In-home care gives families the confidence and peace knowing their aging loved ones are comfortable at home and receiving professional, compassionate, and personalized care.
In many cases, it’s the most satisfying form of senior care and sometimes more affordable than other types of care. There are lots of other reasons for the growing demand for our services, too.
Home care offers a person with individual needs to stay home. The services might be for people who are getting older, who are chronically ill, who are recovering from surgery, who live with a disability. Home care services include:
- Personal care, like help with bathing, washing hair, shaving, or getting dressed.
- Homemaking, like cleaning the house, yard work, and laundry.
- Cooking, meal preparation, shopping, picking up medications, or delivering meals.
- Health care services from a home health aide.
You can get almost any type of assistance at home that you want or need. Some services are free or given by volunteers. Many others you have to pay for out-of-pocket. Sometimes community-based services, offered by local or the state government, covers the cost of care.
Home Care services vary from simple companion care to more complex personal care needs and monitoring. The primary benefits offered include:
- Delivered in the comfort of home
- Promotes healing
- Provides a safe place for contagious infections
- Easier for family and friends to visit
- Allows freedom and independence
- More affordable than inpatient care (recovery care) at a nursing facility or hospital
- Tailored to the specific needs of each person
- Person-centered care designed for the needs of the senior
- Reduces re-hospitalizations
- Prevents or postpones institutional living
Protects Personal Freedom
Once the transition to a health care facility occurs, particularly a nursing home, a senior gives up a significant amount of freedom. So, if a loved one can remain at home safely with some level of care, they’ll maintain more privacy and dignity. And they can “call the shots” to a greater extent about their personal choices regarding meals, schedules, and other activities of daily living.
When a loved one is aging and has an acute or chronic illness, it is critical that they receive appropriate nutrition, medication, rest, and medical supervision. For many people, home health care workers can help loved ones maintain their level of wellness for a longer period.
Research shows that home health care services:
- Improve clients’ ability to walk or move around,
- Get in and out of bed and have less pain when moving around,
- Improve bladder control,
- Get better at bathing,
- Become short of breath less often,
- Require less urgent, unplanned medical care in general and related to a wound.
Compare the costs to what you would pay for a loved one to live in a nursing home or assisted living facility.
Studies show that for people living with chronic illness or disability, living at home is often the best option for physical and mental well-being. It’s difficult to quantify the advantages of companionship for someone needing home care, but research indicates that social isolation can do as much harm to someone’s health as smoking.
Reduces Stress for Client and Loved Ones
Home Care services benefit a senior who has more needs than family members can provide due to work, or need time away from care responsibilities. Home care staff can help families to avoid the missing family time, children’s activities, and declining career opportunities.
If you’re considering home care services, ask the following questions that help to find the best provider for your needs.
If you’re recovering from surgery or need long-term care for chronic illness, or you have a loved one facing a similar situation, home care offers medical and household care.
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