Asking for help is hard. We are taught from a young age to value independence and self-sufficiency. Asking for help involves acknowledging your limitations as well as being vulnerable. Many seniors rank losing their independence higher than any other fear. They may worry that asking for help is the first step to losing their independence and therefore shy away from the topic of hiring a professional home care agency.

Why a Little Help Can be a Good Thing

In reality, accepting some assistance can help seniors maintain their independence and autonomy. This is particularly true when help comes from trained professionals who understand the challenges of aging and have the resources, knowledge, and skills to empower their clients. Knowing that the person you hire will be professional and caring makes asking for help easier.

Once you’ve decided to get help,