In-Home Senior Care
Possibly one of the greatest benefits of receiving in-home care is that it allows you to remain in a familiar environment. Most people want the comforts of home when they are trying to recover from an illness or injury. If you are faced with a recovery situation, a terminal illness, or a debilitating disease, the desire to remain in your own home is strong. Receiving in- home care can give you more determination to hold on to each piece of independence that you can. Choosing in-home care eliminates the stress you would experience if you were faced with having to leave your home and move to a facility.
In-home care is individualized care. When the caregiver is assisting you in your home, there are no other patients or situations requiring their attention. They are in your home to help you. They have chosen to work in the field of in-home care because they want that close connection with their patients. Your care is their top priority. The services you need from an in-home care giver will vary according to your specific situation. You can get a wide range of assistance to enable you to remain in your home even though you have physical limitations.
Another benefit of in-home care is that you and your family can be more actively involved in your care. In- home care workers will advise you and your family members of ways to help you through a recovery period or ways to help you maintain the highest level of independence possible.
Generally, in home care is less expensive than entering a facility.
By remaining at home, you are more likely to remain in contact with friends and family. Friends who normally visit you will continue to do so. Just like you, they are comfortable visiting you in familiar surroundings.
If you own a pet, you will not have to give up the love and companionship of that pet if you choose in-home care. Pets are therapeutic. They have an amazing impact on our lives. They can relieve stress, provide love, lift our spirit, and simply improve our over all state of mind.
There are all types of equipment available and modifications that can be made to your home to allow you to remain there even if your are faced with mobility problems. In addition to medical assistance in your home, you can also receive assistance with meals and housekeeping if necessary.
In-home care allows you to remain in a familiar, comfortable environment where you can maintain a closeness with family and friends. You will receive personalized care from someone who genuinely cares about your medical and personal needs. Being at home in a place where you feel comforted by your surroundings is soothing. Being able to sit in your favorite chair, sleep in your bed, and eat at your kitchen table are all motivating forces to help you work with your care givers to maintain the highest quality of life possible.