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019: Finding the Right Home Care Approach

Absolute Trust Talk

Release Date: 11/02/2018

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In episode 19 of Absolute Trust Talk, Kirsten welcomes Francesca Vogel, home care liaison for Home Care Assistance, to the show. Francesca works with seniors and their families to help navigate their specific care needs. Francesca is such a valuable asset in her field, not only because of her 24 years of health care experience but her vast knowledge base and her endless network of connections across the state of California and beyond.

Discussing home care and even potential end-of-life care is not an easy subject for people, but it’s something that every family should talk about so they know and understand their options. Kirsten and Francesca dive into what services a home care assistant provides, who looks for home care, the questions to ask when looking for the right caregiver, the differences between home care and hospice, and why it’s not recommended to hire just a friend or neighbor. Whether you are in the middle of working these issues out with the seniors in your life or are only in the planning stages, this is an episode not to be missed.

Top Three From Episode #019:

  1. Ask questions
  2. Use your resources – Google and Yelp reviews, professionals like bankers and attorneys
  3. Remember you are never alone

Time-stamped Show Notes:

3:24 – What’s happening in someone’s life when they should be thinking about home care?

6:07 – What kinds of services are a professional caregiver hired for?

9:28 – Francesca defines the difference between hospice and home care.

12:10 – Kirsten asks Francesca to discuss who works for and with Home Care Assistance.

20:14 – What do people need to be thinking about when looking for home care assistance?

22:05 – What kind of questions should potential clients ask about how a client care manager works?

23:12 – Why someone should not just hire a friend or neighbor to give home care assistance.

28:55 – When you need to hire home care, do you sign a contract?

35:50 – What do you do when an elderly client is against care?

Episode #019 Freebie:

“We all lose our keys and forget where we put our reading glasses as we get older. It’s normal.”

In this episode of Absolute Trust Talk, home care expert Francesca Vogel highlights how vital it is to educate seniors and their families on their care options and to provide tools to help them age as happily, healthily and comfortably as possible. Family members will see their elder loved ones start to lose their memories and automatically think the worst, but that’s not always the case. As discussed in today’s episode, Francesca is sharing a guide with listeners called How to Spot the Early Signs of Alzheimer’s. It goes through the various things you might be seeing in your loved one and offers a step-by-step guide to help notice the first signs of Alzheimer’s or determine if there might be something else going on. Click here to download your copy now!

Resources/Tools/Links Mentioned in This Episode:

Book Series by Home Care Assistance Founders

  • Mind Over Gray Matter – Mentioned

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