Is Senior Citizens Home Care The Best Choice For You Or Your Loved One?

senior citizen home careAs people age, senior citizens home care becomes a very important part of helping to keep elderly couples together, or to keep individuals in their own home. Nursing homes are often limited in their flexibility and ability to keep married couples together. This is usually due to a difference in the levels of care.

However, with in-home care, elderly married couples are able to remain together in the comfort of familiar surroundings and at a more affordable price. It is preferred even if only one spouse needs assistance. Deciding to hire senior citizens home care requires planning, and it is important to understand the services that are available.

Is Your Loved One Physically Independent?

There are different types of assistance available. For example, those who are physically independent may only need a caregiver to come into the home to run errands, help with the housekeeping and/or provide companionship.

When adult children have other responsibilities such as work and rearing their own children, professional caregivers are able to ease the burden. They provide support to elderly parents on a schedule that is preferable for them. With this caregiver in the home, adult children are able to visit with their elderly parents and loved ones without having to worry about cleaning, running errands or completing other tasks.

Care Management

This is a collection of services that will help seniors keep track of doctor visits, medication reminders, important appointments and other vital pieces of information. Another aspect of these services is companionship. It does not matter if it is a game of cards, going out for an afternoon walk or simply sitting around the kitchen table talking, this connection prevents depression and boredom.

It can also provide respite for a spouse who acts as the primary caregiver for the spouse who needs care.

These services are also beneficial for those who need support after the leaving the hospital due to injury or illness. Nursing homes are very expensive, and many seniors prefer to recover at home especially if there is a spouse or loved one living in the home.

Whether an elderly parent needs daily assistance with activities or just needs someone in the home to act as a companion, senior citizens home care can meet their specific needs. The care is not only more comfortable, it is also more affordable than long term care facility options.

To learn more about our services, Atlanta residents should contact our office for more information.