Health care providers strive to make the lives of all their clients healthier. Their mandate is pretty much right there in the name. The same is true of home health care providers. Except, home health care providers, as you would imagine, make clients’ lives more healthier while allowing them to remain in their homes. Home health care providers generally provide services for seniors, but not exclusively. Younger people living disabilities or those recovering from injuries or incidents can also benefit from home health care. There are many little ways that home health care makes life easier for people, but this article will focus on three major ways that home health care improves the lives of those who receive it.
Home Health Care Makes Life More Convenient
Let us begin with the most obvious. The alternative to choosing a home health care provider is to move into a health care facility, namely an assisted living community or a nursing home. Some retirement/independent facilities also have a health care component to them but many don’t. Many of these facilities are great. They’re well-run, clean, well-staffed, and have all the equipment necessary to care for people. Some of these facilities, are not so well-run.
But even the best assisted living communities and senior care facilities have a major drawback: they require their residents to move out of their homes and into the facility. For some people, this is fine. Some people might have to leave their homes anyway. But for the majority of seniors, this is a major negative and a significant obstacle to them receiving care. That’s because the majority of seniors don’t want to leave their homes. And thanks to home health care providers, they don’t have to.
Home Health Care is More Affordable
Generally, we expect to pay more for convenience. But with home health care, the opposite is true. With very few exceptions, home health care is cheaper than moving into a care facility. At first this might seem counterintuitive. Why is the more convenient option also cheaper? But when you think about it, it makes perfect sense. In a senior care facility, you have to pay for the health care services you receive. But in addition to that, you must pay for rent, utilities, and enough incidentals to ensure that everybody else receives their services and the facility can make a profit. With home health care, you only have to pay for your services. Which brings us to number three…
Home Health Care is Personalized
Home health care provides you with exactly the services you need; nothing more, nothing less. This is because home health care providers create a detailed plan of care just for you. There is no regimen or package from which you must choose. If all you need is some help running errands and doing some housework twice a week, then that’s all you have to receive. Likewise, if you need a home health caregiver to live in the home with you to provide care whenever necessary, that can also be arranged. Home health care is all about delivering personalized services.
Executive Care is a home health care provider dedicated to helping people in their own homes. To learn more, please contact us today.