Why Are In Home Care Services The Preferred Senior Care Option?
It’s true: the overwhelming majority of today’s seniors dream of staying at home rather than moving to a nursing home or assisted living facility. And who can blame them? In home care services let seniors continue to experience a sense of safety and security, with the comfort and familiarity of their own home and community. When frailty and other conditions of aging cause questions to arise about a senior’s ability to remain at home, professional home care agencies, like Home & Hearth Caregivers, provide viable solutions.
Consider these top ten ways that in home care services can impact the lives of seniors:
- Generally, in-home care leads to a higher satisfaction with life.
- Professional home care allows dignity, independence and comfort for a senior.
- Home care promotes healing. Studies have shown that patients heal more quickly at home versus in a hospital or nursing home setting with significantly less chance of re-hospitalization during recuperation.
- Home care supports and keeps families together because it allows them to stay more involved with the care.
- Private duty home care can offer personalized care tailored to the needs of the family and the senior.
- Home care services are delivered one-on-one, assuring more private attention than a nursing home or a facility. There is no “waiting for one’s turn” when care is needed.
- An in-home caregiver produces healthy and nutritional meals that appeal to the individual and can also keep a close eye on the amount of food eaten.
- A personalized daily exercise program can be implemented and followed through, with the added safety of a qualified professional being present.
- One can never underestimate the benefit of the familiarity of home, whether that includes just relaxing in a favorite chair or enjoying the daily cup of tea in a familiar corner.
- Home care offers accompaniment on transportation to and from various appointments, social activities or errands, allowing families more free time together as well as additional peace of mind.
Home & Hearth Caregivers provides individualized in home care services to address each senior’s unique needs, allowing them to remain safe and well, right in the comfort of home. Contact us at 800-349-0663 to learn more about the solutions we can provide for your senior loved one.