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6 Common Misconceptions About Elderly Care October 24, 2017

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6 Common Misconceptions About Elderly Care, St. Charles, Missouri

At some point in life, you or a loved one may reach the age where it’s time to get some help. But this doesn’t automatically mean you’re going to get put in a nursing home; in-home care is a viable solution for many people. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions about elderly care. The experts at Deer Valley Home Health Services, based in St. Louis, St. Charles, and Berkeley, MO, are here to help separate myth from reality.

6 Misconceptions You May Have Heard About Elderly Care

1. You’ll Lose Your Freedom 

This is perhaps the most common misconception about elderly care, and it’s quite the opposite. In-home senior care allows you to keep your freedom rather than taking it away. Elderly care just helps you make your life happen the way you want it to.

2. It’s More Expensive Than Assisted Living Communities

Not true! In-home elderly care can be far less expensive than a senior living community.

3. Caregivers Don’t Have Any Skills

Not only do caregivers have many skills, but they are also matched with those they care for based on those abilities. For example, if you or your loved one has a specific medical need, a registered nurse will visit the home regularly.  

elderly care4. You Won’t See Your Family as Often

Having in-home elderly care won’t take away from your time with family at all. In fact, they can help you get to and from visits with your family and be there to assist during events. 

5. You Won’t Be Able to Maintain Your Routine 

Quite the opposite again! In-home elderly care actually allows you to stay on your routine because you make the schedule.  

6. It’s Wrong to Let Someone Else Care for Your Family Member

Not at all! We all have lives to live and need help along the way. In-home elderly care helps shoulder some of the load.

In-home elderly care is beneficial to many seniors. If you think it’s right for you or a family member, consider Deer Valley Home Health Services, who provides quality care in Greater St. Louis. See their services online or call (314) 355-3679 to discuss your needs.

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