Like most seniors we know they want to live at home for as long as they possibly can. It could be the sense of having their independence or apprehension at the thought of assisted living facility costs. But there are some activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, driving or grocery shopping that can be difficult for some seniors. In-home care provides seniors with home health care, non-medical care and even companionship. Statistics say 78 million baby boomers are retiring at the rate of 8,000 a day. The demand for in-home will only increase which means more competition with better service and lower prices.
Surveys show that 90% of seniors want to stay in their homes. Your home is where you are most comfortable. It’s familiar and provides comfort. If you move into a assisted living facility or nursing home you are starting over, you may even be in a room with a stranger. With in-home care you’re able to remain as independent as possible. One’s Independence is a psychological advantage especially when the effects of aging are taking place.
For example, you have knee replacement surgery. Instead of going to a nursing home you go back to your home. A physical therapist helps you with your recovery. While a home health aide tends to your home until you can. You are in your own surroundings, sleeping in your bed. All of the familiarity helps with your recovery.
Here at Leading Health Care of Louisiana we thrive on giving our seniors the best care possible. If the time has come for you or a loved one to explore in-home care options please call our office today. We are open Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm and Friday 8:30am-4:00pm.