and know what’s best for your patient; however, it can be even easier to fall into habits that lead to larger issues down the road.
It takes a full crew of people to guide a ship safely back to port. The same is true when planning which home care agency is right for you and your family. While it may be easy to go with the first local home health care company that appears on a Google search, time should be taken to get to know the home care professionals that work there and determine if they truly have your best interest in
As a Minneapolis home care agency, Best Home Care is proud of the state we call home. Even though the winters can be nothing short of brutal, Minnesota is a wonderful place to live, work, and play any time of year. We may be biased but we believe that Minnesotans are the nicest and most generous people you’ll ever meet. Visit anywhere else in the world and you’ll soon understand the meaning of “Minnesota Nice.”