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Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Living with a companion/aide

Assuming that you have hired an aide from a home health care agency, you can expect a lot of support in easing your anxieties. It is the agency’s job to answer your questions in advance and resolve any issues that arise. The key to facilitating your satisfaction and comfort is good communication with the agency management and with your aide.

Here are a few tips for establishing positive relationships with your home health care professionals:

• Be completely honest about your needs. Overcome any embarrassment or guilt associated with describing why you need help and what kind of help you need....


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