There may be times when care expectations are unmet. Learn about common home care challenges that might be encountered and the various tools and strategies for dealing with them.

What is the problem or challenge?

It is likely that a missed home care visit will occur. This can be stressful for caregivers and individuals receiving care. Because of distance, ability, or other factors, caregivers may be unable to provide care so privately-funded programs or services may be required.

Why does this problem exist?

Missed visits can occur due to illness, weather, transportation, and access to available care providers.

What can I do about this problem?

Missed visits are often unpredictable and out of caregivers’ control. This can be frustrating and lead to feelings of powerlessness. However, there are things that can be done to ensure the issue is known, and prepare for future missed visits.

What can I do about this problem?

Try the tools below to help with meeting new care providers:


Preparing for Missed Care Visits