Posted on Jun 06, 2018
Investing in senior health care services for your loved one isn’t a decision that should be made lightly. After all, someone’s life is literally in your hands, and you want to be sure you make the right decision. Maybe you’ve been caring for your loved one for quite some time, but the stress has proven overwhelming, or perhaps it’s been interfering with your own job and day-to-day life.
To improve your own quality of life and give your loved one the level of care they deserve, investing in in-home senior health care services can be the perfect option. It offers a sense of freedom and independence seniors often don’t get in nursing homes, more control over their environment, and the chance to benefit from personalized care.
Overwhelmingly, the majority of seniors prefer aging in their own homes compared to assisted living facilities, and it’s easy to see why. Staying at home allows seniors to retain a certain degree of independence, and is a far less restrictive environment than other options. It allows them to engage with friends and family on a regular basis, stay involved in their community, and continue their day-to-day routines without significant interruption.
Studies have shown that the Baby Boomer generation, of which approximately 10,000 new members turn 65 every day, have little to no intention of leaving their current homes. Of Boomers surveyed, 58% had lived in their current homes for over 20 years, and 75% said they intended to live in their current homes for the rest of their lives. Another study found that 90% of seniors wish to age in their own houses, and a caregiver is equipped to help them do that. An in-home senior caregiver’s goal is to be as unobtrusive as possible and leave your loved one with as much autonomy as possible.
Not enough can be said about the ability to age in a familiar environment. Oftentimes, the transition to a nursing home can be detrimental to a senior’s mood and lifestyle health. Each senior has his/her own idea of what it means to be comfortable, and our caregivers are trained to take these needs into account while providing a high level of care. We want our seniors to be comfortable, and that often means allowing them to retain access to comforts like their own bed, couch, living room, etc. By enlisting in-home senior health care services, you can avoid the costly and disruptive transition to a nursing home, and allow your loved one to age safely in their preferred environment.
If you’ve been acting as your loved one’s caregiver, we understand that it’s not always easy. Taking full responsibility for someone else’s wellbeing can be stressful and time-consuming; you want to provide the best care possible, but may not have the training or the tools to meet their every need. This is especially true when it comes to being prepared for unforeseen emergencies.
A trained, professional caregiver will be able to take that burden off your shoulders and give you peace of mind that your loved one is in capable hands. In addition to providing much-needed care and treatment, our caregivers are also trained to handle a wide array of emergency situations so you can live a productive life without fearing the worst.
Assisted living facilities might provide residents with a nurse. Those nurses are responsible for many patients at once and work on rotating schedules, meaning patients are always interacting with different caregivers. With in-home senior health care services, seniors benefit from the consistency of a single caregiver with whom they can really form a relationship, and who is an expert in their patient’s individual needs. We believe relationship building and creating a foundation of trust and companionship is essential to maintaining the quality of our senior health care services.
If an in-home caregiver sounds like the right option for you, get in touch with us today to find out how Senior Helpers can give your family peace of mind.