Why Home Care is Better Than Nursing Homes
Many families are frightened at the idea of sending a loved one to a nursing home and tend to forget that there are alternatives such as Home Care. Listed below are 4 reasons as to why Home Care is better than nursing homes.
- By being able to stay in your home and enjoy the things that you have worked hard for gives a higher comfort level. The environment is familiar, you remain around your friends and family, you control a lot of things including the visiting hours, meals and the cost can be more affordable than assisted living or nursing homes.
- You only pay for what you need. A nursing home can exceed as much as $6,000 per month while with home care, you can pay for just a set number of hours such as getting assistance with bathing, dressing, meal preparation, medication reminders, laundry, errands and taking you to doctor appointments.
- With Home Care you get one-on-one attention and it is not a wait for your turn – you’re next in line type of environment.
- Those who live in the comfort of their home where memories have been created tend to live longer than those in nursing homes studies have confirmed.
Obtaining home care is an option sometimes overlooked and if you are looking for an alternative these were just some of the reasons to consider it.
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