When it comes to long-term care, you need to find the right balance of comfort and simplicity for your needs – and in-home care provides both!
Aging, and the limitations that come with it, is a reality all of us must face. Whether you are considering long-term care options for a loved one or yourself, in-home care is much more accessible than you might think!
Below we take you through the benefits of opting for in-home long-term care options over a nursing home!
The Personal Touch
An in-home caregiver provides the opportunity for entirely customizable care, whether for specific types of meals, when and how to take medications, or what days and times their help is required.
A one-on-one, personalized approach means you or your loved one won’t get lost in the group, and you can arrange your schedule based on your preferences or needs.
Did you know government regulations for long-term care nursing homes only require two baths per week? With in-home care, you can personalize your requirements to fit your lifestyle and needs.
Your House, Your Rules
In a long-term care nursing home, you must change your lifestyle to fit the establishments.Your schedule is primarily organized for you. Your family will only be able to visit you at certain times (and will have to travel to a new location), and you will have to adapt to sharing your space (sometimes even your room!) with many other people.
In-home care allows you to spend time in your own home, not a shared living space. Your family can visit and stay as much and as long as you choose, and your schedule is still your own.
Maintain Your Independence
When you move to a nursing home, there’s a significant loss of independence. In addition to your time no longer being your own, you are forced to have everything done for you.
With in-home care, you can have a caregiver help with specific things, like bathing, cooking and cleaning, buying groceries, and taking you to doctor’s appointments. An in-home caretaker helps you with the more challenging requirements while allowing you to keep doing the things you can and enjoy doing.
What About the Cost?
Many people perceive in-home care as too expensive – but the option for a customized approach means you can pick and choose the help you need, keeping you or your loved one cared for and staying in-budget. Remember also that staying in your own home makes you eligible for free government home care services.
The cost of very high levels of in-home care will undoubtedly be more than the cost of living in a Nursing Home; however, the psychological and emotional benefits of “aging in place” can be significant.
Things to Remember
An in-home caretaker is an excellent option for you or your loved one to feel comfortable and independent in a budget-friendly, personalized way. It is essential to remember that some changes to your home may be required to make this option possible. We recommend conversing with your in-home caregiving provider about renovations like ramps and stair-lifts.
Promyse Home Care provides compassionate elder care with in-home nursing services that help seniors stay healthy at home.