First, they could do the care themselves, but this quickly wears down the caregiver when all the responsibility is left to one person. The burden of caring for the loved one in need can become too great when there are other family members and work obligations to be cared for as well. In addition, a family member may not have the medical knowledge necessary to give appropriate care.
Another choice for a loved one in need of care is an assisted living facility. But many are reluctant to move from their home and admit they can no longer live independently.
Homecare is another option. Homecare can provide the customized care that is best for both the family and the loved one in need of care. Consider the following benefits of the personalized nature of homecare:
- When homecare is chosen, the person is able to keep their own daily schedule. The homecare worker’s hours can be arranged around your schedule instead of having your loved one having to adjust to an institutionalized schedule. In an assisted living facility, if a meal plan is chosen, the institution decides when the meals are served. The facility would also determine when scheduled activities would be provided without consideration of each resident’s established daily routine. But if homecare is chosen, the homecare provider can work with the loved one’s existing schedule.
- There are financial benefits, too. In institutionalized care, your monthly fee is going towards buildings, remodels, advertising, janitorial services, CEOs, parking lots, security guards, nurses and nurses’ aids. But with homecare, your fees are much lower since there is a more simplified structure in place with less layers of management and support staff. This simplified approach also lessens the number of individuals who need to receive information so that the loved one is given consistent care.
- If you have a family member who desires to give your loved one care at least part time, homecare can fill in the gaps of time based on your individual schedule.
- When a person is able to remain at home, they are able to maintain a level of dignity and independence which lessens emotional stress.
If you are in the Northeast Philadelphia area, and your loved one is in need of care, please contact CommUnity Care of the Northeast. For over thirty years, we have been providing personalized care for precious people from everyday families just like yours. Call us today and see how we can help you create a customized plan of care for your loved one.