In-Home Care Allows Seniors to Function Better and Longer While Living at Home

Published May 28, 2016 in In-Home Care  By  Covered Caregiver Information Desk
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In-Home care services help make it possible for seniors to maintain their independence while remaining at home while receiving the care they require. Investing for those in need with the appropriate assistance and companionship allows for loved ones to live at home better and longer. If your loved one isn’t ready to leave their home for an institutional setting or to live with relatives because of illness or chronic conditions, then providing the needed support in order to remain at home is the perfect solution. This will help improve their lives by providing compassionate, personal in-home care in their own home all while providing the personal care they require.

How to know when it is time to ask for help?

Since no two people are exactly alike, their needs come in different stages. For example, you may need help with yardwork or sorting and paying bills, while another person may need accompanying to doctor appointments and cleaning out the garage. There may come a time when you need to inquire about using a walker or other equipment to help you get around. For whatever your situation may be, always be willing to ask for what you need. Remember, asking for help means you feel comfortable about getting the assistance and support in order to care for yourself or a loved one to live a more independent and fulfilling life.

Here are the top ten reasons to consider In-Home Care:

1- Home care services keep the elderly independent. None of us want to be totally dependent and helpless. Home caregivers can assist seniors so they can continue to be functioning members of society.

2- Home care is a safer environment. Though hospitals have all the lifesaving potential, statistics show that it can be a threatening place, especially for the elderly. The risk of infection, for example, is high. It is very common for patients to contact new health problems as a result of being hospitalized. Staying at home with a caregiver reduces these risks tremendously.

3- There is scientific proof that caregiving at home promotes healing. Patients that are able to stay at home have proven to heal more quickly.

4- Home care helps to prevent and/or postpone being admitted to institutional settings. We prefer our loved ones not to be placed in a nursing home unless this is the only alternative to acquiring the 24-hour care they may need.

5- Home care allows a large amount of freedom for the individual. A hospital, of necessity, is a regimented, regulated environment as is a nursing home. When admitting to one of these facilities a large portion of their independence is simply removed.

6- Home care is proven to increase one’s quality of life. The benefits of home care add years of life, as well as life to years.

7- Home care is the most successful form of health care. Home care allows for a high consumer satisfaction and above all maintains healthy independent lifestyles and ensures doctor’s orders are always followed.

8- Getting home care is a personalized type of care fitting the needs of each individual.

9- Home care is more affordable than other forms of care. Home care is less expensive and a great deal less costly than hospitalization or nursing home placement when dealing with equal health problems.

10- Home care lengthens life. The U.S. General Accounting Office has determined that people receiving home care benefitted by living a longer, enjoyable life.

In-Home care is a vital resource for the baby boomers to get the answers and support they need to care for themselves or their aging parents. Finding that perfect organization for in-home care will require of their caregivers to take pride in paying attention to your needs and wants and go above and beyond your expectations.

Here at Covered Caregiver we make it feasible for seniors to continue living independently for as long as possible. Providing the appropriate in-home personnel, non-medical homecare services, support and companionship allows loved ones to stay at home, living better and longer.