Known as “independent living”, “non-assisted living”, or the most common, “aging in place”, growing older without having to move to a healthcare environment is becoming increasingly popular. Home care is more than a nurse visiting. It can support an aging adult living at home by helping with their daily activities. Things such as housekeeping, chores, personal care, companion care, errands, and transportation. The services of home care are completely customizable. Each client can get the best service for themselves. There are many benefits of home care, and at Kind Heart Senior Care, we make sure each client’s needs are being met. Here is our list of eight benefits that home care provides.
One of the main reasons families choose home care is so their loved one can stay in the comfort of their own home for as long as possible. Being in your own home provides comfort, and is what a majority of seniors want. According to the AARP, “nearly 90 percent of people over age 65 indicate they want to stay in their home as long as possible, and four of five in that age bracket believe their current home is where they will always live.” Home Care can help you or a loved one stay at home for as long as possible.
Every person is unique and has individualized needs. Home Care services can help meet these needs by providing personalized service plans. At Kind Heart Senior Care we can help with a wide variety of tasks. We specialize in various services such as Alzheimer’s care, Dementia care, Parkinson’s care, and more. Even if you or your loved one is comfortable taking care of themselves at home, our services can help. With companionship options, transportation, and more, we can improve their quality of life.
3. One-On-One Attention
Like a personalized plan, Home Care services provide one-on-one attention to the individual. This is often missed in other healthcare services. It is huge in helping extend and improve quality of life. Individualized help allows our nurses to understand each person and provide the best service for them. This can reduce anxiety and stress for both the senior and their family.
Home Care Services are generally less expensive than other forms of care. Since there is so much flexibility in the available services, and time of day, our plans are flexible with budgets. In general, home care costs only one-tenth as much as hospitalization and only one-fourth as much as nursing home placement to deal with comparable health problems.
No one want’s to completely give up their independence. This is why home care services can be so beneficial to seniors. By staying at home, you or your loved one can still keep their independence and live life normally. They can still choose their own schedule, decide when they want to eat, sleep, and socialize, and keep control over many aspects of their life. This helps preserve their dignity and maintain a high quality of life.
Since home care services are so personalized, nurses and clients often form bonds. Aging adults stay happier and healthier with social interaction, and home care provides that. Besides our medical services, we also offer companionship services. These include playing games, puzzles, watching movies, attending events and services, reading, walks and other social activities. All these services can provide companionship.
7. Pet Ownership
Pets are a part of the family for many people, but, they often get neglected when an aging adult’s health starts to decline. With Home Care services, we can help take care of pets, so their companionship is still enjoyed. According to AgingCare, pets reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and have a positive effect on symptoms of depression and loneliness. They are an important part of many people’s lives and are important to take care of too.
8. Improved Quality of Life
By adding home care services to their daily life, aging adults will no longer have to deal with their personal struggles. Since each plan is personalized, the activities that are the most difficult for the senior will no longer be an issue. This helps relieve stress and anxiety, making for an improved quality of life.
The benefits of Home Care make it a great choice for many seniors. With the ability to keep their independence and live a higher quality of life, many aging adults choose to age in place instead of moving to a different type of healthcare facility. Here at Kind Heart Senior Care, we are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Feel free to contact us or visit our website for a list of services we provide.