At some point, home care may become necessary when suffering a degenerative disease. Whether it's having someone come to your house for several hours a day, or live-in full time help, this is a huge step and a difficult one to accept emotionally for patient, caregiver and other family members living in the house. Also the financial ramifications can weigh heavily on a family if the decision to bring professional 24 hour help in is made.
Day time help if only for a few hours each day, is less intrusive to one's family routine, but if a full-time care giver is required to live in the family home, a comfortable and suitable bedroom preferably with it’s own bathroom facilities should be taken into account and made available.
Having a stranger in one's space, helping with the most personal basic daily procedures, can at first feel like an infringement upon one's privacy. It doesn't bother me being undressed or showered by another person, but more the fact that I require this help at all, is physiologically hard to deal with. Swallowing one's pride, and allowing someone to help shower and getting dressed is a hard pill to swallow.