Advantages of Senior Home Health Care

Most of us dread the day we have to begin considering how we will care for our aging parents. Adult children must watch the people who cared for them all their lives lose the ability even to care for themselves. Parents must not only let go of the ability to care for their children – regardless of their ages – but also need their children to care for them in return. However, many are finding comfort in senior home health care.

In-Home Care vs Assisted Living Facilities

One of the first decisions you may have to make is whether your parent should move into an assisted living facility or have someone come to their home to provide senior home health care. Some assisted living homes can be very enjoyable if the parents have positive mindsets regarding living there. However, many do not want to give up their autonomy, linking it closely to dignity. Senior home health care has many benefits that allow your parents to keep both.

One of the most difficult things for the elderly to let go of is their independence. Throughout their lives, they cooked their own meals, shopped for their own groceries – or for fun! – and drove their own cars. Asking help to do these things now that they are older is often devastating. One of the best aspects of senior home health care is that your parents can remain in the comfort of their own home, surrounded by their own things, and receive assistance with only what they choose.

Who Provides the Care?

Senior home health care providers are typically nurses who can be scheduled to visit – or even live full-time in the elderly patient’s home. In many cases, it is less expensive to have senior home health care, and the elderly tend to be healthier, happier, and less stressed, which contributes not only to their living longer – but also living happier!

Your parents will hold on to their freedom and dignity, which is crucial! Your parents can leave whenever they want, choose what times they eat, remain close to friends and neighbors, keep their pets, and even choose what they do each day for fun – all while you know they are safe, cared for, and happy! This leaves them with independence, dignity, and happiness intact and you with peace of mind that they have them.