What Are In-Home Senior Care Services?
In-home and senior care services encompass much more than caring for people who are too sick to care for themselves. Caregivers can provide skilled nursing when needed, but services may include managing medications, caring for wounds, or helping individuals who need just a little help and support with daily activities. The goal of in-home, senior care is to provide exactly the extent of help an individual requires to live at home with as much independence as possible.
Who Are Candidates for In-Home Care?
Although senior care is the most frequent service, anyone who is suffering from a serious illness, injury, or disability is a candidate. A person who has been hospitalized may only need temporary services. Others require part time help. In-home care is personalized to fit you.
Why Choose In-Home Senior Care?
Being cared for in your own home gives you the freedom to keep your life as normal as possible without risking your health or security. Your family no longer has the stress of caring for you, which means that the time spent together is quality time.
In addition to the benefits of living at home, research has shown that individuals who remain at home may have fewer hospital re-admissions than those who are moved to facilities. (1) More important, in-home care saves the immense emotional pain that comes from leaving the comfort of your home. You and your family are happier and healthier when you choose in-home, senior care.