Is a family member struggling with dementia or is your senior loved one’s health declining? When a loved one begins to have issues with everyday living activities, the family can be at a lost of what to do or become confused about who will care for their aging loved one. This can cause family members to feel like they do not have many options, believing the only solution is to put mom or dad into an assisted living facility or nursing home. You never want to panic and make a rash decision when it comes to caring for the elderly.
First, the worst thing that you can do to an elderly loved one is uprooting him/her from their home and move them into a strange place with unfamiliar people around them. That can cause unnecessary stress, panic, and seclusion. Second, the safest place for your elderly loved one is at home. They will be safer, happier, and definitely healthier.
Benefits of Home Care
Caring for the elderly at home has many benefits; a few advantages of aging at home is your loved one being comfortable in their own personal, familiar environment. A home that they probably lived in for years, knowing neighbors and the neighborhood that allows them the ability to garden in the back yard or go for a walk. Not to mention, the years of memories that reside in the home with your loved one. You can keep your loved one living in their own familiar home, plus give them the care they need by having a caregiver come to their home. It is a win/win for everyone involved.
Maybe your loved one has a pet that they are attached to and enjoy the companionship that a pet brings, that moving into a facility would mean that they would have to give their pet away. This can be traumatizing to your loved one.
Allowing your loved one to remain at home will prove in the long run to give you and your loved one peace of mind, knowing who exactly is caring for your loved one and that they are happy. Moving a senior into an environment like a nursing home can lead your loved one to develop depression when this can be easily avoided with care at home.
If your loved one needs additional services: physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy these can all be done at home also.
At Leading Edge Senior Care, we understand the benefits of the elderly living at home and provide the needed care to allow your loved one to stay in his/her home. Our services are personalized to the needs of each client, enabling seniors to remain in their home.
Want to learn more about in-home care services and your options to keep your loved one in their home, Call Us today (480) 618-5995.