By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D. –
Most people want to continue living independently in their own homes long into their retirement years. Remaining self-sufficient in familiar surroundings is important to many seniors. Unfortunately, certain situations — a sudden illness, a chronic condition, and the very fact of aging — affect a person’s ability to care for themselves and/or effectively manage their daily living. These situations oftentimes create health and safety concerns for family members and loved ones. Since most people prefer to be cared for in their own home rather than be placed in a nursing home or other facility, family members often become the primary caregivers, taking on all the responsibilities that go with keeping up the quality of their loved one’s lives. However, when caring for themselves becomes progressively too difficult, or when the responsibilities of family members become overwhelming, it is time to consider professional In home care.
Being able to receive senior home care services has numerous advantages for everyone involved. You or your loved one can remain in a familiar, comfortable environment, enabling energy and resources to be focused on proper care, thus receiving the full attention of caregivers who are solely concerned with particular needs ensures proper care is given.
Every day, more and more families turn to services that are provided in the comfort and safety of home. Not only is it the most satisfying form of senior care available, but it can also be significantly more affordable than other forms of care like: nursing homes or assisted living communities. There are many reasons for the growing demand of Private In Home Care services including:
- Delivered at home ~ There are such positive feelings that all of us associate with being at home. When we are not feeling well, most of us ask to go home. When we are feeling well, we enjoy the sanctity our home and the joy of being with loved ones.
- Personalized care ~ Home care is tailored to the needs of each individual. It is delivered on a one-to-one basis.
- Prevents or postpones institutionalization Independence and Freedom ~ None of us want to be totally dependent and helpless. With some assistance, seniors can continue to function as viable members of society. Hospitals and nursing homes offer more regimented, regulated environments. Home care offers a reassuring, individualized setting that allows the recipient to stay on their schedule.
- Promotes healing ~ There is an abundance of evidence that proves patients heal more quickly at home. Few patients choose to be placed in a nursing home, unless it’s the only place where they can obtain the 24-hour care that they need. In home care is available 24/7.
- Reduces stress ~ Unlike most forms of health care which can increase anxiety and stress, home care frequently has the opposite effect.
- Provided by special, caring people ~ By and large, in home caregivers look at their work, not as a job or profession, but as a calling. Home caregivers are trained and dedicated to the care recipients.
- Affordable ~ The evidence is convincing that, for many services, in home care is less expensive than other forms of care, including nursing homes and assisted living communities. In general, in home care costs only one-tenth as much as hospitalization and only one-fourth as much as nursing home placement to deal with comparable health problems.
- Extends life ~ A study by the U.S. General Accounting Office has established that people receiving home care tend to live longer and have a better quality of life than those receiving care in institutions. Not only do in home care services add years to life, but life to years.
Home care services have become the preferred form of care for seniors. Society is becoming increasingly more accepting of home care, which has in turn increased the demand for such services over the past few years.
If you or a loved one is considering having a Senior Care Provider come to your home so that your daily existence is made easier, you may be wondering what to expect. Basically, caregivers come to the home and perform household chores such as laundry, meal preparation and basic housework. They may also run errands and provide transportation to medical appointments as well as social obligations. If you have questions about what to expect from a senior home care company, you should contact Private Care At Home serving Charlotte, Lee and Collier Counties. Licensed, Bonded and Insured for further assistance by calling 239-431-4548.
Our Senior Caregivers, Companions and Homemakers are not nurses and do not perform medical services. However, the majority of clients who are receiving medical care can use our adult care services for all non-medical in home care needs and save themselves substantial amounts of money.
You can be assured that you and your loved ones will get the “Best care, from the Best caregivers’ at the Best price!”