Why Choose In Home Care?
Learn why in home care is the best choice for you and your loved ones
When a senior loved one struggles to care for their daily needs or requires assistance to safely remain in their own home, families often struggle to choose between a skilled care facility or in-home care. Let's take a look at some of the reasons why in-home care is the hands-down choice of over 95 percent of American seniors (AARP).
The Advantages of In Home Care
In-home care allows for maximum freedom and independence. Any type of institutional care, even the least intrusive, is going to have any number of rules and regulations in place to keep their residents safe. For a senior who does not need a particular set of supports, however, the guidelines can be quite limiting and frustrating. From the choice of entertainment, food, and outings to the type and frequency of care, the personalization of service, and set quiet times, when it comes to freedom there is no place like home.
The comfort and convenience of home cannot be replicated. There is a reason your loved one chose a particular chair, sofa, or bed. The pictures and decorations on the shelves and walls have meaning. Even the refrigerator stocked with favorite foods and drinks is a consideration. Unless your loved one already downsized to a very small apartment, there is no way that all of their favorite things are going to go with them to a skilled care facility. In fact, many facilities restrict what can or cannot be brought into the rooms and apartments.
Family and friends can stop by at their convenience when a senior is at home. Skilled care facilities typically limit the hours of visitation. At home, family members do not need to worry about interfering with or disrupting the care or peace of another resident. The ability to interact freely reduces stress, increases happiness, and allows everybody to be themselves. In addition to creating a more carefree atmosphere, this freedom actually helps encourage family and friends to stop by.
In short, there are many options when it comes to senior care. Yet, when seniors are allowed to age in place, their overall independence, freedom, happiness, and quality of life are maximized. To find out how Comfort Keepers in-home care providers can help your senior loved one with their daily living tasks, personal care, companionship, or transportation needs so they can safely remain at home, contact a senior care coordinator today