It’s never easy when the time comes to consider either a care home or an elderly home care service to look after seniors, though it’s an inevitable part of life that most will have to go through eventually. However, over the course of time it has become apparent that the latter of the two offers a unique package of benefits that the care home simply cannot.
So for anyone looking to make the decision as to whether or not in home senior care fits the bill, consider the following benefits as a rough guideline:
One to One Care
Competent as it may be, never forget that in any given care home there may be dozens of other residents which are at all times under the supervision of a much smaller number of workers. This makes genuine one on one care extremely difficult at the best of times whereas in the case of in home senior care, all care offered is one to one with no other residents around.
And speaking of other residents, it can be hugely traumatic for any senior of any age to give up the privacy of their own home and move to another facility with so many other people around. Privacy is of crucial importance to both physical and mental health, which is why elderly home care represents the superior choice once again.
Next up, the familiarity of the home where the person or persons in question have lived for years can also make an enormous difference to their health and well being. It’s impossible to truly recreate the genuine home environment in a nursing home and thus for those with the best interests of their loved ones in mind, the home care service is the better option without question.
And finally, care homes the world over will almost always have their own set visiting hours and times when family and friends are not able to come. By contrast, the home care system allows for 100% freedom of choice in terms of who visits, when they visit and for how long – again of crucial importance for both health and happiness.