With an ever-increasing number of senior citizens in the United States, the odds are great that you are, or soon will be, involved in the care of an elderly family member. Whether you live nearby and are able to provide frequent care or live far away and can contribute financial support, there may come a time when professional assistance is needed.
But how do you know when it’s time for professional elder care assistance? The simple answer is, whenever it becomes apparent that the current care system is no longer working well. The more complicated answer is, it could depend on several factors, such as aging relatives no longer able to safely live on their own in their own home or in a retirement community. Perhaps constant medical attention is required or the level of care necessary is beyond the skill or resources of the family. In some cases, an elderly family member is receiving good care while living at home but the primary caregiver has become burnt out, emotionally and physically overwhelmed by the daily responsibilities.
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