Why In-Home Senior Care?
There truly is, “no place like home.” It’s difficult to imagine healing or feeling better in a place in which schedules are enforced upon you, strangers and different carers are usual, and different neighbors every time is routine. Or where your comfort stuff, visitors and pets are limited, not to mention the disturbance of fluorescent lights. But fact is, that is the actual scenario when seniors are removed from their homes and left in nursing home facilities so they can receive “better care.” The deeper question is none other than, “better for whom?”
The following are the concrete benefits that come with in-home senior care, FOR the senior:
Keeping the Family Tight
Usually, moving a geriatric to a care facility leads to the division of families. It can require moving to a different town or city, leaving one spouse at home, being separated from an entire household of extended family members, and so forth.
Based on research, the need to connect with family and loved ones is directly proportional to the amount of care needed by the senior. Home care, with the help of licensed, compassionate home care providers, will enable families to remain together and engaged.
Maintaining Independence and Self-Worth
Leaving the home dear to them, being forced to fit their possessions in a tiny room, and having to turn over control over every decisions usually causes seniors to slip into depression, believing they are no longer needed or wanted, or that they just don’t fit in anymore. Based on a lot of studies, seniors would usually rather age-in-place, and, when given such an option, rarely become lonely or depressed. Seniors who age in place, with some professional care provided as needed, tend to be more physically as well as mentally active.
In lots of cases, home care services only cost about 50% of what it would take to move a senior to an assisted living or nursing home facility. This is mainly due to the fact that clients only pay for services they actually need and have used, and simply because there is none of the normally gigantic costs of running a whole assisted live-in care institution.
The average monthly cost for a daily home health care provider is around $3,000 plus – undoubtedly cheaper than the usual $5000 plus monthly bill at a nursing home. Definitely, it is outright wrong to pick home senior care for the cost factor alone, but for those who want a wiser options, this is clearly one.
Then again, it’s obvious that home senior care providers come in all shapes and sizes. Therefore, it is best to do some research and make comparisons before choosing one.