Here are some of the top reasons why seniors and their families choose in-home care:
- Improved quality of life:There is no place like home. When you can stay at home, you can often carry on with your lives as before, which improves your quality of life
- The comfort of the home:Staying in your own home is more comfortable and familiar. You can sit in your favorite chair, spend time in your garden, or enjoy your breakfast on the deck like you always did. A familiar environment allows you to be surrounded by loved ones, furniture, neighbors, and amenities you’re used to.
- Preserve a sense of identity and independence:When staying at home, you have the ability to lead a meaningful and independent life. You can carry on with daily tasks as before, have friends over, and do the activities you enjoy doing.
- Needing help caring for an elderly spouse or parents:It can be stressful for families to care for their loved ones. It can also affect their own health as they often want to give too much of themselves to make their loved one more comfortable. A caregiver can take over many daily caregiving tasks, which means families can spend quality time with their loved ones without the added stress. Caregivers can also give guidance on how to handle challenging situations.
- Security and peace of mind:A professional caregiver can keep the family up to date on the wellbeing and health of their loved one. In the case of an emergency, there’s always someone nearby to help, supervise, give CPR, or call 911 if needed.
- Extends life:Some studies have found that people who are opting for in-home care often live longer. The specialized care and physical, medical, and emotional support help seniors stay healthier for longer.
- Convenience:Personal caregivers can give their clients one-on-one care – something they wouldn’t get in a caregiving facility. When seniors need to go to doctor’s appointments, the caregiver is there to help their client safely get to the office on time.
- Dementia:It’s often difficult to care for a loved one with dementia. Families usually don’t have the skills or experience to know how to care for someone with dementia. It’s also very painful to see loved ones deteriorate and families may need emotional support and guidance which an in-home caregiver is able provide.
- Promotes healing:People recover more quickly in the comfort of their own home as opposed to a nursing home facility.
- Companionship:We always try to match caregivers and clients according to their interests, characteristics, and personalities. Oftentimes the senior and caregiver become trusted friends. Having a friend around can avoid loneliness or depression and improve morale.
Should You Get a Home Caregiver for Your Loved One?
Trying out a caregiver doesn’t need to feel like a lifelong commitment – there’s no contract here! We’ll do everything in our power to find a good fit for you or your loved one, and can even pair you with another caregiver should your personalities not jive with the first choice.
Our highly-trained caregiving professionals are all passionate about the services they provide and the clients they work with. You can choose from different packages and make changes freely as your needs change. Don’t hesitate to call us for more information and to discuss the options available to you. With our caregivers, your loved ones are in good hands.
For more information on What Is A Caregiver, please visit the National Center for Aging Care. https://www.aging.com/what-is-a-caregiver/.