How do I know if in-home care is the right level of care compared to assisted living?
Every senior’s situation is different! For some, hiring in-home support services may be a better option than assisted living. Commonly, seniors voice a strong desire to stay at home because it is where they feel most comfortable. However, it is very important to be aware of the costs of different levels of care, such as assisted living, and compare what you could get for your money in an assisted living environment versus home care services. Home ownership, capable household management, sound financial assets, and a willingness to hire in-home care may be good reasons to try in-home care services instead of moving to assisted living. In-home care can be paramount in a senior’s future happiness, but it is important to consider mental, physical and social capacities to be able to live somewhat independently in the home. Continuous decline in health, high risk safety issues, isolation, inability to afford full-time caregivers, and/or financial strain of home ownership, are important reasons to consider whether in-home care is enough support or whether a better solution is assisted living. An in-home assessment, also called a consultation, by our Care Supervisor, is an important step to determine if in-home care provided by Compassion Senior Care, is a viable option.
What are the benefits of aging at home?
With the right care and services, aging at home can preserve independence and safety to help seniors live better. Seniors quality of life is enhanced when dignity, privacy and freedom are factored into a care program, which is generally better provided in home settings than at institutions or hospitals.
Aging at home provides the opportunity for you to live in a place that surrounds you with all the familiar objects and reminders of your past contributing to your most cherished memories.
Aging at home provides the opportunity to stay in the community you are familiar with so that you don’t lose contact and connections with neighbours.
Aging at home helps you to maintain relationships with local services you are accustomed to, for example the grocer, pharmacist, and barber.
Aging at home represents the wishes of approximately 96% of seniors as per Home Care Pulse 2017 Benchmarking study.
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