Affordability and Comfort
For many seniors, a private home care setting is more comfortable than a crowded residential care facility. Home healthcare can ease the transition for a patient who is experiencing decline in their ability to perform daily tasks. For family members, a home caregiver provides peace of mind that their loved one is being taken care of in their own home.
In-home care can be provided by a variety of professionals including home care aides, registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and medical social workers. Depending on the client’s needs, home healthcare services can be covered by Medicare, Medicaid or long term care insurance.
A private caregiver can help clients with everyday tasks like bathing, dressing, cooking and running errands. The companionship of a private caregiver can also help to improve a senior’s overall health and wellness by encouraging them to take part in regular exercise such as range of motion exercises, walking or stretching.
A long-term relationship between a client and a private caregiver can develop into a friendship, often with the senior being able to look forward to visits from their trusted friend. Having someone to chat with, listen to stories and even share a meal together can help to revive old interests and open the door to new ones. In addition, studies have shown that people who receive home healthcare heal faster than those in a nursing home or rehabilitation center. Private Care at home