Why In-home Senior Care?
In-home Senior Care is a good option for seniors who need assistance around the home or might be considering assisted living or a nursing home. As seniors age, it becomes difficult to keep up with daily household chores. Daily chores like grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, and running errands can become hard to keep up over time. Some senior citizens may have additional challenges personally caring for themselves like bathing, grooming, or eating. In cases like this the natural thought is to considering moving into assisted living or a nursing home. This may be a good option for some, but a large majority of elderly may actually benefit from in-home senior care. A lot of people are unaware of this option or believe that it may be too expensive. In reality in-home care is a very effective and affordable option for the elderly and their families.
Who can benefit for In-home Senior Care?
A wide range of seniors can benefit from in-home care. Care can be provided from as little as 3 hours up to 24 hours. Agencies can assist with companionship, housekeeping, or personal care. This means that in-home care can help aging adults who need little assistance and those who need continuous care. Some seniors are very independent but may only need a companion to check on them every few days or so. Having a caregiver come by periodically can help families have peace of mind. There are also seniors who require around the clock care. Families in this situation believe aging adults may need to move into a nursing home to get adequate care. A nursing home may be necessary if physical therapy or medical treatment is needed. If seniors do not require medical care, in-home senior care could be a better option to address the needs of seniors and their families.
How Much Does In-home Senior Care Cost?
Another reason to consider in-home senior care is affordability. Costs for nursing homes and assisted living facilities may range from $2000 to 5000 per month. This might not be a viable option for seniors on a fixed or limited income. It may also be unnecessary for some seniors who are fairly independent. In-home care can offer the same benefits as the facilities at a fraction of the costs. A caregiver could visit a senior for a few hours 3 times a week for less than a $1000 per month. In addition this care will be provided one on one versus a facility that divides the care amongst its residents.
If you would like to learn more about in-home senior care feel free to contact Golden Heart Senior Care. Someone from our agency will be happy to answer any questions you may have about care. We can provide information on in-home care services, costs, benefits, and payment options.