When you make the decision to hire live-in care to take care of you in your home as you age, you're making an excellent decision both for yourself and for your family. And there are several reasons for this, which we'll get into later. First, let's look at the some of the overall senior care options you have:
Care in institutions involves long-term facilities, hospice care, nursing homes and other similar places. But they all serve the same basic ideas which are, a clinical facility, are staffed by people who do not really know you and are only paid to keep you healthy and alive, but they do not really make you happy or feel fulfilled. You will be removed from everything that you know and what you are comfortable with and you are forced to learn an entirely different way of life.
Family care involves you just living at home among your family members who take care of you. This is the least expensive and most comfortable option. But the toil is enormous in your family. The last thing that you want to happen as you grow older is to have you children think that you are a burden that they have to bear.
In-home care on the other hand is the middle-ground option. You get to live at time, either with your children or independently. You can choose to have 24-hour in-home care on one extreme of you can just have a nurse come in to check on you and help you with your housekeeping.
Live-In Care is that first extreme of in-home care: for people who are physically disabled or otherwise need round-the-clock assistance with daily living activities, having a nurse that lives with you and is on call whenever needed is the optimal solution. You still have the comfort and familiarity of your own home (and often your family), but you also have the security of a full-time medical professional with you.
You do not have a lot of options for friends when you live in an institutional facility. You have your immediate neighbors for chatting as well as the people from your wing during activities and mealtimes. Initially, family visits will come often but they will inevitable taper off and those times that you will get to see your close friends from outside the facility get rarer too.
You have more options to keep getting in touch with your close friends when you have your family taking care of you. But your family relations on the other hand are likely to become strained.
Hiring live-in care allows you to have all the benefits of living at home with your family, without hitting them with all of the pressure of keeping you healthy.
At an institutional care facility, you have the best medical side of the equation -- except that without quality of life, what difference does it make if you live an extra few weeks?
With your family taking care of you, you have a decent quality of life, except that the strain and hassle of taking care of you is going to degrade your relationships over time. The medical side of things, however, is the worst of the three options, unless your family caretakers happen to be skilled nurses.
Live-in care, once again, offers the best of both worlds -- you have a skilled nurse who brings his or her basic equipment, and more importantly, his or her expertise and understanding.
Bottom line: should the occasion arise that you need 24-hour care, there really isn't any better choice for making sure that your life is safe and worth living than hiring a professional to provide senior care for you in your home.
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Article Added on Saturday, June 21, 2014
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