CNA, LPN, RN: Who Will Best Care for My Elderly Parent?


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Making the decision to hire in-home care for an elderly parent can be overwhelming. No matter how sure you are that you have made the right decision to keep your loved one at home, there are still a number of unknowns.

One of the most common questions family members grapple with is the level of care their loved one requires. Further complicating matters is the fact that there are so many options available today. These options range from certified nursing assistants (CNAs) to licensed practical nurses (LPNs) to registered nurses (RNs). In some cases, there also will be occupational or physical therapists in and out of the home. Read more

Home Care Options Explained

Cargiver in home

There are several options available to those who have an elderly parent being cared for at home. You can find a list of resources that will help explain the language that caregivers use when designing an in home care program. One article in particular is worth digging into further.

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Links to help with Hiring a Caregiver for In-Home Help


When a family hires an in-home caregiver to take care of an elderly parent or loved one, they are often unfamiliar with what type of care their parent needs. The process can especially overwhelming when a family is unfamiliar with the types of caregivers available. The following links will help define some of the terms used by caregivers. Read more