What Kind of Caregiving Assistance Do I Need; Important Questions to Ask

By: Audrey Miller MSW, RSW, CCRC, CCLCP
CARP February 2009

As a Geriatric Care Manager, I receive inquiries from families regarding assistance for themselves and their older family members. There may come a time when a family member says: “I just can’t do it anymore all by myself”.  Along with the decision to explore caregiving assistance, there are many questions that usually follow. What assistance is needed? Will it be few hours per day, a few hours per week, or is it full time 24 hour assistance that we need?

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