5 Commonly Held Myths about Home Care for Seniors Debunked

Speaking to families who care for loved ones that require home care assistance it appears that guilt, stress, and angst are three characteristics that are almost always brought up. The majority of these negative emotions are caused by error and through misconceptions that were learned from friends, co-workers, distant relatives etc. The purpose of this article is to help you avoid these negative feelings. You have enough to manage without the added stress. To put your mind at ease, our home care providers in Vancouver, South Surrey, Surrey, Lower Mainland, Fraser valley and White Rock are ready to debunk 5 commonly held myths about senior care.

Myth #1: Home Care is for the Very Ill Only

While home care can be helpful for those suffering from chronic or acute illnesses, it is not limited to them. In fact, there are two types of home care: medical and non-medical care. Medical care is often used by clients who are recovering from an illness or injury or for people who need help taking care of chronic conditions. Non-medical care provides assistance with daily living (ADLs), activities, such as eating, bathing, dressing, transportation, and small movement.

Myth #2: Home Care is too Expensive

Many families who have never hired someone to assist them with home care hold the misconception that it is unaffordable. Fortunately this is just a misconception. When you consider the costs of a nursing home or assisted living facility as well as the financial strain associated with working less hours in order to take care of someone requiring home care, the cost of hiring an in-home home caregiver is much less. Ace Personnel home care providers in Vancouver, South Surrey, Surrey, Lower Mainland, Fraser valley, White Rock work within your budget and try to accommodate all sorts of schedules.

Myth #3: Home Care Staff are Unskilled Labourers

Care workers are far from being unskilled. In fact, they are among the most skilled healthcare workers. As a home care provider, Ace Personnel ensures their staff members in all locations (Vancouver, South Surrey, Surrey, Lower Mainland, Fraser valley, White Rock) are trained to carry out the tasks they are expected to do before they even start work. We also have opportunities to increase their skills or specialize in certain areas as needs and opportunities arise. You should always ask the provider what training and experience their staff during the screening process.

Myth #4: Home Caregivers are not usually left Alone with Elders

Another misconception is that care receivers are in the hands of those who are not family members and hence may not receive as much care and attention. Though it is completely natural to be worried about the level of care your loved one receives, you can rest assured that they will be in safe hands. The Ace Personnel senior care team is composed of qualified professionals from the industry with commendable records and experience spending time alone with their patients. Ace Personnel will gladly provide references for our professional caregivers upon request.

Myth #5: You have limited choice on who the new Caregiver will be

Your safety, security and comfort are at the top of our priorities. We realize it can be daunting for someone new to help out in your home. Remember, you have full control, flexibility and choice over your home care service. Each of our senior caregivers is selected specifically to match you and your loved one’s individual needs and we will do everything in our power to set aside any concerns you may have when making the placement.
Ace Personnel is a Full Service Household Staff Placement Agency providing home care services to families and individuals in Greater Vancouver; the Lower Mainland and throughout British Columbia. We represent experienced, qualified and reliable caregivers, nannies and skilled homemakers.

Ace Personnel is Family owned and operated for over 38 years, with a core focus on establishing and maintaining long term relationships and providing you and your loved ones with continuity of care.

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