When Is it Time for Home Care Services in Los Angeles, CA?

One of the most important questions asked of Caregiving for You, Inc. is how to know when it is time to get in-home care for yourself or for a loved one. The light-housekeeping-for-seniors-los-angelesanswer to this question will vary somewhat depending on your specific circumstances and needs. However, there are a few common themes we hear from our customers…

1) What is your individual convenience level in caring for yourself or for a loved one? In some cases, providing extra care for yourself or a loved one can be simple. In other cases, people find themselves becoming increasingly challenged. Everyone has a different threshold of convenience. If you find yourself becoming increasingly stressed, anxious, or forgetful by your care circumstances, it’s time to consider in-home care.

2) What are the needs of the person who needs care? If you have an elderly relative who is functional but needs a little help running errands or doing housework, it’s easy enough to pitch in. On the other hand, if your loved one has limited self-care abilities, it’s time to consider in-home care.

3) Consider the question of sustainability. I might need to change my lifestyle to accommodate the needs of my loved one, but for how long? If you truly feel that you can keep up your level of commitment indefinitely, maybe you don’t need in-home care. On the other hand, if you honestly feel that you can’t keep up your current level of effort indefinitely, don’t put off the inevitable: transition to in-home care as quickly as possible so that you can establish a new routine for yourself and your loved one.

There’s no one answer to the question of when the time is right for in-home care. 

However, if you consider the points raise here today, you’ll have a better idea of when it’s time for in-home care.

And, if you have any follow-up questions, please contact us (310) 450-0660…we are always here to assist…You are Important to Us!

We pride ourselves in the Best In-Home Care!

 

Caregiving for You, Inc.

About Alicia Aguirre

As a Registered Nurse and primary owner of Caregiving for You, Alicia Aguirre brings over 30 years of hands-on experience as a healthcare practitioner. She began her career in 1980 as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), helping patients in a large convalescent home. In 1984 she transferred to another convalescent care center, added advanced training to her repertoire, and became an Administrator and Activity Director. Alicia worked continuously while raising her daughters, and in 2004 she earned her R.N. licensure. She wanted to make a genuine contribution in her field and to the community with her years of expertise. In 2005 she opened Caregivers U.S.A., Inc. with her daughter, Claudia. Finally, in 2009, Alicia opened Coastal House Residential Care Facility (RCF) in Santa Monica. Alicia is our head Case Manager, meeting with and assessing every client’s needs. She formulates a customized, individualized care plan and matches the appropriate caregiver with each client. During her time off, she enjoys walks at the beach with her husband of 40 years, daughters, and nephew. Alicia’s dream of having her daughters, Claudia and Eva, join her in the medical field has come true. They are carrying on Alicia’s legacy and maintaining her dream of genuinely helping others.
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