By Kuʻunani De Monte
Do you need a care home?
Deciding whether a care home is the right solution to support your senior is an important decision to make as a family and it can be an intimidating task if you don’t know where to start. A variety of factors such as level of care, needs of the patient, and financial resources available often play key roles in making your decision.
Family is everything and at Caregiver’s Heart Hawaiʻi, we believe in providing you with the best information to help you make informed health care decisions for your loved one. Over the next few weeks, we will be discussing the basics of what you should know, prepare for, and look for when trying to find the right care home for your kupuna.
Here are a few care home essentials to learn about that will help to get you started on your journey:
The first step in starting your care home hunt is understanding the level of care that your senior needs. Level of care refers to how much assistance your kupuna needs to do day-to-day activities and caring for themselves.
Experience of the Caregiver
Do you know what to look for in a caregiver? At Caregiver’s Heart Hawaii, we partner with over 200 care homes in Hawaii and visited and talked to every caregiver in-person. Each caregiver has their own experience and background that they bring to their care.
One of the primary factors in finding the right care home is the finances your family has available to spend on senior care. Care homes are an important cost to plan ahead for as much as possible. Understanding the true cost for senior care will help you find a solution that works for your family’s budget.