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 amenities. In the end, however, you’ll greatly miss the feeling of being home.

 

Loved Ones Can Assist with Care

Assisted living facilities have to be operated by certified and licensed nurses who are highly trained and dedicate to every task within the facility. The same is true for those providing in-home care. There are, however, a few differences. There are several tasks that family, friends, or close neighbors can help out with that do not require the aid of a nurse. A helping hand from a family member can be available during time when a nurse is not around.

 

Familiarity is Crucial for Alzheimer’s or Dementia

As seniors get older, some may lose their memory or other crucial functions of the brain. Brain deterioration can lead to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. In these cases, it is beneficial for a patient to be in a familiar surrounding. The longer one has lived in a home, the more likely he or she is to recall past memories or feel comfortable in stressful situations.

 

It May Cost Less Than Other Options

There are several factors that determine the cost of in-home care. The most important factor is the amount of time a nurse has to spend with the patient as well as the duties that he or she has to perform. If caring neighbors and family members are around to help out with many of the duties, then the cost of in-home care could be considerably less than an assisted living facility.


Although cost is a factor, it should never be the overall determining factor when considering what type of care to provide for a senior. Living conditions and personal one-on-one attention should be heavily considered. After all, the patient is not only seeking the quality of care provided, but also the quality of life they will experience in the process.

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: (more…)

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: (more…)

Are You A Family Caregiver And Stressed?

 

 

Although being a caregiver can be rewarding, and the memories will last forever, it can also be one of the most taxing and draining times in your life. Even when carefully managed, caring for a loved one on your own is hard work. There are some things that are commonly seen in these situations, and whether you do them intentionally or sub-consciously, be aware. Take a few minutes and ask yourself if you are engaging in any of these actions: (more…)

Keeping Your Elderly Loved One Safe


 

Sometimes, admitting to ourselves that our parents are aging isn’t an easy thing. It is difficult to watch the strong people who raised us with love and care become the ones who need that same tender watchfulness. Whether we want to admit it or not, there are some things that we may need to keep tabs on for their very safety. Here are seven important areas that you should be attentive to: (more…)

Health Benefits Of Social Interactions For Seniors

 

 

There are many who feel that retirement is the end. It isn’t. It is the beginning of a time in your life when you can truly focus on the things you have always wanted to do. You no longer have a house full of expectant mouths waiting to be fed, or extracurricular activities to shuffle your children to and from. Rest assured, if you still like to cook, there will always be an appreciative mouth to be found. And there are always games and activities which you can attend and enjoy. For those who don’t feel as excited about this time of life, here are a few reasons to stay in the game. (more…)

Taking Care Of Your Mom At Home With Ease

 

 

There are many reasons that you may want to consider in-home care for your mother. Often, it is a simple solution to keep her in comfortable surroundings and ease her mind. Although it is less stressful for her, it may not be for you. You may find yourself overthinking the things that may happen. Here are a few simple considerations that will help with the transition to overseeing Mom’s day. (more…)

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