Shift your budget to accommodate the care costs
In most cases, home care is paid out-of-pocket by the family, couple, or person receiving services. Medicare does cover some home health services for those who qualify. These are smart ways you can make your home safer for aging parents.
Redefine your responsibilities as the primary caregiver
Tamas Panczel - Eross/Shutterstock
Things will change when a home care provider is in the picture, but you still have a role. During the initial adjustment period, and as the relationship progresses, you may need to serve as a mediator. You’ll likely remain the point person for your family member’s care needs going forward.