Why choose home care for yourself or your loved one?
It is the joy of aging in place. When we are not feeling well, most of us ask to go home. When we are feeling well, we enjoy the sanctity of our residences and the joy of being with our loved ones.
Home care keeps families together. There is no more important social value. It is particularly important in times of illness.
Home care helps keep the elderly independent. No one wants to be totally dependent and helpless. With some assistance, seniors can continue to function and continue the day to day activities they know and love.
Home care promotes healing. There is abundant evidence that patients heal more quickly at home.
Home care is personalized care. Home care is tailored to the needs of each individual. It is delivered on a one-to-one basis.
Home care reduces stress. Unlike other forms of care which can increase anxiety and stress, home care frequently has the opposite effect.
Home care is an efficient form of health care. By bringing senior services home, the patient does not generate board and room expenses. The patient and/or his family supply the food and tend to the individual’s other needs.
Home care is given by special people. By and large, employees of home care agencies look at their work, not as a job or profession, but as a calling. Home care workers are highly trained and dedicated to their work.
Home care is, in many cases, less expensive than other forms of care. The evidence is convincing that, for many services, home care is less expensive than other forms of care. In general only home care is a fourth as much as nursing home placement to deal with comparable health problems.
Home care extends life. A study by the U.S. General Accounting Office has established that people receiving home care tend to live longer and have a better quality of life. Home care helps not only add years to life, but “life to years.”