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5 Benefits of In-Home Senior Care

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Comparing the various alternatives for caring for your loved one can often be overwhelming, but for many families in-home care is an excellent option. In-home care provides a helping hand to ensure the happiness, comfort, and safety of your aging loved one. Following are five primary benefits of the in-home care presented by Bloomfield Home Care Assistance.

1. Comforts of Home
Being in a familiar environment can be one of the most therapeutic options for seniors. Staying in his or her own home means your loved one will have access to his or her belongings, which can be especially comforting when mental or physical challenges make daily life challenging. Plus, as your elderly relative will be able to host family and friends whenever he or she wants, home care can ensure your loved one never feels isolated or lonely.

2. Cost Efficiency
One of the most stressful parts of caring for an aging relative is finding ways to afford care. Retirement and nursing homes can be difficult—if not impossible—for families to finance, and not every senior requires that type of medical care. In-home care, on the other hand, can be an affordable option costing as little as half the price of nursing homes. Home care is also available on an as-needed basis, meaning you only pay for the amount of care your loved one needs.

3. Personalized Attention
In-home senior care is tailored to fit the specific needs of your loved one. A live-in or part-time caregiver in Bloomfield can assist your loved one with a range of daily tasks, both in and out of the home. Some services include light housework, transportation, medication reminders, help with bathing, cooking, mobility support, and more.

4. Quicker Healing
In-home care is correlated with healing and is safer than being in a hospital. Recent studies show that the elderly heal faster while at home and that they are less likely to develop infections than when in a hospital.

5. Independence
In-home care promotes independence by keeping seniors in charge of their lives for as long as possible. As seniors who have a level of control over their schedule and daily routines feel more dignified and report higher levels of satisfaction than seniors in nursing homes, home care can help promote your loved one’s emotional wellbeing.

In-home care provides you with peace of mind and ensures personalized support for your loved one.  When searching for the right option to care for your aging parent or other relatives, consider turning to Home Care Assistance. Our Care Managers are on call 24/7 to answer your questions about hourly or live-in home care in Bloomfield. Please call 248.283.0835

to speak to one of our Care Managers about how in-home care may benefit your elderly loved one and to set up a free, no-obligation consultation.