Live-in home care gives families the peace of mind of being able to care for their loved one at home. Nursing homes can be lonely for the elderly. Hiring a live-in home care assistant is an easy alternative to putting a loved one in a nursing home. Having live-in home care allows families to continue with their normal life by leaving time to work or run errands and still have their loved one living with them or independently.
Some benefits of live-in home care include:
- Personal care- The staff at a nursing home is responsible for a large number of patients and a loved one may feel uncared for or neglected. A live-in home care assistant will be able to focus solely on the aging adult and meet all of their medical and physical needs. Families will be able to discuss their loved one’s condition with a trained professional. Together families will best decide on the best care plan.
- Peace of mind- The cases of elder abuse at nursing homes are on the rise. Sadly, some cases of neglect or abuse may go unnoticed because of long gaps between visits. With an in home care assistant, families have the peace of mind of monitoring the care their loved one is receiving.
- Keeping family unit intact- Parents were instrumental in caring for us while we were growing up. Most adult children do not want their aging parents to feel abandoned in their twilight years. Caring for their loved one at home allows them to keep their family together. Grandchildren will appreciate being able to see their grandparents regularly and seniors will continue to feel as though they are a valued member of the family.
- Cost effective- Nursing homes can charge up to four figures a month and then there are still other miscellaneous costs which can increase the bottom line. With home care families are able to determine how long and how often the companion works. Therefore, families are in complete control of the costs of care. They may even end up saving money every month.