As seniors enter their golden years, self-care abilities tend to decrease, making it more difficult for them to remain independent. When families realize a senior loved one may no longer be able to manage his or her daily activities, they must find a way to help their loved one maintain a safe home environment, without hampering independence or quality of life. Home care in Denver is a viable solution for many families that is practical, economical and often the first choice for most seniors. Home care:
- Postpones or Prevents Placement – Being placed in a nursing home can often make an older individual feel depressed and out of control of their own environment. In-home care offers solutions to families whose loved ones need some level of assistance, but who wish to remain at home. This tailored, one-to-one level of care can promote health and happiness, and can thus postpone or prevent placement in nursing homes or assisted living facilities.
- Maximizes Comfort – The vast majority of seniors wish to remain in their own homes. They’ve lived independently for years, worked, raised families and wish to live out their lives on their own terms. Home care enables seniors to age in place, in the familiar, comfortable and secure surroundings of their own home.
Promotes Independence – Supportive care in a senior’s home allows the person to remain as independent as possible by offering assistance with housework, activities of daily living, personal care and medication reminders. Issues such as safety and self-care abilities can be continually assessed, and changes in care can be made as necessity dictates.
- Is Cost-Effective – Remaining at home and receiving regular care is often far more economical than either hospital or nursing home care. Home care costs are approximately one tenth as much as a hospital stay and one-fourth the cost of nursing home care. Room and board expenses are not incurred, and a senior and their family are only required to pay for the hours when a caregiver is present. Additionally, part of the senior’s care can also be provided by family members.
- Enhances Health – Seniors who stay at home tend to recover from illnesses faster than their institutionalized counterparts. Additionally, care is more personal and is adjusted quickly as needs change. Denver respite care services can be used by seniors who only need minimal help a few days a week, and live-in care services can be used for seniors who require additional monitoring due to a health issue or age-related condition.
To learn more about home care for seniors and older adults, reach out to Home Care Assistance of Denver today. We offer complimentary, no-obligation consultations and do not require any upfront fees or long-term contracts with our services. Call us at 720-443-3371 to speak with a friendly Care Manager – we’re here to help 24/7.