In our latest blog, we started giving you a few reasons why home care may be a great option for your loved one. So far, we’ve talked about how in home care in Durham can help to reduce stress and how your loved one will be provided with more individualized attention. Today, we will be going over a few more of the benefits of in home care:
#3. More Cost Effective
Many people think that in home care is an expensive option, because you are hiring someone that is dedicated to taking care of your loved one. However, the opposite is actually true. In home care requires no room and board expenses. You are also paying for just a single staff member, whereas a facility is filled with a plethora of different staff members from all different departments, including maintenance, housekeeping, culinary, etc.
#4. Faster Recovery Time
Studies have shown that patients who receive in home care tend to heal faster and more effectively. A big part of this is probably the reduced stress from being at home, as we mentioned in our last blog.
Aging can be a very lonely thing, especially since many people have such busy schedules that it is nearly impossible to make time to spend with their older loved ones. Companionship is one of the most important benefits of home care. Not only does this companionship improve your loved one’s physiological well-being, but it also gives the caregiver an opportunity to monitor them more closely. When you know someone well, it is much easier to notice small behavioral and physical changes that could be early signs of number of health issues.