3 Benefits of Senior Home Care: Why You Should Give it a Try

adult day servicesCaring for a family member is a big job. It’s rewarding and a great way to spend time with a loved one. But providing full time care can quickly become a difficult burden to bear.

Thankfully, there’s a resource caregivers can take advantage of: senior home care.

Home care services benefit both the senior and the caregiver. If you haven’t already taken advantage of the care provided by home care agencies, we urge you to consider doing so.

3 Reasons Why People Hire Home Care

Here are our top three reasons why we think all caregivers should consider getting some outside assistance.

1. Your Loved One Gets to Stay Home

One of the best things about in-home care is seniors get to stay at home. They’re more comfortable at home and more likely to stay active if they get the assistance they need.

Another benefit of staying at home (as opposed to moving into a full-time care facility) is if the senior experiences illness or injury, they’re more likely to make a full recovery at home.

The stress a person can feel in a care facility can make the healing process exceptionally slow. But when seniors get to stay home, they feel better emotionally and are more willing to take part in therapy sessions.

2. Seniors Stay Independent

Reaching an advanced age is a huge accomplishment. Seniors have spent decades working hard and taking care of their families.

When the retirement years come along, seniors want to enjoy them. Needing assistance can put a damper on things.

However, seniors are more likely to feel a sense of pride and independence if they get to live on their own.

Having some in-home help during the day allows them to get the assistance they need without giving up their pride, confidence, or independence.

3. Seniors Get Personalized Care

When we serve those in our community, we’re there to serve their individual needs. One-size service does not fit every need.

When seniors or their caregivers come to us for help, we create a customized plan to fit their unique needs.

This can include shopping, cooking, cleaning, laundry, physical therapy, helping with medications, dementia care, or simply socializing.

How Home Care Assistance Benefits Caregivers

Caregivers also benefit from the services provided by home care. How so?

First, these services provide caregivers with a much-needed and well-deserved break – on a regular basis. It doesn’t take long before a caregiver starts to feel burned out.

This excess stress can wreak havoc on their physical and emotional health. And it can do some damage to the relationship between the caregiver and their loved one.

Second, the caregiver gets some peace of mind. With the personalized care an agency gives to families, caregivers feel like they can breathe easy.

Their loved one is going to get what they need when they need it – whether it’s their medications, a bath, or physical activity.

Third, the family benefits from a reduced financial burden. Some people have had to give up their full-time job in order to take care of a loved one.

Even being a part-time caregiver can result in missed days at work, which means less money coming in. Our services help families maintain their steady income.

And finally, caregivers get some help around the house. Our in-home care providers are willing to help out wherever needed. They can help with laundry, running errands, and cooking.

Getting these things out of the way for busy family members frees up time that they would rather spend enjoying the company of their loved ones.

Devoted In Home Care

All caregivers could use support while trying to help their loved one stay independent and in the comfort of their own home.

At Skylark Senior Care,  all of our employees are devoted to those in their care, and they are ready to go above and beyond to serve them and their families.

Are you curious about in-home care? If you’d like to know more and see if this is a good fit for you and your loved one, give us a call. We’d love to answer all your questions.

 

12 thoughts on “3 Benefits of Senior Home Care: Why You Should Give it a Try”

  1. I like that you mention how senior home care allows them to stay independent. My grandpa is looking to get some extra help but really wants to stay independent. I’ll be sure to talk to him about finding a professional senior home care where he can have that independence.

  2. My siblings are thinking of trying senior home care for our parents. This article educates me as to how seniors get personalized care to serve their individual needs. Thanks for the information!

  3. That’s cool that in-home care will help seniors be able to keep their pride, independence, and confidence while still getting the help they need. My grandma has been on her own ever since she was twenty. After my grandpa ran off she had to raise her kids by herself and take care of everything independently. Now, though, she has some heart problems, and it’s harder for her to do things than ever before. It seems like getting home care services to help her would allow her to still be independent while being taken care of.

  4. I hadn’t thought about how in-home services can help keep track of the medications the elderly person needs. I have been looking for someone to help my father now that he’s older. I can see how it would be nice to have someone manage his medication because he has started forgetting to take it.

  5. It’s great to learn more about home care. I like the fact that my mom could get a customized plan for her. She has some unique needs and wants, so having someone to give her care in her own home would be best!

  6. Thanks for sharing the blog. Home care can be the perfect alternative to senior care living facility where they are more or less dependent. The best benefit of home care is seniors can age in a familiar setting surrounded by their family members.

  7. Senior care seems like a fantastic idea. I love the fact that my mom can just stay in her home and have someone come take care of her. She needs some help, that’s for sure, so we’ll look into this some more.

  8. I’m glad that this article mentions how having home care gives seniors the chance to be independent while also receiving the necessary assistance that is personalized to their needs, whether they require help with shopping or if they suffer from dementia. When choosing a home care service, it would probably be a good idea to consider your senior’s needs so that you can find a professional who offers the necessary services. Looking online could help you research the different options as well as check reviews to make sure that they treat their patients well.

  9. What you said about seniors wanting to enjoy their retirement years and that they want to have a sense of pride and independence is something that I completely agree with. I was talking with a friend about her grandmother and how she is getting older and will need some assistance soon but right now he mind is all there and she doesn’t want to admit when she needs help. If a grandparent or senior needs care but wants to remain independent as long as they can, I think elder home care services would be the best route to go.

  10. It got me when you said that this kind of care will be able to help them in lots of household chores that they can’t do anymore. With that in mind, I will hire one for my grandmother since she can’t eat and cook for herself anymore. This is because she has suffered from a stroke this year.

  11. I really liked what you said about how having some in-home help during the day will allow seniors to get the assistance they need without giving up their pride and independence. My grandma is having a hard time lately but doesn’t want to move to an assisted living center. Thank you for the information about how in-home help will allow her to live her life the way she wants to and still get the help she needs.

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