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Care Considerations

Whether your loved one is suffering from the effects of aging, recovering from surgery, or experiencing physical or mental limitations due to a debilitating condition, they are able to stay safely in the comfort of their own home. The specialized training of our caregivers provide your family with better care than they would receive in an assisted living or nursing home facility.

Many families struggle with the decision of how to best care for a loved one that suddenly needs living assistance. For both parties, the one needing the care and the family member(s), the loss of independence is a difficult fact to accept. Many families feel they are forced into a decision without the opportunity or time to consider all options in the first place.

Professional in-home care is actually less expensive than assisted living or nursing homes by approximately 35%, and provides much higher quality service with the one-on-one care and attention deserved, all while allowing your loved one to stay in the comfort of his or her own home! It is a win-win situation for everyone in the family, and the best you can do for those who have done so much for you.

When you factor in only paying for the actual needs of the client at the start of care, based on a comprehensive care schedule with safety as a priority, the savings are even more! In many cases, we find you can start out at a few hours per day and a few days per week. Paying only for the care you require means holding onto your assets for many more years to come! This means having money down the road when more advanced care is required. In home care is flexible, and based on need alone. The Plan of Care and care schedule will always follow what the needs or individual condition require.

Most seniors would not ask to be displaced and removed from their homes. If a senior is forced into an institutional setting against their will, or feels it is their only option, it can be devastating. The loved one feels neglected and pushed aside and loses hope for living, and the family member(s) carry around the guilt that they were helpless to do anything else, had no other options and were forced to displace their loved one. Also, did you know that today, most assisted living facilities are understaffed? A typical nursing home or assisted living facility only requires a staffing ratio of 1:12, meaning one caregiver for every twelve residents. In most cases the ratio is really much higher, meaning even less care and attention for the residents. Don’t let your loved one suffer any abuse or lack of care.