Assisted living/personal care is much like in-home care in that both offer non-medical services. Both provide services like assistance with activities of daily living, bathing, grooming and dressing, transportation to medical offices and shopping, medication reminders and meal preparation.
Working with an in-home care agency is the best way to find an in-home caregiver because they will usually take care of the business side, such as conducting criminal background checks of employees, providing insurance, managing payroll taxes and maintaining support and training of the caregiver – all things a senior's family would be responsible for if hiring a caregiver through private hire or a referral agency.
Likewise, assisted living/personal care communities like Heritage Senior Living take care of business matters, with many other areas of concern, including opportunities for social experiences. Heritage Senior Living communities can also be cost-effective for residents and their families because of Heritage Senior Living's ability to serve our residents as a community.