How do you know if senior home care is right for you or your elderly loved one? Many seniors will require care at some point in order to live healthy and safe lives. If and when that time comes for you or your parent or senior family member, what will you do? You have two basic options: receive that care at a senior care facility or receive it in your current home with senior home care. How do you decide? How do you know if senior home care is the better option for you and your family? This article will help you decide.
Do You Need (Or Want) Care?
Presumably, if you’re considering senior home care, you have already established that you or an elderly loved one can benefit from senior care. But just in case, let’s go over the broad strokes of senior care. First, you probably know if you need care. Are you struggling with the activities of daily living, such as bathing and grooming, toileting, eating, or getting in and out of bed? If so, then you probably need personal care to help you with these tasks.
And how is your mental health? We far too often neglect mental and emotional health and seniors suffer from neurodegenerative diseases and depression at startlingly high rates. Companionship services involve a caregiver talking with, listening to, and playing games with seniors, as well as encouraging them to get outside and be social. Homemaking services are designed to make seniors’ lives easier by taking care of exhausting, painful, and sometimes dangerous chores for seniors, such as laundry, cleaning, running errands, and grocery shopping. All of these care services are offered in-home with senior home care.
Do You Want To Leave Your Home?
Do you want to move out of your home and into a senior care facility? Many seniors look forward to living in such facilities. But many others do not. Many seniors are emotionally attached to their homes and don’t want to move out, especially because they need help taking care of themselves. If you or your elderly loved one feel similarly, then senior home care is probably right for you.
What Is Your Financial Situation?
Senior home care costs money, but if you need it, you need it. And the alternative almost always costs more. Senior care communities require rents and fees to keep the facility running and the staff employed. Because of this, senior home care is usually the more affordable option. Even if you don’t need senior home care, it is often worth the investment to get something like homemaker services to make life easier, safer, and more enjoyable.
How Much Care Do You Need?
If you need a lot of care, all day every day, you need to move into a senior care facility, right? Wrong. Senior home care can provide you with all the care you need even if you need a very high level of careLive-in care is available to seniors in many states. This type of senior home care involves the caregiver moving into the client’s home to provide care whenever needed.
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