Today's guest post is by Kara Masterson. Kara is a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max. Her article outlines the advantages of in-home care for folks in need of 24-hour care. Enjoy Kara's article and feel free to comment below!
Many of us know someone who has been in need of 24 hour care at some point in their lives. When this type of care is necessary, it can be hard on both the loved one and their family. In cases like this, looking into in-home medical care should be part of the discussion for finding the proper care. There are many benefits of in-home care, but here are just 5 reasons why it may be the best option for your loved one.
Maintain Their Independence
If your loved one enjoys having Sunday dinners with the family, or cooking for special occasions, in-home care may be the best option. Being at home gives your loved one the ability to go about their day and do things like cook, while being assisted by a skilled aide. This type of care can help your loved on feel more independent while still being able to get the support that they need.
Keep The Privacy of Their Home
Giving your loved one the ability to stay at home for care means that they can take advantage of all the comforts of being home. Who doesn't want to sleep in their own bed and be surrounded by their treasured possessions and photos? There is nothing better than being at home, especially when you aren’t feeling well. Having your loved ones receive medical care in their own home can also make it easier for family and friends nearby to come visit.
Your Family Situation is Unique
You should only need to pay for the home care your situation necessitates. If you are able to care for your loved one on the weekends, or for certain portions of the week, you only need to pay for care for as long as you need it. Your in-home care is as flexible as your schedule is and is there when you need. This can help make getting medical care for your family a lot easier and a lot more convenient. It can also help save you money.
It has been shown that individuals that heal at home, heal faster than those who are institutionalized. Choosing in-home care for your loved one could ultimately help them live longer, because they are able to live in an environment that they are used to and comfortable with. You would be surprised by the impact of our environment on people's health.
You Don't Choose Nursing Home Staff
In-home care aides are chosen by you. You know who is caring for your loved one and get to both see and hear about the quality of care. In nursing homes, the quality of care varies and nursing home neglect does happen. In these instances, you may need to call a medical malpractice attorney. Medical malpractice is very serious and requires that you get help right away. However, there are a lot of myths about these types of medical lawsuits. I found an interesting article about medical malpractice lawsuits here.
If you or someone you know is considering in-home care for a family member, know the many benefits it may have for your loved one and make sure to do
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