When choosing the type of care to provide for your aging loved ones, one of the biggest considerations, inevitably, is cost.
This is one of the many areas in which at-home care shines. Depending on the amount of care needed, at-home care can be a less expensive option than full-time residence in a long-term care or assisted-living facility — all while providing one-on-one, personal care and attention in the beloved environment of home.
However, cost is far from the only consideration. Your loved ones have worked hard their entire lives to support their families and provide for their future; now it’s time to focus on what’s best for them.
Whether they need just a little assistance now and again, or whether they need full-time care, life at home with a personal caregiver can provide your loved ones with the comfort, quality and ease of life they deserve.
Personal care and attention: When it comes to the retirement years, it’s hard to beat the personal care provided by a companion caregiver. Beginning with an in-home consultation and continuing through customized schedules and personalized care plans, every detail is tailored specifically for each person with whom we work.
The comfort of home: Not only do loved ones get a personal caregiver, but they get it in the familiar surroundings of home. At home, everything from the pictures on the walls to the layout of the furniture is comfortable and inviting. This can be particularly great for those seniors with dementia, but everyone can benefit from growing older in a place that’s well-known and familiar.
Less travel: Especially for those elderly who have mobility issues, in-home care can provide wonderful benefits. Caregivers can assist with medication monitoring, household errands, grocery shopping, light housekeeping and more. When doctor visits are necessary, at-home caregivers can provide accompaniment and even share necessary info with loved ones after the visit.
Family visits: At home, there are no visiting hours, quiet times or roommates to contend with. Loved ones can visit whenever is convenient. Plus, those who want to help out can do so at a time and location that’s best for everyone.
More independence: At home, comfortable surroundings can lead to a greater degree of confidence. You know where things are, how they work and how to use them. Additionally, at home, the homeowner is in charge of decision-making.
Take My Hand At-Home Care provides companion care services to senior citizens in Lynden, Bellingham, Ferndale, Blaine, Everson, Nooksack, Sumas, Birch Bay and throughout Whatcom County.
For help ensuring that your loved ones get the lives they deserve in their older years, contact Take My Hand.