Home care is available for all ages. However, agencies typically specialize in one age group.
A home care company’s ability to find the best caregiver for your loved one is
extremely important—particularly with regard to the certifications and skill sets needed to care for your loved one properly. These skills vary by age group—the correct skills to care for an 88-year-old man with dementia vary significantly from those required to care for an 8-year-old girl with autism.
A home care company’s specialization will also make a difference in their insurance and bonding coverage, which is different for children and adults.
When looking for home care for an aging loved one, you are better off going with a home care company that specializes in caring for aging adults, such as Right at Home.