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Home Health Care Compared to Nursing Homes

Jul 29, 2016 by Anonymous

Aging is an unavoidable part life, but what makes the real difference is how you’re cared for once you can no longer care for yourself. At Comfort Keepers of Ft. Lauderdale we know how difficult it can be to seek out support, either as the one needing help or as the loved one of someone in need. In some cases, you may be faced with the prospect of nursing home care. While there's nothing wrong with this option, it's important to look at the many benefits that home health care has when compared to nursing home care. With an accurate comparison, you can be sure you're making the right decision for yourself or for your loved one.

Individualized Care

When care is provided in the home, care becomes more individualized. Your caregiver is only concerned with one person while in the home, in comparison to a nursing home where a caregiver may be pulled between multiple patients at the same time. Whether it's help with personal care or medical care, all services are individualized for superior attention and comfort. Whether it's basic senior care, advanced care or even respite care, Comfort Keepers of Ft. Lauderdale can work with you to make a care plan that addresses all your loved ones specific needs for continuing quality of life.

Personal Freedom

A Home health care service provides certain freedoms both for the person needing care and the family members who currently care for them. Home health caregivers can remove the burdens of many daily tasks, allowing family caregivers time away while still remaining present and active in their loved one's needs. For the one being cared for, this form of care keeps them in their home where they have privacy and independence without being confined to an institutional setting.

Environment

The home environment provides various additional benefits over a facility environment. First, it's easier and more comfortable for friends and families to visit. Personal interaction with loved ones is essential for quality of life. The home also provides a sense of familiarity, which can reduce mental health issues developing from depression and anxiety. Home health care also isolates those cared for from other patients, which can reduce the risks of catching infections, especially for those with compromised immune systems.

Cost of Care

By choosing home health care, you effectively cut out the cost of room and board that you'd be paying in a nursing facility. The price difference depends largely on who you hire to care for your loved one, and the extent of medical care needed. However, in most cases, home care costs will be significantly less per day than what you'd expect in a care facility.

If hiring a home health care agency is something you're seriously considering, please contact Comfort Keepers of Ft. Lauderdale today. We can work with you to create a care plan for your loved one to happily live out the rest of their life independently in the comfort of their own home.

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