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How to Assess the Need for Long-term Elderly Care August 10, 2016

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How to Assess the Need for Long-term Elderly Care, Manhattan, New York

Elderly care for a family member is a difficult subject to broach no matter how you approach it. No one likes to accept that they may not be as fit to care for themselves as they once were, but BNV Homecare Agency in Rego Park is dedicated to helping New York families discuss these difficult subjects and get the services they need. 

The following are a few things to consider when assessing the need for elderly care:

  • Let A Professional Help: A person in a position of authority can be an excellent mediator in a stress-filled situation, helping to calm anxieties and provide solid advice. A physician can be the perfect choice for this conversation.
  • elderly careConsider Medical Needs: Is the person in a wheel chair? What ailments do they suffer from? What do they need from a healthcare provider? Make a list of the answers to these questions to help you decide what level of care is appropriate for your loved one's situation.
  • Consider Your Options: Understandably, no one wants to have to leave their home. Personal care aides, companion care, and home health care can all be great alternatives to nursing homes. However, if your loved one needs around-the-clock care, you may have to consider a long-term facility to meet their needs.

Taking the above steps into consideration can ease the difficult time of helping your elderly loved one receive the care they need. For more information about the wide range of elderly care services available, call BNV Homecare Agency at (718) 459-1900. You can also visit their website for more specifics on all of their home care services.