If your senior loved one requires daily assistance with living but isn’t yet ready to make the jump to a senior living community, in-home nursing services are an excellent compromise. These services are personalized to fit each individual’s specific needs, whether they need round-the-clock care or just someone to check in on them daily. Careage has compiled a list of the benefits of in-home nursing services to help you decide whether they are right for your loved one.
In-Home Nursing Services can Provide Companionship
Even if you or your senior loved one are fairly competent and capable around the house and don’t suffer from many long-lasting ailments, loneliness and isolation can have negative impacts on mental health. Having another person around can brighten the atmosphere of a home and lift anyone’s spirits, especially if the patient and their caregiver are able to form a close connection.
In-Home Nursing Services can Be Less Costly than Assisted Living
While private home care can be expensive, depending on your or your loved one’s situation, it can be more cost-effective than a senior living community. In fact, some senior living communities, like Careage, offer their own in-home health services. Even a full eight-hour day of home care can be less costly than an assisted living community if, for instance, the home is paid for. You’ll also have the freedom to pick and choose when and for how long you’ll need the services, making it even more cost-efficient.
In-Home Nursing Services Provide Personalized Care
While senior living communities provide excellent health care services and often offer 24/7 support, the staff also has to tend to many other residents in addition to your loved one. If you want to ensure your loved one has the full attention of their caretaker at all times, in-home nursing services may be the better option. Additionally, a personal aide will be able to form a close relationship with your loved one and more easily understand how to cater to their specific wants and needs.
In-Home Nursing Services can Boost Confidence
As welcoming as a senior living community can be, some people simply prefer the independence of staying at home for as long as they can, and in-home nursing services are perfect for them. In-home nurses can help people boost their confidence in a respectful way, giving them the dignity that they deserve.
We hope that this gave you a good idea of some of the benefits of in-home nursing services Find more information on Careage’s in-home health services, visit our home health page.