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The Benefits of Home Care for Seniors

By Mark Silvanic, 9:00 am on

If your elderly loved one doesn’t require extensive medical care, home is the ideal location for him or her to thrive, and  Colorado Springs home care providers like Home Care Assistance offer as-needed care for seniors in the comfort of home. Being at home with familiar surroundings can improve emotional, psychological and physical health and allows your loved one to age with dignity and respect. Here are some additional benefits for seniors who receive at-home care.

Independence

Almost 90 percent of elderly people prefer to stay in their own home. The home represents safety, security, and independence in a place where seniors do not have to adhere to facility regulations and restrictions. While receiving care at home, your senior loved one can maintain his or her daily routine and conduct everyday activities as he or she normally would.

Improved Recovery

If your senior loved one is hospitalized as a result of an accident or illness, the experience can be disheartening for him or her. Once discharged, the chance to rehabilitate at home can prove essential to an efficient recovery. Studies show that seniors tend to heal faster at home as opposed to hospital or nursing home settings in part to feeling more comfortable and less stressed in a familiar environment.

Cost-Effective

According to studies performed by researchers at Purdue University, the cost of eight hours or less of in-home care is inexpensive compared to a full day in a nursing home. Your loved one can save a significant amount of money by hiring a home care agency that can provide as-needed care on a part-time or live-in basis.

Personalized Care

Situations and lifestyles vary from one elderly person to the next. At-home caregivers in Colorado Springs are expertly trained to accommodate the unique needs of each client.

Care is customized for each client and can include help with everything from running errands and cooking nutritious meals to personal grooming and assistance with incontinence. Home care providers can also meet the needs of seniors with advanced conditions like Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, and stroke recovery.

Family Bonds

Families serve as a vital source of emotional and mental support for an elderly person, and at-home care allows family members to be as hands-on as they like with their senior loved one. When your senior loved one receives at-home care, you and the rest of your family benefit because you aren’t restricted by the strict visiting hours or long distances of a nursing or assisted living facility. Both seniors and their loved ones can rest easy knowing that family isn’t far away.

Caring for a senior loved one by yourself can be challenging, and Home Care Assistance can help. We provide live-in or part-time care in Colorado Springs for seniors who are injured, ill, or simply need companionship and help around the house. Our expertly trained caregivers can offer transportation to doctor appointments, assistance with physical therapy, or emotional support to your senior loved one among other things. Help is only a phone call away. Contact a dedicated Care Manager today at (719) 822-1229 and ask for your free consultation.