The Benefits of Home Care
The majority of seniors do not want to leave their personal residence to live with a relative or move into a care facility. Yet when living without assistance is no longer an option, home care is a solution that brings great relief to seniors and their families. For many families, home care is the best solution as it allows their loved one to stay in the comfort of their own home and continue living the way they prefer.
At-home care can vary from a few hours a week of companionship, to round-the-clock health care. Our healthcare providers are thoroughly trained, insured/bonded professional caregivers who can assist with a wide range of daily activities such as: bathing, exercise, medication reminders, cooking, laundry, transportation and nursing care. In addition to providing a trusted helper for your loved one, Global Health’s in-home care is flexible to their changing health needs.
When looking at care options for an aging loved one it can be overwhelming, and it might be tough to decide what will be best for your loved one and the family. Some options, like moving to a residential care facility can require making big lifestyle changes. Here are some things to consider when deciding if home care is right for you and your loved one:
Comfort in Surroundings
The biggest benefit of home care is that your loved one is able to stay in an environment that is comfortable and familiar to them. They can sleep in their own bed, use their own bathroom, and continue their daily routines. This is very beneficial for those suffering from conditions such as dementia.
Routines and Schedules
A huge advantage of home care is that your loved one is able to keep control over many aspects of their daily life, instead of adjusting to the schedules and routines of a care facility. A home care plan is customized to fit your schedule and care needs. Whether your loved one only needs assistance for a few hours a day, or requires round the clock care, home care is flexible and adapts to each client.
In residential facilities, a caregiver often looks after a few dozen residents. With home care, the personalized nature of care allows your loved one to be the primary focus of the caregiver. Their job is to provide a level of attention and care that ensures your loved one is safe and comfortable. You will be able to rest easy knowing your loved one is being well cared for.
Home care rates are usually charged by the hour, allowing a lot of flexibility when it comes to the expense for home care. For individuals that need support on a part-time basis, the cost of home care can be significantly lower than that of a residential nursing facility.
Family is usually the primary caregiver when a loved one is in need. Home care can complement the care that is being provided, thus enabling your family to stay integrated in the care of your loved. A good home care agency will have a direct line of communication with your loved one’s caregivers and a care manager will provide you with frequent updates.