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How to Choose the Right Home Care for Aging Veterans

Home Care for Veterans in Durham NH

November is Home Care Month and when you’re looking into this option for an aging veteran in your family, you may have a number of questions. Home-Care-Veterans-Durham-NHQuestions are good. When you have questions, you generally seek out the answers. The best way to find those answers is by contacting a home care agency in the area, sitting down with an administrator, and understanding the basic services that an experienced home care aide can provide.

Before you make any decision with regard to home care for the elderly veteran in your family, it’s absolutely essential that you sit down and talk to him about this option. Seniors have every right to determine the course of their care. Even though you may be 100% confident that this is the right option for him at this point in time, if he doesn’t agree, you can’t force him to accept help.

The one thing you can do if the elderly veteran is refusing to even consider home care, is to contact an agency and learn as much as possible about the various services they offer. When you begin to realize that an experienced home care aide could actually encourage your elderly loved one to begin taking on new activities and be more active, you can then express those benefits to him. That might be enough to spark interest within him.

Once you have convinced the elderly veteran in your life to consider home care as a viable option, here are some tips that can help you choose the right one.

Tip #1: Include the senior in every step of the process.

You may be the one contacting these agencies, sitting down with an administrator, and learning about the various services they offer, but when it comes to choosing a caregiver, make sure you include the senior in the decision-making process.

Tip #2: Focus on experience.

Experienced caregivers are the best ones to hire when it comes to any senior who requires assistance or care at home. An experienced caregiver would be able to improve safety, focus on encouraging activities, and be responsive to the senior’s needs.

Tip #3: Ask questions.

When you ask questions about the various services, including the hiring process at an agency, you should be met with a willingness to answer those questions. When you are, you’ll know you are choosing the right agency for your loved one’s needs.


If you or someone you know needs the help of caregiver services near Durham, NH, contact the staff at Atlantic Homelife Senior Care. We provide quality and affordable home care for many disabled and elderly loved ones in our community. Call us at (603) 609-0166 for more information.


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Martha Berk, RN

Owner and Administrator at Atlantic Homelife Senior Care, LLC
Martha Berk has been a registered nurse specializing in geriatrics for more than 20 years. Her goal was to create a company that would allow seniors to stay in their homes and enjoy the home life they always had. She believes seniors should not have to give up the lives they have always known just because they need a helping hand. She is committed to help seniors maintain quality of life and live every moment to the fullest!