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Aug 10

How far will homecare go?

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With all things considered, at the moment my mother-in-law is going well. My husband and I have been talking about getting her more care in the near future. She is currently staying in our guest house so she is closer by. She was previously renting a small trailer home and it was a chore to get her to move. We would like to keep her here with us until her time comes, if possible. Is round the clock care from home an option if/when it comes to this? How much care will be provided?

Most home care agencies can provide care 24 hours a day. Each agency will have their own policies regarding rates, etc. Some companies can also provide live in caregivers but you do have to account for caregiver sleep time/ breaks. So this is not 24 hour coverage. The best thing to do is hire a reputable company and ask them any questions you may have.

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