By 2030, people aged 65 years and above will outnumber children in the United States. More older Americans will need support from their family, friends, and healthcare facilities. Many people we talk to are worried about how to support the elderly members of their family. Private in-home nursing can provide an ideal solution.
People above the age of 65 need support for daily activities such as medications, groceries, cooking, bathing and cleaning. They are vulnerable to accidents and illness. It is challenging to manage one’s own family and a job while taking care of an older family member. That is why many are turning to nursing homes or assisted living facilities.
Nursing homes can suffer from several problems. The patients have to live with other people. Often, they live in small living spaces. Patients also live with restrictions in nursing homes – they cannot come and go as they please. They live away from friends and family. Separation from others leads to boredom in nursing homes. Many residents feel alone, abandoned and isolated.
An AARP survey found that three in every four older people prefer in-home care. The issues with nursing homes make them less desirable for the elderly. The coronavirus outbreak has also raised questions about health and safety in nursing homes. More than 40% of coronavirus related deaths in America were in nursing homes.
Some of the major benefits of private in-home nursing are as follows.
In-home care allows seniors to stay at home with their families, or in their own home where they feel more comfortable. The senior will not feel bored and lonely if they can live with their loved ones. Their families are also going to feel more assured because they will be able to see them daily. In-home care also affords them the freedom and choice that they desire. The seniors can live on their terms. They can leave home freely to visit their favorite places.
With private in-home care, seniors can also benefit from the support of a trained nurse. Services like Celestial Care provide qualified caregivers for in-home care. A private nurse that they can trust will assist seniors with daily activities. With in-home care, living at home can be sustainable for older people and their families as the one-on-one attention will make them feel better.
People can tailor the services according to their needs and timings. As a result, seniors receive exactly the level of care they need from someone they come to know and trust. A caregiver that visits them daily will provide companionship as well as any level of health care assistance they may need.
For the elderly suffering from any number of health conditions, in-home care offers the best experience. Seniors can remain at home where they feel most comfortable, while receiving one-on-one care from a qualified individual. No nursing home or hospital can match these benefits.
Many people today face a difficult question: how can I best take care of my parents or grandparents? Everyone wants to do their best to take care of their older family members, but face limitations. If you’re considering a nursing home (or potentially looking at a long hospital/rehab stay), look into in-home nursing. It can allow seniors to stay at home where they are most comfortable, while having the help and support they need to handle their daily health and household needs.
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