Nursing Home Vs. In Home Care
Learn what differentiates in home care from care provided in a nursing home.
For seniors who want to remain at home despite the challenges, however, there is another option: professional in-home care. In home care offers the same non-medical supports as a nursing home, but the care is provided in the comfort and convenience of your loved one's own home. From housekeeping and laundry to meal preparation, running errands, and medication management, in-home care providers look after your loved one's daily living needs. For seniors who require personal care, supports are also offered for bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, eating, and so forth.
What is the Difference Between A Nursing Home & In Home Care?
When deciding if a nursing home is the best option for a senior, it is wise to not just consider the amount and type of care required, but how and when that care is provided. If a senior requires round-the-clock advanced medical care, a nursing home may be the best option. However, most seniors, even those with dementia and Alzheimer's, do not require this level of support. In-home care provides the services and supports your loved one actually wants and requires according to a personalized plan of care.
In-home care also maximizes privacy, dignity, and quality of life. Many studies place the loss of independence and freedom among a senior's greatest fears, even above the fear of dying. Imagine being told when to wake up or go to bed, what to eat and when, not having privacy, and needing to wait for support until it is your turn. While this may be part of a standard hospital stay, it is not the life most seniors envision for their golden years. With in-home care, your loved one can sleep in their own bed, eat their own food, choose their own entertainment, and have a voice in their own care routine.
In short, there are times when moving to a nursing home may be in a senior's best interest. However, if your senior loved one simply needs support in order to accomplish daily living goals, or requires the routine care and supervision associated with dementia or Alzheimer's disease, Comfort Keepers in-home care support may be a much less stressful and more effective option.
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