Hiring Home Care – Pt. 1 of 3
When should someone hire home care help?
If your loved one needs assistance with medication, bathing, dressing, cooking, housekeeping, transportation, or other daily activities, and you can’t always be there to help, you might want to consider hiring a home care worker. Before you consider hiring help, ask yourself a few questions. How long do you need the services? Will half a day be enough? Until you get home from work? Round-the-clock care? What type of care would be best for you and your loved one?
It is important to note that:
- A housekeeper or chore worker performs basic household tasks and light cleaning.
- A homemaker or personal care worker provides personal care, meal planning,
household management, and medication reminders.
- A companion or live-in provides personal care, light housework, exercise, companionship, and medication reminders.
This is the first in a series of blogs regarding Hiring Home Health Care Help, provided by Becky Eizen of Feinberg Consulting, Inc.
About the Author
Henry Gornbein is a partner with the full service law firm of Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein, PLLC in Birmingham, Michigan. He is a specialist in all areas of family law and is a certified family law mediator.
He is the author of the book, “Divorce Demystified, Everything You Need To Know Before You File For Divorce” and is currently co-writing with Jack Haynes, PhD, the book “Child Custody Demystified, The Ultimate Guide To The Custody Of Your Children.” He is a frequent blogger and lecturer on all aspects of family law as well as issues involving the impact of social media and what is legal in the digital world in divorce. He is a former chairperson of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, a former president of the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and winner of the Professionalism Award from the Oakland County Bar Association.
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