When your elderly loved one needs consistent help for everyday life, you may feel overwhelmed by trying to choose the best housing option for them. What most senior citizens want is to stay in their home, where they feel comfortable and are surrounded by a familiar environment.
If a retirement home isn’t the best option, and a skilled nursing facility is more than they need, you may be considering in-home care. But how does in-home care work, and is it the right choice for your loved one? Let’s discuss.
Benefits of In-Home Care
One of the most obvious perks of in-home care is that your loved one does not have to move out of their house. For an individual who is already struggling with their dwindling independence, having to leave their home to enter a skilled nursing facility or other housing arrangement can be upsetting, to say the least.
But there are some other benefits, too – like the flexibility of care your loved one can receive. In-home care can involve any combination of skilled health care services plus non-medical or assisted living services. Today, the term “in-home care” is generally understood to mean non-medical, personal, custodial, or domiciliary care, although it can also include health care services, as well. The differences in these types of care help to determine the level of care provided, which determines the cost and funding sources for the care services.
The Best Choice for Your Loved One: CareFirst!
At CareFirst, we offer everything from companion services to RN / LPNs. Whether your loved one needs assistance with light housekeeping, help running errands, or in-home health care, CareFirst is ready to help offer them the best quality of life possible.
When you’re ready to start a conversation about what we can offer your senior loved one, contact us. We look forward to helping in whatever way we can!