Your elderly loved ones expressed that they want you, not some stranger, to take care of them as their needs increase and they become more dependent on you, physically, emotionally and mentally. At first, it’s manageable. You check in weekly to see if they’re ok, and occasionally you and your spouse take turns running to the pharmacy on their behalf. After your mother’s first accidental fall, however, you are considering moving your parents to an assisted facility because your father is too physically weak to help her with mobility. You want to hire a caregiver, but they want you. What do you do?
The Risks of Workforce Re-Entry for Women
Females are more likely to cut back on hours or quit entirely from their jobs, but the promise of a job on the other side of 24 hour caregiving is slim. It’s much harder for women than for men to re-enter the workforce. Factors such as your age, gap of employment, level of education and work experience play a factor. If you still have many years before retirement, can you afford to quit your job now?
Weighing Your Options
After weighing your pros and cons, remember that you are the one who has to live with the consequences of your decisions. Just as your parents used to make decisions in your best interests (whether you liked it or not), you now have to make decisions in the best interests of all parties involved. If hiring a professional in-home caregiver is your final decision, A-1 Home Care will be right here waiting.
Why A-1 Home Care?
We are very meticulous in the caregiver selection process. To ensure your happiness, wellness, safety and security, we screen all live-in and live-out caregivers for their criminal background, DMV records and professional references. A-1 Home Care is one of the few licensed, bonded and insured home care agencies in California that delivers top-notch quality care at competitive rates.
For a free consultation, call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or visit www.diamondbarinhomecare.com for elder care services in Diamond Bar, Covina, Glendora, Azusa, City of Industry, Whittier, Pico Rivera and surrounding cities.