Is Home Care Assistance Right For Me?

Author: Crittendon Home Care | | Categories: Assisted Living Services , Caregivers , Elder Care

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As people age, they may find that their physical or cognitive abilities diminish, and they need help performing daily tasks. In this situation, it is important to consider all options when deciding on a form of assistance. Home care services are a great option for those who want to remain in their own home while still receiving assistance. However, if you’re considering home care assistance for yourself or a loved one, you may have a lot of questions. What type of home care services are available? How can I find the right caregiver? What would be the best care option for my family and me? We at Crittendon Home Care have written down information regarding what home care services entail and what you should consider before making your decision.

What is the purpose of home care assistance?

There truly is “no place like home” for clients to remain to keep a level of independence. Statistics show that people really are happier in the comfort of their own homes, and home care is an affordable option to 24/7 nursing home care. Home care assistance can provide a valuable service for individuals and families looking for ways to keep their loved ones safe and comfortable in their own homes. It reduces stress and gives family members more time to spend with each other, and offers peace of mind that your loved one is receiving the best care possible.

What should I look for in a caregiver?

When it comes to finding a qualified caregiver for your loved one, you want someone who is reliable and trustworthy, someone who will treat your senior like family. It’s important that you do your research when selecting a caregiver; ask about experience and qualifications, read online reviews from past clients, and make sure that he or she is licensed and certified in your particular area. Sometimes there is an initial period of transition to something new and the help that is being provided. You have to make it a point to ask or request anything, including information about the experience of the caregivers, operational processes and procedures, and statistical data about the care they provide.


When it comes to caring for those we love, we all want the very best for them. Home care assistance can provide exactly that; however, there are many things to consider before making any decisions, such as assessing daily needs, proposing a schedule, and figuring out a budget for said care. If done correctly, home care assistance can offer peace of mind knowing that our loved ones are receiving quality and compassionate attention while remaining safe in their own homes. Cost(s) vary depending on the following factors: the days and times of hours requested, number of hours requested, location, and level of care needed.

If you are looking for an in-home care and home health agency serving Northeast Kansas, reach out to us at Crittendon Home Care. We take pride in helping families care for loved ones. Our dedicated team is here to provide the care directed by our Registered Nurse care staff.

We service a variety of clients, from those with Long-term Care Insurance, United States Military Veteran’s through the (VA), Kansas Medicaid Waiver Services, and Private Pay. We understand that not one care plan fits all. Daily services can include anything from meal preparation, medication reminders, grocery shopping, hygiene, light housekeeping, companionship, and more. We will take the time to get to know you and develop an individualized care plan that fits your specific needs. We offer services like post-surgical assistance, daily support, care for dementia patients, in-home care for the elderly, wheelchair-accessible transportation, etc.

We offer our services to clients across Atchison, Leavenworth, Lansing, Tonganoxie, Basehor, Linwood, Kansas City Kansas, Effingham, Easton, Cummings, Lancaster, Valley Falls, Ozawkie, Oskaloosa, Troy, Highland, Hiawatha, Horton, Holton, Wathena, Elwood, along with other communities within Atchison County, Leavenworth County, Wyandotte County, Brown County, Jackson County, And Doniphan County in Kansas.

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