Benefits of Home Care
There are many benefits to home care for the elderly. From companionship and ensuring that there is someone around to look after your elderly loved one’s well being even when you are not present, home care has multiple benefits. Here are some good reasons why you should use home care to take care of your elderly relatives.
In-Home Care is Affordable.
A professional caregiver not only provides high quality care, they can be extremely affordable as compared to nursing homes. In most cases, keeping your elderly loved ones at home costs considerably less per hour than it would to send them to your local elder care home. This is even more true when the home care company you choose to take care of your elders have reasonable rates and simple pricing models.
The Comfort of Home
For many elderly family members the feeling of being at home, where they are comfortable and where they have family and friends surrounding them can promote their recovery. If your parent or relative has been discharged from the hospital recently, the home care option allows them to rehabilitate in the comfort of their own home which research has shown can help older adults heal more quickly.
Caregivers that provide for your loved ones at home have only one purpose and that is to make sure that your loved ones receive their complete attention and quality care. For the care givers at Heritage Senior Care, providing excellent personal care is their priority. Your loved one gets one-to-one care at the necessary level to make them completely comfortable.
Personalized, One-To-One Care
More seniors fear moving into a nursing home and losing their independence than they fear death itself? According to one study, nearly 90% of seniors want to age in their own home. For many Americans, our homes are our castles, and this does not change as more candles and are added to our cakes. The home setting is the least restrictive environment for older adults to remain engaged with their typical daily activities in the community and with family and friends around them. With a range of home care services, your loved ones have the control and the ability to lead a meaningful and independent life well into old age. Home care services can range from medication reminders and assistance with activities to daily chores, meal prep and grocery shopping.
Independence and Comfort
In times of old age or sickness, a strong family bond takes centre stage. Families are a great source for emotional support for the elderly. Knowing that your loved one is in an environment that is safe and therapeutic can reduce the feelings of guilt that one associates with the caregiver’s burden. Those who choose home care for the elderly over nursing homes can have the advantage of visiting their family members whenever they want, without restricted visiting hours. Care co-ordinators are committed to involving your family in the care process and can help keep everyone in clear and regular communication.
Home Care Keeps Families Together
When you bring a caregiver in to take care for your elderly loved one, you are doing more than just ensuring the best type of care for them. You are ensuring them peace of mind for you. In most cases, it is just impossible for you to provide the range and level of care that a loved one needs. With responsibilities such as kids, jobs and a life of their own it can be almost impossible to fully take care of an elder. A full time caregiver gives you the benefit of not giving up on your loved one or being selfish. On the contrary, it makes you selfless to bolster the love and support you give your loved one with the professional, quality care provided by the care giver. Heritage Senior Care is licensed by the CDSS and all of our caregivers are trained and registered.
Piece of Mind
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The Home Care Services Consumer Protection Act took effect in California on January 1, 2016 mandates that all Home Care Organizations (HCOs) must be licensed by the Caliornia Department of Social Services (CDSS) prior to providing home care services. Additionally, all Home Care Aides (HCAs) employed by HCOs must be registered on the HCA Registry prior to providing care in the home. To provide the care that you or your loved ones need, the Act ensures that HCOs are using HCAs who meet training requirements, are free of active tuberculosis, and are background check cleared through CDSS. Heritage Senior Care is licensed by the CDSS and all of our caregivers are trained and registered.
FACT SHEET - Licensed vs. Unlicensed Home Care Services
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