It’s understandable that the majority of the elderly would prefer to stay at home for as long as possible. There’s a level of comfort to aging at home, surrounded by all your memories and beloved possessions.
But as the child of a senior, making this decision about your parents’ life can be daunting, especially when your parents are adamant about remaining at home. We understand that there are some situations where staying at home just isn’t a feasible option, but when it is, the benefits are numerous.
Comfort and Familiarity
One of the biggest arguments for in-home care services is the comfort level of your senior. The familiarity of home and a regular routine can have a significant and positive impact on your loved one’s well-being.
If your parent has recently had an accident or been in the hospital, research has shown that recovering at home actually speeds up their recovery. Not to mention the stress that can accompany having to learn not only a new environment but also a new routine and way of life when moving into a nursing home.
According to a 2012 study, almost 90% of seniors would prefer to remain in their own homes. It’s also been found that the majority of seniors fear nursing homes more than death; the idea of losing their independence can be a scary thought. By researching ways in which your loved ones can remain at home, you’re helping them retain a sense of independence, dignity, and purpose lives.
Quality of Life
Quality of life is a pretty loaded term. It can refer to the fact that your parents will be able to remain at home, in a tranquil setting that they’ve created over the years. Their social life won’t be hampered; it may actually improve! Some adult care services (like Georgia Senior Living Care) allow their in-home seniors to also enjoy the social activities put on for their residential members.
The family dynamic won’t change either. All too often, family relationships are strained by the visiting hours and requirements of nursing homes. Having a strong family around elderly parents is an incredible source of support. In-home caregivers and family members will also be in regular communication about the overall health and well-being of the elderly family members.
Worried Free Living
Hiring in-home adult care services guarantees peace of mind for both you and your elderly parent. Many professional in-home caring services, such as Georgia Senior Living Care, employ only thoroughly screened, trained, and insured caregivers, who are either certified nurse aides or personal care assistants.
Although you may be able to help with a few things, it’s understandable that you have your own responsibilities as well. Just a few of our personalized caregiving services include bathing and dressing, grocery shopping, laundry and other general housekeeping duties, and a variety of other tasks. So you’ll be able to live a little easier knowing that your parents are being taken care of by professionally trained caregivers.
Give Georgia Senior Living Care a call today to learn more about our in-home adult care services!