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Know about non-medical services at the dawn of retirement

By Charles Hopkins Published 08/8/2006 | Social Issues

You must be under the supervision of a doctor in your sixties? But always getting professional medical help may not be feasible. What you require is care and timeliness of your routine. For this purpose you really dont need a doctor or a nurse.

Are you a patient? No, only you have reached an age where you need a support to help you do your works. Not that you are incapable or invalid, but for an effective maintenance of your health you need someones help. Even if your spouse is there do you think she is still in her thirties?

So when you prepare for a retirement life you must know about non-medical services which are prompt and easily available. You can never predict upon unfortunate consequences but definitely prepare yourself with preventions. Non-medical services are somewhat such preventive tools you need from time to time.

Non-medical supporting services are many in the town. But you cannot go for the right selection unless you are aware of the functioning of those. In broader terms non-medical support services come in two forms which you can avail directly at your home. Individual contract system and agencies supply non-medical services.

What ways are you benefited when you hire in contract?

Independent or individual contractors dont belong to any agency. So no supervisor or definite system operates them. You get in touch with them through personal source and place the list of your requirements. Then the negotiation regarding remuneration is fixed. If everything is ok, the person is in to your household.

Sounds very simple and economic as no middleman is involved! But very complicated and risky at the same time because who knows you are letting in a devil in your nest?  There fore try to get wholesome information about the person you are going to keep and simply dont flow in the emotional whirlpool. These are the tactics they often play upon you to make you a fool.

Judge the reliability criteria in the first few months and then build up your dependency.

You must also remember that contractual non-medical services are not liable to give you any sort of replacements when he/she leaves. On the other hand it becomes apart of your duty to take care of the person when sick and pay the medical bills etc. You are employing the guy and you are also responsible for tracking out his whereabouts.

But you are ready to go with this one because of the cheaper deal.

What facilities can you avail from agency services?

If you recruit a person from a non-medical services agency, then the risk factor of hiring a traitor is less. Though the expenses are a bit high but services they provide are up to the mark.

Cooking, washing, cleaning and personal assistance - everything can be provided to you by the agency. And no one can leave without prior notice. You are employing the agency not the individual, so the agency holds a bigger liability. Replacement of staffs is done by the agencies themselves without any delay. 

Even the agencies train their employees and monitor their performance from time to time. The agencies hold the credibility to provide you with higher supports if required. Nursing facilities are also available with them and trained nurses can come down to your place to assist you in living.

Whichever way you prefer thats left up to you. And be sure things turn up well with such support and assistance. Not another burden yet!