Eight Reasons to Choose Home Care
by Vicki Salemi
As tough as it may be to enlist the help of a "stranger" when it comes to caring for your parents, sometimes it’s for the best. For one thing, it will take the strain off of you, but your parent will also benefit from professional care in the comforts of home. Whether it’s being attentive to special medical needs of
assisting with personal care or homemaking, having a home health care professional will provide a variety of benefits to both the patient and the family.
1 – Home Care promotes healing.
"I know that our clients enjoy a much better quality of life which many families have said helped to extend the lives of their loved ones.," says Peter Ross, CEO and co-founder of Senior Helpers. "We focused on healing the mind, not just the body." Maxine Hochhauser, CEO of Visiting Nurse Regional Health Care System adds that in many circumstances the person rehabilitates better in the home. "They are in a familiar environment and are more comfortable. This is particularly true with individuals suffering from dementias."
2 – Home Care is safe.
"Many risks such as infection are eliminated or minimized when care is given at home," says Ross. Quality home care by professional caregivers can help prevent issues that may become very serious within the home. One example includes preventing falls in the home since seniors may be too weak or dizzy from medication since they fall when they’re cleaning or bathing.
3 – Home care allows for maximum amount of freedom for the individual.
Patients at home may be engaged with their typical daily activities as their health permits plus it allows patients to receive care in the least restrictive environment. "This is the most conducive to patient-centered care which allows individuals the most control over the care they’ll receive and the manner in which they receive it," notes Hochhauser. "Plus, it allows individuals to remain in the community."
In home care is so important for the loved one that wishes to remain in their home as they age. At Andelcare, we provide caregivers to many families who need elder care on a regular basis or temporarily. Call us at 888-788-3051 for all of your home care needs.