The Benefits of Home Care
When in need of constant care, a residential care home may seem like the only option for families and the individual in need of care. However with affordable and quality care at home there are many benefits and reasons to opt for a home care service.
When a loved one reaches the point of needing 24/7 care, families often turn to residential care. It can often be an emotional and stressful situation for families and the person receiving care, thankfully families can now avoid the stress and worry by opting for live-in care or home care. It’s as simple as it sounds, live-in care is having a professional who lives in your home, available at all times throughout the day. Many elder live in carers work with and live full time with the people they are caring for, for a number of weeks at a time, then sharing this role with another care professional.
There are a number of benefits to choosing home care, these include…
Staying in Their Own Home
One of the main benefits of choosing this type of services allows the person being cared for to remain in their own home, this is especially important for those needing dementia or Alzheimer’s care. The familiarity of their own home, personal treasures and precious memories can help navigate their way through their home and can make the world of difference to someone who is prone to being confused.
Although care homes are staffed with healthcare professionals, round the clock care can’t offer the same level of attention as live in care can. This is simply because the staff at care homes must take responsibility for the well-being of multiple clients at any given time. With live-in care you can be sure that the care professionals taking charge of your loved one’s care are available when they’re needed and are 100% committed to your needs.
Continuity of Care
It can be difficult for some people to be comfortable with their care professional when they receive a revolving cast of carers as is often the case in a care home. For that reason, the stability that home care offers can be invaluable. Not only will you or your loved one get a tailored care plan, it’s performed by the same people each time.
Peace of Mind
Not only does having someone stay throughout the night have safety benefits, it also eases the minds of the people receiving care and their family members too. By remaining at home, it’s easier for people to need care and attention to maintain their same lifestyle. Not only can they continue with their usual routine for longer, they can also keep beloved pets and keep on attending their usual social activities. Many people who go into residential care feel isolated from their community, which can lead to feeling as though they’ve lost their independence.
Having one or two dedicated carers makes it far easier for members of the family to feel included in a person’s care plan. It’s easy to stay up-to-date and in touch, when you’re familiar with people providing care.