Carer Pushing Senior Woman In Wheelchair Thanks to the advances in modern medicine, the average 65-year-old American’s life expectancy has increased by approximately 20 years. However, as life expectancy continues to increase, so does the need for competent in-home care. Over 40 million senior citizens have a chronic condition that affects their day to day lives, including 12 million who cannot live independently without an in-home caregiver. To make matters more complicated, many families are unable to provide sufficient care for their loved ones. That’s why an increasing number of Americans are turning to in-home caregivers to help. With the aid of a competent in-home caregiver, your loved one may enjoy a level of comfort and safety in their own home that would otherwise be impossible, allowing you to provide peace of mind for your whole family. Selecting an In-home Caregiver The first step to selecting an in-home caregiver is to assess what your needs are. Here is a short list of questions you should ask yourself to determine the qualities your in-home caregiver should have to meet your loved one’s needs:

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