Home care companies generally provide care to seniors. There are many younger people who live with disabilities who also receive home care, but the majority are seniors. But not only seniors benefit; their whole families do.
Personal care helps seniors with the Activities of Daily Living. Such activities include using the toilet, bathing, getting in and out of bed, eating food, and more. Many seniors can receive this care in a senior care facility. But many seniors don’t want to move into a senior care facility. They love their homes and having to leave them for care is demoralizing for them. Home care companies can step in to solve this dilemma.
You might think in-home care costs more than moving into a senior care facility. Afterall, in-home care is more convenient and convenience usually costs extra. But with in-home care there is no rent to pay to a facility or other associated fees. As a result, in-home care usually costs less than moving into a senior care community. Home care companies can save families money on care costs.
Personal care is just one type of care home care companies provide. Many seniors can take care of themselves, but managing their homes is more difficult. That’s why home care companies offer homemaker services. Homemaker services are designed to help seniors with chores and errands like vacuuming, laundry, cleaning kitchens and bathrooms, and grocery shopping. This makes life a lot easier for seniors.
Without a home care company providing homemaker services, who has to do these chores? It can be dangerous and painful for seniors to do them so often their families try to help. Many families quickly find that all the time they spend with their elderly loved ones is filled up with chores and errands. You don’t want to spend all your time with your parents dusting and vacuuming. Having a home care company manage that means you get more quality time with your elderly loved ones.
5. Home Care Companies Can Make Sure A Caregiver Is There To Provide Around-the-clock Care To Seniors.
Some seniors need more than a visit from a caregiver once a week. More than once a day, even. Surely, they must move into a senior care community, right? Not necessarily. If they have an extra room, they can have a home care company assign a live-in caregiver. Live-in caregivers can be on-hand 24/7 in case of emergency.
6. Home Care Companies Can Give Families Insights Into The Wellbeing Of Their Elderly Loved Ones That They Might Not Otherwise Be Able To Get.
Mental health is key. Many seniors struggle with mental health problems but don’t want to tell their families. They might be more willing to discuss things with a companion caregiver, however. Home care companies give seniors the chance to open up to somebody and share what’s bothering them.
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