People who age at home live longer. For most people, the quality of life is far better at home than anywhere else, and the cost of home care is less expensive than assisted living. But as a family caregiver, you can't do it alone. You need help, and you need to select caregiver you can trust.
There are many providers of home care, from independent, self-employed caregivers offering private services to professional home care agencies. While self-employed caregivers may be less expensive at the outset, the benefits of hiring a professional agency are well worth the extra money.
Listed below are some of the pros and cons of hiring an independent caregiver vs. hiring through a caregiving agency:
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