Information and Knowledge Cure Fear For Those Considering In-Home Care For A Senior

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by Patricia LaCroix, Contributing Writer

Often, people who desperately need in-home care for a senior loved one still resist doing so.


For the same reason that people don’t do things in general: fear.

In the case of in-home care, fear can manifest itself in the following ways.

Fear of the unknown.

Fear of the costs.

Fear of losing control.

Fear of a lack of quality in the care provided.

But like any other fear, information and the knowledge it provides can combat the fear and, ultimately, can help people who are currently caring for a family member or a friend get the in-home care that’s critically needed.

If you have stumbled upon this article, you’ve probably been searching for the information that you need to get started with in-home care. Good news! You’re on the verge of receiving what you need to know to make a smart, informed decision regarding the care of your senior loved one.

Explore our website

Over the years, we’ve been providing information on this website to help family caregivers in a variety of ways. Here’s a list of what you can check out and discover by exploring our website!

Our guide on affordable in-home care

If you navigate over to our home page, you’ll find an opt-in box to receive a FREE guide on affording in-home care. (CLICK HERE to get to the HOME page. The opt-in box is on the upper right side of the page.)

This guide addresses one of the biggest fears among those who hesitate to get in-home care: the cost. In-home care doesn’t have to be expensive. There are ways to knock down the costs, and our free 17-page downloadable booklet explores a great number of them. Chance are good that you’ll be pleasantly surprised by your options and the support you can receive.

You’ll also be entered into the subscription of our FREE newsletter, which provides helpful hints and tips for family caregivers on a monthly basis. Of course, you can unsubscribe at any time.

Family Learning Center

On the website, you’ll also find out about our FREE online Family Learning Center. This site is extremely helpful for those who are family caregivers and are providing some or possibly all care at this time to a loved one. When you sign up for free, you’ll receive access to training and education on how to best care for older adults.

Our “News You Can Use” blog

Once a week, we provide helpful information regarding not only family caregiving but also information on professional in-home care and how you can receive such help for your senior loved one — and for yourself — via our blog. We call it “News You Can Use.” And it truly is!

One such article explains the benefits of in-home care and why it could be the right choice for you and the person for whom you provide care. CLICK HERE to read it now!

Another article lists questions you’ll want to ask of any care provider. You can read more about that by CLICKING HERE.

Family caregivers often suffer from an enormous amount of stress and caregiver burnout. Many of our articles deal with that as well. You can CLICK HERE to visit one of those articles right now.

Our articles are organized by month and year, going all the way back to 2015. And, they are all searchable via keywords. Use the search bar in the right-hand column to search up any keywords that relate to any topics, concerns, or problems you’d like to have more information about, including receiving care at home for a senior or veteran.

Talk to a member of our staff and receive a free consultation on in-home care

When considering in-home care, you don’t have to go it alone. We encourage you to not be afraid to reach out for help directly from us at Care & Comfort at Home, specifically if you are in the Chicagoland area, where we can help assist you directly with your in-home care needs.

Our in-home consultations are FREE of charge. There is no obligation to use our services. And you’ll receive the information you need to release the fear, make sound decisions, and take appropriate action. Many of our clients say professional in-home care from Care & Comfort at Home was one of the BEST things they could have done, both for their senior loved one and for themselves. To learn more about what they have to say, visit our TESTIMONIALS page by CLICKING HERE.

To receive the free consultation, you can either call us at 630-333-9262 or visit our CONTACT US page by CLICKING HERE.

Fear freezes us. But knowledge sets us free. By learning all you can about in-home care and your many options, you can finally take action that could be life-changing for the better.