Home Helpers of Racine and Kenosha staff helps families filter out the best care for their loved ones before making one of the most important decisions of their life.
Research has shown that seniors who receive care from their own home turn out to be healthier and have a higher quality of life than if cared for at a nursing home or assisted living facility. At Home Helpers, caregivers and qualified managers have learned that in-home care provides comfort for seniors, specifically those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia.
In-home care allows seniors to remain independent while still having a connection with their family. When someone is looking for the best care for their loved one it is typically during a time when a break is needed. Caregiving can be a full-time job and most people are unable to quit their careers to aid the health of a senior. At Home Helpers of Racine and Kenosha, taking care of seniors is the career of all staff members.
Nursing homes and assisted-living facilities may follow strict routines and schedule visitation hours which may have an effect on the senior’s recovery and aging process versus being at home. Seniors feel most comfortable and secure of their surroundings when at home.
This may seem obvious, but there is certainly far more freedom and independence for seniors who stay in their own homes, rather than having to be hospitalized. They are able to visit friends and family and have as many home visits as they like, whenever they like. They’re able to eat on their own schedule and create a sense of normalcy that works for them.
If someone is considering home health care, rather than a nursing home or an assisted living facility, it is important for them to do research and make sure they follow up on any references. If there are multiple family members, it is essential to bring everyone together so a decision can be reached by everyone involved. Lastly, families should talk to their senior loved one about what their wishes are! They are the ones who will have to go along with the plan, so it’s important to discuss the options with them and if possible, allow them be part of the decision-making process.
Once it is determined how much and what type of help is wanted, families may start recruiting the helpers they need. Families may be clear and sincere about what they will need from helpers and when they will need it. And be patient. Good help is often hard to find but well worth the wait.
For professional and compassionate assistance caring for a loved one, please call Home Helpers or visit their website today.
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