Home Health Agency providing services
to the entire state of Delaware
If you’re at all like my mom, you don’t want to pay for home care.
Maybe you’re not quite at the point where you need additional help; you’re making do on your own.
Or maybe you’ve had a bad experience with a company.
I could spend all day telling you how home care enhances choice, increases health outcomes, promotes independence and aging in place, but I also completely acknowledge that there are times when doing care “on your own” is the best option for you and your family.
Silver Lining remains ready to knock your socks off when you are ready for an agency, but in the meantime, we wanted to give you the resources to do care on your own. I’m going to cover:
There are 2 options for doing care on your own:
1. Do it yourself. And possibly get paid. You may be in an area where you can get paid to take care of a loved one. For a thorough article on this, read Programs That Pay Children to Care for Their Aging Parents. Both Delaware and Pennsylvania have some programs where you can get hired or trained by an agency permitting you to be paid a specific wage for the approved hours of care. I can personally attest to the power of these organizations and resources; my mom and I are both enrolled in a program to be a caregiver for my sister with special needs.
2. Contract your own workers. You can hire your own people to take care of you or your loved one. With this option, it is possible to save money because: (a) you won’t be paying employer-related taxes (since these individuals will be independent contractors) and (b) you won’t have overhead costs like a full-service agency does. If you’re considering hiring your own caregiver, continue reading so that you can plan for the best possible experience.
4 Must-haves to Have in Place:
5 Questions To Answer In Preparation Of A Caregiver Search
4 Topics You Should Research Before Hiring A Caregiver
While there is a lot to consider before embarking on managing care on your own, it can be done and can be a good fit for your circumstances. If an agency is still in your consideration, our Glance Chart in the Planning and Resources section of our resources page will help you compare agency types.
Here’s to life to the fullest,
Tiffany Rubin, Founder/CEO
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