Home Care May Cost Less Than Family Caregivers Trying to “Do-It-Themselves”

Home Care in Lowell MI

Caring for an elderly family member or loved one is something most of us face at some time in our life.  With families Home Care in Lowell MIgrowing more and more distant geographically, the issue has become more challenging and complex. Most people are living longer, have better health and capability, and want to enjoy their independence as long as possible. However, professional care is still needed in a variety of ways, and the needs can increase quickly when an elderly person suddenly comes down with an acute condition or injury.

The process of life change to elder care is always difficult. Few people like to willingly jump into a new situation without some comfort level or personal safety zone, and hiring professional elderly care providers is no different.  However, people also realize that with age they can’t do everything they used to and need daily help as well.  Sometime costs is the issue; however, emergency travel, phone bills, unexpected purchases, medical care, time lost from work, lodging and travel expenses, and similar all add up for the family members who are providing care. When one truly starts to aggregate these expenses together on a spreadsheet, professional care suddenly doesn’t see so expensive. Furthermore, professional care providers ensure consistent daily care with trained, qualified professionals.

Seniors have different needs, and it’s important to work through all the options that are available for your loved one.  If you or someone you know needs help with home care services in Lowell, MI, contact Gauthier Family Home Care. We provide quality and affordable home care services in our community. Call us at (616) 258-2300 for more information.

About Dan Gauthier

Dan Gauthier has a long and successful business pedigree. He spent his college years working in the restaurant business and worked in various executive management positions at Universal Forest Products, Inc. over a span of 17 years, and Therm Technology / Family Safety Products for 12 years.

When the recession hit in 2008 Dan was “downsized” from UFP and spent a few years consulting for local companies Amway and Cascade Engineering. During this period Dan’s in-laws were experiencing catastrophic health problems and it required Dan’s wife Marion to focus full time on caregiving for her mother. Marion enlisted help from a local home care agency and it did not go well. This experience led to the creation of Gauthier Family Home Care, a home care agency that is uniquely holistic and family centric. Dan now works full time running GFHC.