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4 Reasons To Choose Home Care For Your Loved One

IN THE March 20 ISSUE

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As your loved one gets older, it’s time to start thinking about how they’ll be cared for. As much as you might like to do it yourself, it’s not realistic when you have a full-time job and family to look after yourself. If the idea of sending your older loved one to a retirement home doesn’t sit well with you, you’re not alone. glasses

More and more people are choosing home care for a good reason. Statistics show that most people who require full-time care would prefer to be at home. Even though there are many perks that come along with living in an assisted care facility, many people find that leaving their familiar home can be depressing and unsettling.

Here are some of the most important reasons why home care is the best choice.

Safety

In-home care providers are able to give a much more personalized form of care to your loved one. Not only are they there to help with basic tasks like cooking and cleaning, but also navigating around the house. In retirement homes, caregivers have multiple patients to look after.

However, at home, your loved one can be the primary focus of whoever is caring for them. Having the peace of mind knowing that someone is there looking after your older parent or relative is very reassuring.

Quality Of Life

Living in an assisted care facility is hardly the same quality of life as being able to remain in your own home. In addition to having all the comforts of home in one place, patients are also able to maintain a sense of dignity and independence.

Independence is important while maintaining balance with safety. In-home care provides the ability to continue doing things on their own with the help of a skilled professional.

More Affordable

Typically in-home care providers cost significantly less than traditional nursing homes. It’s not always easy to be able to pay for your own needs as well as your aging family member. Therefore, it helps to be able to save money wherever possible, while still ensuring that your loved one is properly looked after.

Family Involvement

Often older family members may feel hurt and frustrated if they are sent to a nursing home. They may feel forgotten or pushed off as somebody else’s problem. However, in-home care allows the family to be involved as well as the caregiver. Your family member may feel less frustrated and abandoned by being able to receive help from their family members as well.

Most family members will be happy with the idea of being able to stay home as opposed to going to a new place and having to start over late in life.

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