Whether you’re searching for yourself or for a loved one, in-home care is often the best option. Home care professionals can handle a wide variety of needs with a more flexible approach than a hospital, senior home and assisted living center. Hiring a home professional has a number of advantages over out of home care. Here’s just a few:
1. It Reduces Stress
This is probably the most obvious reason, but also one that shouldn’t be discounted in importance. Stress plays a key role in recovery and maintaining a patient’s overall health. An increase in stress can slowly but steadily sap strength from a patient, both physically and mentally.
Staying in one’s home is vastly less stressful than having to stay overnight at a healthcare center; sometimes for weeks or months or even permanently.
2. It Promotes Positive Activities
Many medical conditions can be lessened or cured through activities such as physical therapy, meditation, and other positive activities assigned by a medical professional. Although in a hospital setting, it can be difficult for patients to find the motivation and will to carry them out on a daily basis. Staying at home allows them to create routines that are more likely to last.
3. It Keeps Things Familiar
For those with medical conditions such as dementia or Alzheimer’s in-home care can severely decrease mental distress as well as resulting in harmful behaviors for both the patient and the caregiver. For these particular patients, moving to a new and unfamiliar area is a world shattering event whose shock is repeated daily.
4. It Allows for Continuity of Care
Fortunately, with in-home care, a single caregiver will be used instead of a multitude of different healthcare professionals. Just as with the eponymous phrase of too many cooks in the kitchen, the likelihood of details and nuances of care are likely to be lost when a patient is traded between so many professionals.
A single caregiver offers consistency and continuity of care. Each caregiver treats their patients over an extended period and are familiar with every facet of their case. A single caregiver often gives each patient a sense of security as well, therefore, they are more likely to be receptive to suggestions and treatments.
5. It Doesn’t Take Away Autonomy
Most importantly, in-home care gives a patient a sense of control and independence over their life that simply isn’t possible when staying in a healthcare facility. They can stay in a place that they own and have control over where they can make decisions. By bringing care to them, instead of having to go to it, they never feel like they have to forfeit the reins of their life to someone else.
Now that you’ve read about some of the benefits of in-home care, why not take a look at the in-home care we offer? At 360 Healthcare we match you or a loved one with a caregiver that suits their needs. Our in-home care is affordable, flexible and fully customized to meet each individual need. We offer free in-home consultation.
Call us today at (561) 400-0505 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and take control of your healthcare decisions.