For many seniors, living on their own is a choice they would make if came down to choosing between in home care or moving into a nursing home. AARP has stated that 95% of seniors want to live independently in their homes as long as possible. They may need help with certain day to day activities, but it is preferable to a nursing home. The reason for this is simple: Home is comfortable and familiar which makes people feel safe and secure.
So what are the benefits of in home health care vs nursing home care? We’ll break it down to help you make the most informed decision when deciding which direction to go.
When to Choose In Home Care Services
Ideally, the seniors in your life will be able to have a say in whether they would like in home care or to move to a nursing home. As we mentioned, most will choose in home care because they will be able to remain among their friends and surroundings that they know. Most importantly, they can maintain their freedom. Most seniors really only need help with basic activities around the house which makes in home care services a perfect solution.
At Nova Home Care, some of the common in home care services we provide to seniors include:
Personal Care Needs
- Bedtime Preparations
- Light Housekeeping
- Meal Preparation
- Grocery Shopping & Errand Assistance
- Assistance to Doctors Appointments or Therapy
Safety, Injury Prevention and Reassurance
- Fall Prevention
- Ambulation & Transfer Assistance
- Medication Reminders
- Helping with Activities & Hobbies such as: Reading, Gardening, Cooking and more.
- Home Health Care services tailored to the individual’s needs.
If your elderly parents or family members can largely take care of themselves and only need help with certain things, in home care is likely the best choice. Also make sure to talk it over with your loved one to see what they think and ask what would make them happiest.
Contact Nova Home Care & Staffing
Our certified home health aide and nursing staff specializes in home health care, but we can also provide individualized care within health care facilities like nursing homes. Contact Nova today to discuss your needs and we’ll work with you to find the best solution for providing high quality care for your loved one.