When you first consider homecare you will run into a lot of preconceived notions and myths about what hiring a home caregiver entails.

Here are five of the most common myths that we hear, and debunk.

  1. No one can take care of Mom and Dad like I can.
    It’s an easy trap to fall into, believing that no one will care for you or your family member as well as you can. The reality is that Sunland is family-run, we treat our staff like family, and your family automatically becomes ours. Moreover, it’s important to note that an outside caregiver can oftentimes provide better care than family because they are more objective.
  2. I’ll lose my independence.
    On the contrary, having a home caregiver creates more independence for a longer period of time. Seniors who have home caregivers live at home longer than those who do not. Caregivers ensure the health and safety of every client, eliminating chances for falls or other risks of injury or illnesses that require hospitalization.
  3. I can’t get homecare if I live in a senior community.
    It’s more commonplace than you think! Sometimes clients need or want more care than their current facility offers. We are available for you no matter where you are.
  4. Caregivers are too expensive.
    While not all home care is covered by insurance, it doesn’t have to be prohibitive. Some seniors cut back on hours needed as well. To note: home caregiver services are less than half of a live-in facility costs.
  5. Home caregivers are 24 hours a day only.
    Our services are available for however little or long you need us.
What other myths have you heard? Contact us today and learn more about what home caregivers really have to offer!

PS – Live far? Not to worry, Sunland can help with that. Read more to see how we have been helping out of state families for years.

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While we attempt to give accurate, up-to-date, and safe information in all of our articles, it's important to note that they are not meant to be a replacement for medical advice from a doctor or other healthcare provider. Always seek the advice of a practicing professional who can diagnose your individual situation. Our blog post content is provided for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.

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