For those of us who have chosen to age in place in the homes we live in now, in-home health care will eventually become a consideration. Even with our membership in the Washington Park Cares Village, Bill and I may someday need more help than can be provided by volunteer neighbors.
This is why I was interested to hear a recent interview by Kari Barit on The Unexpected Caregiver, broadcast by KYMN in Northfield Minnesota every Thursday. She talked with Carey Lindeman who owns a local in-home health care agency that sounds like one I might like to hire. You can hear the original broadcast at The Unexpected Caregiver The Promise of Care with Carey Lindeman.
Carey’s new ideas about in-home care include assigning a dedicated caregiver to each client to provide for continuity of care and for the possibility of a true relational connection to grow between client, family caregivers and the professional agency caregiver. Simple, but profound.