Why In-Home (Instead of Nursing 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. And yet, that is the exact situation when seniors are supplanted from their homes and housed in nursing home facilities for the sake of “better care.” The deeper question is none other than, “better for whom?”
These are the particular advantages of in-home senior care, FOR the senior:
Preserving the Family
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 they love, having no choice but to fit their belongings in a small room, and having to give up control over day-to-day decisions often leads seniors to into depression, thinking they are already useless or unwanted, and that they no longer belong. According to several studies, most seniors prefer to age-in-place, and, when provided the option to do so, are less likely to be lonely and depressed. When elderly people age in place with the help of professional caregivers, they tend to become more physically and mentally fit.
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 because payment is only made for services that are actually required, and simply because no one has to foot the costs required to run an entire assisted live-in care institution.
Every month, a home health provider is only paid around $3,000 plus – clearly less expensive than the typical $5000 plus monthly bill at nursing care facilities. Of course, it is isn’t right to go for home senior care for the sake of saving money, but for those who are in search of smart options, this one surely is.
Then again, we all know that there are substantial differences among the different senior care agencies operating today. Hence, it is important to do some research and compare various options before deciding which one is best.