I have a family member in a facility but would they be safer at home? That is a question many are asking themselves during these uncertain times. Headlines from around the country tell a grim story of high infection and mortality rates inside of some nursing homes. It is important to note that many nursing homes have done an amazing job of keeping their residents safe. However, the headlines do raise an important question. Would my loved one be Safer at Home? What is the emotional toll on my loved one at being isolated and not able to interact with other family members? Every family’s situation is different which means there is no standard one size fits all answer. To answer these questions many factors need to be considered. I have listed a few here, this is by no means a comprehensive list. 1. Do we have a safe place for our loved one to reside, one that is conducive to providing care? 2. What level of care do they need? Medical or non-medical care? 3. Do we have family, friends, or paid staff to assist with their care? 4. Will this put an undue strain on the rest of the family? 5. What are the financial ramifications of bring our loved one home? You don’t have to go this alone, our member agencies can help you think through these questions and help you come to the decision that is right for you and your family. We can also view your home and make recommendations and suggest assistive devices that will make caregiving easier. For more information contact one of our member agencies today.