6 Benefits of In-Home Care Vs. Assisted Living Facilities

6 Benefits of In-Home Care Vs. Assisted Living Facilities

Having a qualified professional coming to your home provides the independence you need to go about your daily life while avoiding the high cost of assisted living. If maintaining your privacy and freedom is important, then it makes frugal sense to allow someone to come in and check on you and help you with certain things around the house. Here are six benefits of in-home care versus assisted living facilities:     More Baby-Boomers, Less Space If you think that assisted living facilities are crowded now, then give it another ten to twenty years. As the baby boomers are heading into their 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, America’s most populated demographic will fill up living facilities at an accelerated rate. This will cause overcrowding, drive up prices, and could potentially downgrade the quality of care.   Don’t Count on a Personal Touch Assisted living facilities are often understaffed. Thus, each nurse has to care for multiple patients within the same works shift. In-home care puts a nurse directly in touch with just one patient with little, to no distractions. When a nurse is focused on caring for one person, they can provide the type of attentive treatment and personal touch that is necessary for a truly nurturing experience.   There’s No Place Like Home Even with the inconvenience of someone invading your space every day, you can at least enjoy the comfort of your own home. Whether a nurse is administering treatment, preparing your meals, helping you with therapy, or helping you use the restroom, your environment feels warm, comfortable and familiar. An assisted living facility may provide a few...

5 Signs Your Elder Loved One Should Not Be Driving Anymore

Signs Your Elder Loved One Should Not Be Driving Anymore   Driving has always been a rite of passage for many of us. The freedom to go where we want, when we want, is something we don’t always think about not having anymore. However, there comes a time as we age that it is no longer safe for ourselves or others to get behind the wheel. This moral responsibility may be hard for some to swallow, but here are five reasons you may need to intervene with an elderly loved one and have them avoid driving: They Caused An Accident Nothing is more apparent that someone should stop driving than an automobile accident resulting in injuries or death due to physical limitations. While nearly 38% of Americans are involved in a car crash each year, according to the CDC, statistics looking at the at-fault driver indicate that men and women 74 years old and older typically stop operating a motor vehicle after an accident. Doctor’s Orders Perhaps the best critic of someone’s health and wellness combined with their capabilities to drive is a physician. Vision problems, strokes, seizures and other diagnosis that impair reaction time and judgement make it unsafe for seniors and all drivers to operate motor vehicles. Talk with your loved one’s doctor to see what they recommend. It’s Stressful At times you may notice them grumble about how it seems everyone is driving faster these days and they may even tell you they are avoiding highways and interstates because it causes anxiety. These are red flags that it may be time to have someone help drive...

7 Things Your Choice Senior Care Can Do To Make Your Life Easier

What Can We Do To Make Your Life Easier?     When loved ones need additional care and treatment at home, residents of Alabama turn to Your Choice Senior Care for assistance. We all want the best for our aging friends and family members, so it is important to trust and have open communication with the staff of a local caretaker service. To provide top-quality companionship and healthcare, we offer the following benefits for those who need an extra hand and want to make life easier on everyone: 1.)  Health & Wellness Management: Whether you want someone there for 2 hours a day, or around the clock, our aides can be there when it matters the most. We can help with things such as medication distribution, hospital discharge coordination, or daily phone checks to provide peace of mind. We can even provide a thorough care plan prepared by a Registered Nurse.  2.)  Housekeeping: When someone is hospitalized or bedridden, sometimes their cleaning goes to the wayside. We understand that basic chores such as laundry and dishes can fall behind quickly. For light to heavy housework, we can help lessen the burden so your loved one can focus on recovery and getting well. 3.)  Transportation: Often illness and injuries can make it unsafe to drive. Don’t let your loved one miss out on getting to appointments on time. Relieve their stress with professional drivers that can take them to doctor’s visits, the pharmacy, the grocery store, the beauty salon, or any basic errand. This small luxury can mean the world to them when they feel they have no one to...
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