Stay At Home and Enjoy A Better Quality of Life
Aging is a part of life, but you may not want to move into a nursing home facility when you do get older. You may also not want to become a burden on your family members and friends by asking them to provide you with daily assistance around your home. Fortunately, there are a few ways that seniors can remain in their homes while receiving the care and assistance they need. Affordable home care has become an attractive alternative to nursing homes and other long term care facilities.
Non-medical elder care is less expensive than care that residents receive in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. One of the reasons affordable home care is a better option is because the caregivers are not medical professionals. However, these compassionate caregivers will make sure that all of the senior’s needs are met such as:
- Mobility assistance
- Meal preparation
- Grocery shopping
Caregivers and companions also add a personal touch to each visit. They offer companionship to seniors who may be isolated in their homes during the day or night.
If you are considering using the services of in-home care for you or someone you loved, there are several options that will allow you or your loved one to stay in the home and receive the care you need.
Live In Companion
As the name suggests, a live in companion provides care and assistance 24 hours a day. This type of care is as affordable as or even less expensive than more traditional types of elder care. Instead of paying for medical care that you may or may not need, a caregiver offers the client his or her undivided attention. However, you can choose to request for a medical professional to be in the home as a precautionary measure.
If you or your loved one does not need someone in the home to provide care full time, you can choose to hire a nurse aide or caregiver. Caregivers do not provide medical care, all care provided is non-medical.
The option you choose for affordable home care will need to be based on you or your loved one’s specific needs related to health and home care. Although the journey to growing older never goes away, there are options available for you to stay at home and enjoy a better quality of life.
Are you looking for affordable care options for you or someone you love? If you need help in the Memorial area, contact us for more information and a free assessment today.