The need for respite care and assistance in one’s home is higher than ever. This increasing need is due to the large generation of baby boomers that continues to age. As this generation ages the question then becomes what options are available for families? The traditional options for assistance have been retirement communities or care facilities, however with the current state of COVID-19, many industry professionals and families are choosing home care services instead.
The home care industry offers a variety of advantages over a traditional facility. For families, the most important of these advantages is the ability and comfort of keeping a loved one in their own home. Comfortability with those taking care of them and familiarity with their surroundings are essential factors when deciding what option of care is best. The importance of these factors often leads families to take it upon themselves and try to provide the care their loved ones need instead of a team of professionals.
Families make this decision with the best of intentions; however, they do not realize the difficulty that comes with long term caregiving. Fortunately, a professional home care agency has the experience to not only help with these difficulties but also provide an opportunity for your loved one to live the best life possible.
Comfort & Safety
Home care services give a loved one the opportunity to age in the comfort of their own home with the necessary assistance and safety of a trained caregiver. Everything is able to stay in its place and daily routines can stay the same; nothing more uncomfortable than being in an unfamiliar place.
Who doesn’t want independence? For aging adults, keeping a sense of independence while receiving help is very important. Bringing a caregiver into one’s own home provides not only comfort for a senior but also the independence they want in a safe way that families’ are supportive of.
Support from Family and Friends
Spending time and catching up with family and friends is a large part of an aging adults’ time. If they live in a restricted facility, their visiting time is limited; but if they choose to age at home, visiting can be an everyday occurrence.
We understand this decision is not easy for families, that is why Open Arms Solutions is dedicated to providing the highest-quality care and open communication with our clients and their families. We would loved to be part of the care team that gives your loved one the best life possible. Call Open Arms Solutions to learn more at 847-272-4997.