If you have a parent or loved one who has reached their senior years –or if you yourself are of that age– there will likely come a time when you must make a difficult decision. Father time is not particularly kind to any of us. Even if you eat healthy and exercise every day, if you live long enough, the daily chores of life will become difficult and you will experience health problems. That’s just the cold hard truth. But thankfully, we now live in a society today where we have a plethora of options to choose from with regards to how we get the help we or our elderly loved ones need. But not all of these options are equal. Yes, a nursing home or elder care facility might be the right choice for some, but for the majority –perhaps even the vast majority– of seniors who need a little (or even a lot) of help, home health care is the superior option. To learn about some of the advantages of home health care, please continue reading.
It starts at home
The first advantage of home health care is the most obvious: you don’t have to leave home. Moving house is an awful ordeal for even healthy 20-somethings, so it can be a real hardship for the elderly. And apart from the physical and practical hardships, there is also the emotional element. Having to leave their home of years, or even decades, can be very difficult for many seniors. And moving to an elder care facility often signals to many seniors that they have entered their final stage in life and can trigger depression. It just makes all the sense in the world for seniors to stay in their own homes, if possible. And it is possible. Executive Care offers everything from help with household chores, to medical care, to even live-in care.
One of the selling points for some elder care facilities is that they can help to foster a sense of community and help seniors build relationships. This is important because seniors are perhaps the most at-risk demographic for isolation. But it doesn’t always work out this way in nursing homes and other facilities. The move to such centers can often trigger depression or malaise in people. Thankfully, home health care can be very good at combating the isolation and loneliness that sometimes accompanies aging. Not only will the caregivers of Executive Care provide all the medical help required by seniors, but they can also provide some much needed friendship and companionship. Our caregivers are friendly, empathetic, and courteous, in addition to being skilled, knowledgeable, and professional. The end result is that our caregivers inevitably forge a bond with the seniors with whom they work. This bond is incredibly important to the success of a home health care plan and can be just crucial to the health and well-being of the elderly as medicine, diet, and exercise are.
Get in touch
If you have any questions about our home health care that we offer, please do not hesitate to contact us! We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have and figure out what kind of home health care is right for you or your loved one.