What’s the Difference Between Senior Home Care and Assisted Living Homes?
If you have a loved one in your family that’s getting older, it might be time to start thinking of future care options.
This can seem like a daunting thing to face but it doesn’t have to be. The best way to understand and make this decision is to know all of your options.
So you might be wondering what the difference between senior home care and assisted living homes is?
Well, we’ve put together a cheat sheet to help you better understand your options and what’s best for your loved one.
Senior Home Care
Chances are, your elderly loved one wants to stay at home for as long as possible. And who could blame them?
Home is home and they’ve grown accustomed to living their life the way they want to. The transition from one’s home to an assisted living facility might be too abrasive and difficult for some people.
In that case, if your loved one is adamant about staying in their own home and on their own terms, senior home care might be the best option for them.
Senior home care allows them to stay within the comfort of their own home and still add the necessary assistance they might need.
The senior home care option allows a medical professional to come to your loved one’s home every day and assist with activities of daily living (ADLs). ADLs include bathing, eating, dressing, and grocery shopping.
In-home care is a great option that can provide your loved one with the medical care, non-medical care, and companionship that they want all in the comfort of their own home.
This option is a way to reduce medical expenses, increase quality of life, more convenient, and allow your loved one the independence they desire.
Assisted Living Homes
Your other option when considering future care for your loved one is an assisted living home.
An assisted living home is a facility where your loved one would relocate to and reside there long-term. These facilities have around the clock medical care and staff that are committed to making their golden years exactly that, golden.
These homes take care of any and everything that your loved one could need. With a wide variety of services, you’re loved one will get the medical, non-medical and personal attention they need. These services include ADLs, laundry, cleaning services, meal preparation, recreational activities, social events, 24-hour security and more.
Pros & Cons
There you have it!
A cheat-sheet to the differences between senior home care and assisted living homes. When it comes to making this kind of decision, ask your loved one what they’re wanting out of their future care.
Do they want independence, guided activities, less social involvement, more social involvement? Take into account what they want and then make a decision from there.
Cost, convenience, and location are also something that you should think about when figuring out the best option for them. If you want more information about which is the best option for your loved one, give us a call or contact us!
We’d love to help make these next golden years the best that they possibly can be.