12 Good Reasons why one should consider the services of PRIME CARERS ASSOCIATION
Studies have found that an estimated 90% of elderly people prefer home or residential care over institutional care.
1. Home care helps keep families together.
Compare this to taking an elderly person away from her loved ones. At no time is family more important than during times of illness. There are cases we have sighted where a man who suffered from stroke had a quick recovery while around family members and friend than when he was in care institution. Removing an elderly person from the home poses danger to their lives. It has more psychosocial challenges on them than when they are cared for in their own homes.
2. Home care helps promote healing.
We have had hospital experience and would always encourage people to go home and complete their treatment because this has been found to have positive impact in their health. Medical evidence shows that people recover more quickly at home
3. There is no place like home.
The words memorialized by Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz are shared by most elderly and frail individuals who are faced with the possibility of having to leave home because they can no longer care for themselves. In fact, recent studies have found that home care is preferred about nine to one over institutionalized care. Most people say they want to be cared for in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes for as long as possible
4. Home care is safer.
There is no secret that people pick up infections and other complications when they live amid a chronically ill population (such as in a hospital or institutional care facility). This is obviously not the case when cared for at home.
5. Home care is delivered by a special group of people.
People don’t work in the home care industry for the money. They do it for the emotional satisfaction of helping others and for making a difference in the life of another. Take Juliet, who has been a home caregiver for nearly 15 years. She loves her job and cares for her patients in the same way she would want her own loved ones treated.
6. Home care helps elderly people maintain their independence.
Home care allows elderly people, who strive to maintain their remaining independence as long as possible, to continue to live in the place they function best – their home.
7. Home care means personalized care.
You get this nowhere else. For example, take the case of Sandra, who returned home from hospital admission, where for the first time since she started receiving home care services she was no longer receiving attention on a one-to-one basis. The aides and nurses, she felt, were too busy dealing with emergencies and she very much missed not having someone there to give him his morning shower or make sure he took his medication. He couldn’t wait to get home where her home carer, always puts his needs first.
8. Home care prevents or puts off institutional life.
Living in a long-term care facility is unfamiliar, uncultured and can often be intimidating. Again, most say they prefer postponing the inevitable as long as possible.
9. Home care reduces the stress that often accompanies illness.
Illness increases anxiety and stress, but research shows it’s not nearly as great when care is practiced in the home. Studies by nursing schools and government agencies have found that home care actually extends life. Visits by home care personnel often provide spiritual as well as medical support. It extends life. For most people, the quality of their life is far better at home than anywhere else
10. Home care often gets the entire family involved in providing care.
Immediate and extended family members often take an active role at different times of the day when caring for a loved one.
11. Home care is less expensive than other forms of care.
The cost of home care is always less expensive than hospitalization and almost always more affordable than institutionalized home or assisted living care.
12. Technology will make home care even more desirable in the future.
Medical and technological advances has and will continue to make it possible to diagnose, monitor and treat illness at a distance. This will help make home care even more of a preferred option.
For all these reasons, home care continues to grow as the most preferred and most effective way to care for our elderly loved ones. Contact PRIME CARERS ASSOCIATION today.
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