The Benefits of In-Home Health Care for You & Your Loved One. -

The Benefits of In-Home Health Care for You & Your Loved One.

March 26, 2013

You only want the best for your loved one. Their safety, comfort, and well-being are your top priorities. When contemplating in-home health care, consider the benefits it provides for your loved one: the best in physical and emotional well-being in the comfort of familiar surroundings.

1. In-Home Health Care Provides a Safe Environment for Your Loved One.

Elderly patients who suffer from Alzheimer’s, Dementia or Parkinson’s disease are already confused, scared and stressed. Adding to their angst by placing them in unfamiliar surroundings may only add to their confusion. To reduce their stress level, they will be more comfortable in their own home. However, it is crucial to ensure that their home is safe and secure to prevent possible injury. A in-home health care professional such as Five Star Quality Home Care, will ensure the safety of their home environment. Your in-home health care provider should also provide assistance with daily routines such as meal preparation, medication reminders, and bathing and grooming as needed.

In addition, your loved one’s home carries a lesser risk of infection of a contagious disease than a rehabilitation facility or nursing home which is home to other seniors with ailments. Hiring an in-home health care professional for your loved one with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease, or a senior who may be recovering from a stroke and keeping them in their own home, will support their recovery and aid in their longevity by protecting them from a possible illness or infection such as MRSA or SARS.

2. In-Home Health Care Promotes Healing.

Senior citizens, especially those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia, benefit from staying in their own home rather than moving to an unfamiliar environment. Studies show that the longer long-term care placement is delayed, the less risky it is for your loved one. One reason is the reduced stress of allowing the patient to continue with their daily activities in the least restrictive environment, preventing unnecessary confusion and allowing them maximum control and freedom.

3. In-Home Health Care Provides Quality, Personalized Care for Your Loved One.

If subjected to a nursing home, the nurse to patient ratio could be as low as one nurse to every five patients. Having an in-home health care provider such as Five Star Quality Home Care, ensures that your loved one will receive undivided, one-to-one attention that is personalized to their individual and specific needs. In addition, Five Star Quality Home Care is licensed and accredited with the highest standards possible to make certain that your loved one is provided with the most qualified professional caregiver that will attend to their needs.

4. In-Home Health Care is More Cost Effective.

You can’t put a price on the health and well-being of your loved one and if money were no object you would only settle for nothing but the best when it comes to their care. But research shows that not only is in-home health care more beneficial to the well-being for some patients, but is also a more cost-effective service than inpatient residential facilities. The length of stay in the hospital for patients is decreasing and many patients are going home earlier. Many of these patients are electing to go home rather than to a rehabilitation center. In these situations, an in-home health care professional can provide quality care to aid in their recovery and prevent further re-injury to the patient.

5. An In-Home Health Care Professional Eases the Burdens on the Family.

We know you only want the best for your loved one, but you can’t be there with them all of the time. You have obligations to other family members, your career, or you may feel that you are unable to provide your loved one with the adequate care they need. We understand how important your family is to you and we are here to help you by being a partner in care, an extra family member if you will, and providing quality in-home care as much or as little as you need it so that you can take care of yourself and your family too.

At Five Star Quality Home Care we understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family and deciding to hire an in-home health care professional is an important decision. Your family is very important to you and you need to weigh your options and do what is in the best interest of your loved one. Your family member is important to us as well, and we also have their best interest in mind. We are there for them, when they need us the most.

At Five Star Quality Home Care, you’re already family. Call or fill our our free home assessment form and see the Five Star difference today!