Top 3 Benefits of Home Care:
1. Nearly every metric is improved: Longevity, quality of life, mental health, healing and recovery times are better when seniors receive care in the familiar comfort of their home.
Stress and illness usually go hand in hand. When a person is ill, their anxiety level increases. The amount of stress is reduced when a patient is able to recover from illness or injury at home, where they are comfortable and where they have family and friends surrounding them. In fact, many studies have concluded that a person’s life is extended when they are at home than when they are in an institution. The familiar surroundings allow them to function better and patients report having a much higher quality of life when they retain their independence. This is probably why studies indicate that nearly 90% of all seniors are adamant about being able to age in their own home.
2. Home Care services are personalized and provided on a one-to-one basis.
Unlike hospital nurses or nursing home associates who divide their attention between multiple patients, home care professionals provide care on a one-to-one basis. These services are mostly performed by Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) or Home Health Aids (HHA) and the services are catered to the needs of each individual. Some services are: • Helping with ADL’s (activities of daily living) Bathing, Dressing and Grooming • Light housekeeping- Laundry, cleaning, making the bed, etc. • Meal prep • Medication reminders • Emotional Support • Assistance to Doctor Appointments • Grocery Shopping Because it is personalized, home care is more efficient, more responsive to individual patient’s needs and better a coordinating care between multiple doctors or specialists. This sort of continuity can be critical for those dealing with long-term chronic illness.
3. Home Care is Affordable.
Home care isn’t just about providing high quality care on a one-on-one basis, it can be extremely affordable when compared to nursing homes or other alternatives. In most cases, keeping your elderly loved ones at home costs considerably less per hour than it would to send them to your local elder care home or traditional sitter. This is even more true when the home care company you choose to take care of your elders have reasonable rates and simple pricing models.