Why Should You Always Keep Researching Home Care Services Options?

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Whether you are a family caregiver or your dad’s medical power of attorney, you should always keep researching options for home care services. What’s working for your family right now may change. If you stay up to date, you’ll be ready to address changes as they arrive rather than rush to figure things out when you’re already stressed.

Home Care Services Loudonville OH - Why Should You Always Keep Researching Home Care Services Options?

Home Care Services Loudonville OH – Why Should You Always Keep Researching Home Care Services Options?

Health Can Change Without Warning

It’s said that there are no guarantees in life. That’s very true. Your dad may seem healthy. He could have normal blood pressure when he goes to the doctor. His cholesterol tests come back fine. His doctor says he’s healthy. Months later, he has a serious health crisis and needs help at home.

If you’re already emotional over the sudden change to his health, it’s not an ideal time to start researching the options for care. In addition to deciding how to arrange his care needs, there are worries about finances. You have upcoming medical appointments to schedule. If you have already talked about the possibility of home care services for the future, you’ve already started creating a plan.

Family Members May Find It Hard to Provide Care

Most families think they’ll be able to meet their parents’ care needs. It’s not always as easy as you’d imagine. If you’re working, you’ll be balancing work with your dad’s needs. You may also need to leave time to care for your children and still have time for your spouse or significant other.

If you are repeatedly needing to take hours or days off of work, your boss may not be as agreeable months from now. You may find yourself running out of protection from the Family Medical Leave Act. Laws vary by state, but you may be limited to 12 days in a year’s time period.

Depending On Your Area, Caregivers May Be in High Demand

Your dad may have a lot of caregivers in his area. But, he may live in a town or city where the numbers of caregivers are not as high. If there is a wait list, you want to be on it as early as you can. Most lists for caregivers will keep you on the list if you reach the top and don’t yet need care. You can ask when you call a home care services agency to ask questions.

What you don’t want to happen is have your dad need care and learn there’s a wait. It’s not always the case, but it adds to the stress if you learn it can be months before a caregiver that is able to handle your dad’s care needs are available.

Advanced Research Makes It Easily to Ask Questions

If you’re already researched home care services, you likely have a list of questions ready to go. You may have already gotten answers in advance and just need to schedule services. All you’ll have to do is call a home care services agency and start arranging care. It saves time and reduces stress.

If you are considering Home Care Services in Loudonville OH, call the caring staff at Central Star Home Health at (419) 610-2161.  Providing services for families in Mansfield, Lexington, Bellville, Mt. Gilead, Loudonville, Crestline, Galion, Shelby, Ashland, Wooster, and the surrounding areas.
About the author: Stephen Sternbach
Stephen Sternbach has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Star Multi Care Services since 1987. After the sale of the New York and New Jersey operations of Star Multi Care Services, Sternbach brought the company private where he remains President and CEO of this newly developed $22M home healthcare company. With Sternbach at the helm, Star Multi Care Services employs more than 550 employees, in six offices throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales. 1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002. In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies. Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.