At some point in our lives, most of us will be tasked with choosing a caregiver for a senior member of our family. The time may come when a parent, grandparent, or spouse will require specialized care for an ailment or simply to assist them with day-to-day activities as they grow older. While some people choose a nursing facility or assisted living community, many people want to have their loved one remain in their home. They feel that hiring an in-home caregiver is the best option, and studies indicate that this is most often correct.
In-home care for our older family members has been proven to be beneficial in helping them to retain their independence for longer than those who are placed in a nursing or other health-care facility. They are better able to fend off mental impairments such as Alzheimer’s Disease because by remaining in familiar surroundings they can retain their memories and life details for longer periods of time. Remaining in their home also affords them a level of comfort that not even the nicest care facility can match. Family members are much more likely to visit and spend more time in a familiar setting. It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved. Vancouver senior home care has also told us that there is an improvement in their behaviour when around a familiar environment.
In-home care providers are trained to take excellent care of their charges while integrating into the home setting smoothly, giving everyone peace of mind – especially the senior family member who can remain in his comfortable, familiar home. Caregivers especially enjoy working in a home setting as well. They report that their clients are much more content, relaxed, happier, and in general tend to remain healthier for longer periods of time when they are in their homes. They remain able to see to a good deal of their care, and they can continue with many of the activities they are accustomed to. It is these benefits that make in-home care for your elderly loved one an excellent choice for their golden years.