Four Key Reasons to Choose At-Home Senior Care
Choosing senior care services is an important decision to make with your mom or dad. If your parent wants to age at home, it’s important to look at the advantages of bringing in a caregiver.
Here are five reasons to choose a home care agency to help out.
-You’ll Save Money
In an assisted living community, you’re paying thousands of dollars each month to cover a menu of care needs, even if those care needs are not something your mom or dad will use. Perhaps your mom needs someone to drive her to the store or appointments, but she doesn’t need help getting in and out of the shower, in assisted living you’re paying for the bathing assistance anyway.
With home care, you gain the advantage of customizing services to match exactly what your mom or dad needs. If weekly trips to the grocery store and help to change the sheets are all that’s needed, you can hire a caregiver to come in once a week and pay for only those hours care is offered. You save a lot of money this way.
-Your Mom or Dad Maintains a Level of Independence
Chances are that your mom or dad won’t like the idea of losing independence. Aging at home is appealing because the family home is familiar and comfortable. By hiring a caregiver once a week, a few days a week, or daily, your parent retains independence without risking his or her safety.
-There’s No Home Sale or Moving Involved
Selling a home is not an easy task. Years of accumulated furnishings and personal items must be sorted and packed. If the newer home is smaller, you also have to get rid of some belongings or rent a storage unit. After decluttering, the house needs to go on the market, which requires a realtor or a lot of work on your part. By staying at home, your mom or dad avoids the cost of hiring a realtor, selling the family home, and having to move.
-You Can Visit at Any Hour
Many assisted living communities have set visiting hours for the safety of the residents. Doors get locked at a certain hour and family members are asked not to arrive outside of those hours, except in emergency situations. Many suggest limiting visits from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., which is often difficult if you work or have children with extracurricular activities. When your mom or dad ages at home, you can come and go at all hours.
-Call a senior care agency today.
Discuss the care services your mom or dad needs and see what schedule would work best for their needs.
If you or an aging senior in your life are considering elderly care in Seal Beach, CA, please contact the caring staff at In Home Care Solutions today. Call (949) 250-0125 to speak with our caring staff.
Dr. Kay got her medical education in Brazil.
Dr. Kay also has a master degree in Film and Television from UCLA and has been an adviser for medical television shows.
Dr. Kay is very active in the Health Industry. She is a member of the American Board of Home Care, the National Association of Home Care, CAHSAH, California Association of Health Services at Home. She co-chairs the education committee for the Down with Falls Coalition. Dr. Kay is in the speaker’s bureau for the coalition helping educate health care professionals and the community on fall risks, diabetes, adverse drug reaction, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, dehydration and nutrition, etc…. for older adults.
Dr. Kay was nominated by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) as the Remarkable Woman of 2008.
Dr. Kay is actively involved in many philanthropy and non-profit organizationssuch as the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen, the Philharmonic Society, Women Helping Women, Youth Employment Services, E-Women, Women Sage, Plasticos Foundation, CIELO and others.
Dr. Kay’s passion is to assist seniors to live long and thrive in the comfort of their own home.
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