The Experiences of Others Can Point Out the Value of Home Care Options

January 6, 2017

Elder Care in Putnam NY

When you go online to shop for a particular product, especially if it’s a considerably expensive item, do you ever look at the reviews? Most people would readily admit they do. Not only do they look at the online star rating, they probably open up the reviews themselves and begin reading at least a few.

When it comes to home care options, how often do we pay attention to what others have to say about it? Wouldn’t it stand to reason that hiring a home care aide is a far more important decision than choosing the right TV?

After all, this home care aide is going to be providing essential support services to a family member or the person looking for these services directly.

It deserves some careful research.

There are plenty of small businesses all across the country that don’t have their clients’ best interest at heart. People have a tendency to be a bit too trusting with regard to websites. It’s easy to set up a website and make it look like this is a company truly dedicated to customer service, care, and support, but that doesn’t make it so. That’s why it’s important to focus on the experiences of others, not just with regard to home care in general, but to specific caregivers or agencies.

Undervaluing home care support.

Many people undervalue the benefit home care offers. They assume a home care aide is nothing different than what they could provide for a loved one. They may see these caregivers is having very little experience or not much compassion or care for their clients.

In the vast majority of cases, this is simply not the truth. The truth is that most caregivers, especially those who work for agencies, do this because they have true compassion for those in need.

By looking at some of the experiences other seniors and their families have had with home care in the past, it becomes clear that a pattern emerges. That pattern involves an improved quality of life, better safety for the elderly client, and even more opportunities for that senior to pursue various things important to him or her at any time.

We can glean a lot by looking at the experiences and even the reviews people have had about home care in the past. Just looking at some discussion threads or forums online can provide a great glimpse into the experiences of others.


If you or an aging loved one are considering elder care in Putnam, NY, contact Star One Home Care and Medical Staffing at 718-733-2222 or 914-362-0899.  Call today!


Patricia Coffie, RN, BSN, MFA

Patricia Coffie, RN, BSN, MFA

Director of Client Services at Star One Home Care
Patricia Coffie, RN, BSN, MFA is Director of Client Services & Director of Phoenix Nurse Aide Training Center. Before assuming the post in 2012, Patricia was the Director or Nursing & Service Delivery at WRC for 3 years where she was the strategic lead for nursing and services to members.

Patricia started her nursing career 19 years ago at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and research institution in New York City, and since then has gained experience in Adult Intensive Care Units (ICU) , Pediatric Care (PICU ), Operating Room (OR) , mental health and community settings. She later moved into director of nursing roles, where she obtained extensive experience in leading and developing the nursing profession. She also pioneered good partnership working with other health care organizations, as well as social services, and the wider community.
Patricia Coffie, RN, BSN, MFA

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