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Considering In Home Care?: The Top Benefits of In-Home Care

Many adults are finding themselves balancing caring for their aging parents and raising their own children. In fact, over 65 million people in America provide care for an aging, disabled, or chronically ill loved one every year.

In a perfect world, we would be able to provide our loved ones with all the care they need, but other career and family obligations often make this difficult to achieve. To avoid caregiver burnout, many of us enlist the help of nursing homes, assisted living, or in-home care.

Before you decide on which type of assistance is best for your loved one and their needs, check out a few of the benefits of in-home care.

Help with Daily Activities and Companionship

After an injury, illness, or age-related mobility loss, activities of daily living can become difficult or even impossible for our loved ones. A trained home caregiver can help your loved one maintain a high quality of life by assisting with daily activities including:

  • Bathing/Showering
  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Laundry
  • Meal Preparation
  • Medication Reminders
  • Transportation
  • And more.

Not only will a caregiver help your loved one with their daily activities, they will also become a companion to them.

Loneliness and loss of connection are unfortunate parts of the aging process for many Americans, but no one should feel alone or isolated.  An in-home caregiver provides more than help around the house—they become an important source of companionship for your loved one.

Skilled One-On-One Care

In-home care services employ trained CNAs, home health aides, and homemakers. Unlike in an assisted living facility, these caregivers are able to provide consistent one-on-one care. One of the many benefits of home health care is that you can have a consistent person service your loved one in the comfort of their home.  This means your loved one will not have to constantly build relationships with new people.  It also means your loved one is receiving the attention they deserve and the help from someone they feel comfortable around.

Quality care is our top priority.  Our services meet the highest standards in the in-home care industry by providing top-notch care and support.  Our mission is to help seniors live safely and with dignity in the familiar surroundings of their home, delaying or eliminating the need to move to a nursing facility or residential care.

Affordability and Comforts of Home

Long-term care in a nursing home or medical facility can be costly and sometimes difficult for a family to afford. Fortunately, the cost of home care is flexible depending on your loved ones needs. Unlike live-in care, home care can be provided on a part-time basis to keep expenses down.

With kind and compassionate caregivers helping your loved one, aging at home will be more pleasant than living in an assisted living facility. No one wants to leave the familiarity of their home behind for shared space in a nursing home. In-home care lets your loved one stay at home, eliminating the stress of moving.

In-home care acts as a support system to complement the time you may be unable to give your loved one due to daily responsibilities.  In-home care allows your loved one to keep their independence while gaining additional assistance in activities that once seemed challenging or impossible.  With skilled care and assistance, there is no reason to fear your loved one will forget to take their medication or injure themselves in the shower.

The comforts that come with living at home and with the assistance with daily activities, your loved one will continue living an independent and fulfilling life.  You can have peace of mind knowing your loved one is safe, healthy, and comfortable in their environment.

How to Get the Benefits of In-Home Care

There are number of benefits of in-home care for you and your loved one.  In order to get the greatest benefits of in-home care, it’s important to choose a high-quality, experienced caregiver. Jewish Family Home Care helps seniors live comfortable, safe lives without sacrificing their independence.

If you’d like to learn more about how in-home care could benefit your loved one, give us a call today. We will help you determine the best plan to fit your loved ones needs and budget.