The Reluctant Patient: How the New Year Offers New Opportunities for Home Care Services in Cascade, MI

The New Year is upon us (okay, so it’s not quite here yet, but it might as well be, with the holidays just around the corner and that last week of this year is going to fly by without us even noticing, so let’s just say that the New Year is here. Now is the time to take advantage of all of the wonderful opportunities that exist when it comes to home care services.

For many families, they find that their elderly loved one is usually a reluctant patient. After all, who really wants to admit that they can no longer do some of the things that they used to do when they were younger? There are plenty of reasons why your loved one may be resistant to having an in home care service provider come to his or her home, and you may very well already know these reasons and you may actually understand some of them.

Home Care Services in Cascade, MIHowever, if you don’t understand the reasons why your loved one is reluctant to receive any type of home health care services, then you may not be able to show them, or discuss with them, all of the wonderful opportunities that exist that they can take advantage of in the upcoming year.

First of all, the Affordable Care Act takes hold in 2014. That means there are going to be a great deal of changes to the entire health care industry. Some of these changes will be beneficial; some will make it more challenging to get the right level of care. One of the changes that will be occurring is in the home care services industry.

As more doctors and hospitals are being pressed to release patients more quickly, to move them from the hospital bed to their own beds at home in order to recover from surgery, illness, injuries, and more, that’s going to increase the demand for home health care services. When something like this happens, that generally means there will be different levels of service in the future that weren’t readily available before.

There will also likely be more in home care service providers to choose from, which can mean that your loved one will likely be able to find someone with whom he or she will be more comfortable.

The New Year brings with it new opportunities within home care services, so if your loved one is reluctant to consider it, take the time to learn about all of the new levels of care that are coming.

If you or someone you know needs help with home care services in Cascade, MI contact the caregivers at Gauthier Family Home Care. We provide quality and affordable home care for many disabled and elderly loved ones in our community. Call us at (616) 658-2300 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.
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