Many times, family members feel as though the only option to care for a loved one may be to check them into a nursing home or nursing center. However, hiring a home caregiver is another option that many families are not aware of. As our loved ones begin to age, tasks that were once easy to them can become challenging, especially if they have recently been involved in an accident. When this begins to happen, hiring an in-home caregiver may be your best course of action.
5 Benefits of Hiring an In-Home Caregiver
In-home caregivers provide the personal care and attention needed to our aging loved ones right in the comfort of their own home. Not only will in-home caregivers handle a senior’s medical needs, but they can offer much more than a nursing home could. The top 5 benefits of hiring an in-home caregiver are:
1. Receiving Proper Attention
When putting your loved one in a nursing home, it may be difficult for your loved ones to have all of their needs met. With an in-home caregiver, you or your loved one will be provided with the proper attention needed to meet their medical needs. Not only will family members be at peace of mind knowing their loved ones are being looked after, but in-home caregivers will also build a more personal relationship with the senior which will increase their socialization.
2. The Comfort of Staying Home
A senior will most likely go against moving to a nursing home, no matter how “at-home” it might seem. By allowing your loved ones to stay home, you are increasing their sense of independence. If your loved one is recovering from a recent surgery or incident, hiring an in-home caregiver with experience in certified nursing or post-surgery recovery, can administer the proper medication and handle other household chores that your loved one won’t be able to due to their injury. Research studies even show that seniors can heal fast when they are recovering from the comfort of their own home rather than in a nursing home!
3. Providing Emotional Support
Seniors that live alone with minimal social interaction will be faced with moments of loneliness which can have an impact on their mental health. Choosing to hire an in-home companion caregiver can help maintain a cheerful attitude and proper socialization to help avoid any kind of negative impact on your loved one’s mental health.
4. Prevent Future Injuries
Although an in-home caregiver can help with household chores, errands, administrating medication, and socialization for your loved one, this does not mean that your loved one cannot still face a possible injury. However, with a caregiver keeping a watchful eye and removing possible slip and fall hazards such as a slippery rug or stray wire.
5. Supporting Family Caregivers
When families begin to realize their seniors need help, oftentimes they will take responsibility as the family caregiver. However, there comes a time where the time commitments and responsibility become too much for the family caregiver and they need to seek outside help. In-home caregivers can provide support to family caregivers from as little as a few hours a day to a full day’s worth of care.
When you need home care assistance for your loved one, you only want the best. At 24/7 Nursing Care, we refer care providers who are experienced, dedicated, and committed to doing their job. Our services range from companion care, certified nursing assistants, home health aides, post-surgery recovery care, and many more.
24/7 Nursing Care works directly with you and your loved one to find the best-personalized care that will meet all of your needs. For more information on our services or to set up a free in-home consultation, please call our Miami-Dade County office at (786) 518-3662 or our Broward office at (954) 949-1332.