If your loved-one is in need of daily assistance, choosing a professional care service will dramatically improve their quality of life and preserve their sense of independence. When it comes to caring for a loved-one, the family should not be overly burdened by financial strains, or by providing care themselves. Professional care will ensure your loved-one receives the right care from a trained caregiver. The right professional care service will keep your loved-one happy and healthy, without jeopardizing their pride or sense of autonomy. With a professional care service, your loved-one receives assistance with daily tasks, protection from injury, and, most importantly, dedication, commitment, and loving care.
Which service is right for your loved-one?
Often, the service most popularly associated with “Senior Care” is nursing homes. However, this is not your loved-one’s only option. There is another, equally effective option that is often overlooked: in-home care. In-home care is perfect for loved-ones who do not wish to move from the comfort of their own home. Though nursing homes’ constant surveillance enables them to be best equipped to care for severe illnesses, in-home care also provides trained assistance for those with physical complications or manageable illnesses. Remember, professional in-home caregivers are usually trained nursing assistants, with extensive education and experience in caring for the elderly. Both in-home care and senior care centers offer distinctive benefits, with contrasting strengths and weaknesses.
The first question you should ask when pursuing professional care is the most important question: what are the wishes of your loved-one? Your loved-one may not want to move from the comfort of their home. Or, your loved-one may feel isolated at home, and wish to be surrounded by others? Then, you will want to consider your loved-one’s needs. Your loved-one’s physical and mental faculties will absolutely highlight the necessary services of a particular care provider over another. If your loved-one is combating an illness, you’ll want to assess how that illness affects day-to-day life and choosing the service that most directly improves quality of life. You may also want to engage your loved-one’s doctor in the discussion.
In-home care and senior care centers each offer similar services in varying degrees of involvement. To make the right choice, it is important to know the differences between them in order to determine the care service that best fulfills your loved-one’s wishes and needs.