As your loved one grows much older, sooner or later they will come to a point when they're no longer able to live on their own. When signs that your aging parents need help become obvious, it's time to decide for their future.
Nursing home care is a common option. Although seniors receive round the clock coverage in nursing homes, they also know that is often the final place they will ever stay. Just the thought of leaving their homes depresses many seniors, and this can further deteriorate the condition of their health. This is why it is important to understand that not all seniors have to go to nursing homes. A nursing home may be a great option for seniors with serious dementia who might hurt themselves when left alone. However, majority of our seniors does not need such radical changes. Many seniors only need some help with the chores that they can no longer do on their own and have someone to visit them and make sure they're doing fine.
Elderly home care is a good option for senior loved ones who are not in need of round the clock monitoring and care. Perhaps your senior loved one is not ill but he is not able to do some tasks without the help of another person. Or maybe he is recovering from an illness or from an operation and only needs someone to help him with personal care, light nursing, medication and even some light mental or physical therapy.
Then nurses and other high level medical professionals will visit him only periodically based on how much care he needs, while still maintaining his freedom and independence in his own home. With elderly home care, your senior parent can stay in familiar surroundings which could be the best place for him to recover more quickly. Elderly people who are able to remain in their own home have more self-esteem. In contrast, those who are placed in nursing homes often feel depressed realizing that they can no longer do the things they used to do.
Studies show that elderly home care is the best option for the over-all well-being of seniors. When it comes to hiring elderly home care you have at least two options. Either you get a provider through an agency or you hire a provider directly. Both of them have their own pros and cons.
The advantages to hiring an elderly home care provider through an agency is that the agency handles all the processes related to screening, hiring or firing, pay and taxes, which you need to do yourself if you choose to hire a caregiver on your own. Another advantage is that the agency can send a substitute anytime your care provider is sick. Also, agencies can provide workers with various skills to meet different needs.
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