As your parents get older decisions have to be made about their care and safety – but often the obvious choice of a care home is not the best solution for them or your family.
1. Home Care Speeds Up Recuperation
Nobody likes being in hospital, medical procedures can leave your parents feeling exhausted and it can be a very lonely place, but when you require care, coming home is out of the question.
Having a Live In Carer enables your Mum or Dad to recuperate in their own home and studies have shown healing is much faster at home rather than in a hospital environment, all the while letting you feel safe in the knowledge that someone is on hand to help.
2. There Is No Loss of Independence for the Elderly
Losing freedom to do whatever you want, whenever you want, can be hard to give up. Did you know seniors value their independence more than their own lives?
Studies show that:
26% of seniors said losing their independence is their greatest fear.
Only 3% of them have said death is their biggest fear.
And it makes sense if you think about it. The Elderly have dealt with an entire life of hard work. Now is their time to be free of routines and schedules – and yet this is the time they often have to move to a care home with schedules and routines that have to be followed. The good news is, home care keeps seniors "in charge" for longer.
3. Familiar Environment
As you have seen, the elderly value independence above all else, but as there is nothing more stressful than moving home, with Home Care you no longer have all the stress factors involved with moving to a nursing home, like leaving the home you've spent years in, dealing with new people all the time, getting used to an unfamiliar environment, and for dementia sufferers familiar surroundings are even more important to their wellbeing.
4. You Keep Your Family Together
Leaving a parent in a nursing home can make it more difficult for families to keep in touch – though most care homes have open visiting, it is not the same as popping in and visiting someone in their own home and normal family routine can continue.
If you’re looking for a fantastic live in care option for your loved one, then talk to us at Arbour Care. We have a wealth of experience with looking after the elderly in their own homes and we strive to ensure all our carers meet and exceed expectations of our clients. Call us now on 0845 838 1090.