Choosing Between Home Care or an Assisted Living Facility

August 30, 2018 | BY PHS Staff

At Preferred HealthStaff, we know that you have a lot of choices to make when it comes to an aging parent or relative. One of the biggest is deciding between home care or an assisted living facility. There are many things to consider when it comes to both options and it can be a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, we’re here to help you with all of your questions about in-home care services.

Assisted Living Facility

An assisted living facility can help seniors avoid the debilitating effects that can come with living alone in their later years. Living alone can contribute to health issues, depression, cognitive decline, and generally just a lower quality of life. An assisted living facility can help provide them with things that they just couldn’t get from living at home.
In many cases, an assisted living home is ideal for seniors who don’t require a lot of care on a daily basis. They can be great for taking care of tasks like organizing daily medications, but it’s not always the best options for patients that require more complex care. Because of that, assisted living facilities do allow their residents to have a bit of independence. They’ll be able to practice, or not practice, religion, interact with outside friends and family or keep managing their own finances. Some facilities even allow pets.

In-Home Care

There are also a few ways that you can go about getting at home care for the senior in your family. Some seniors can continue to live in their home. Others have an adult child move in or move in with an adult child. In any of these scenarios, you could also hire at home caregivers who can make a real difference.
This is a service that’s just getting more and more in demand. The main benefit of in-home care is that seniors get to age in a familiar environment with in-home support. An in-home care provider can help the senior in your family with services that you and your family just can’t provide. In addition to medical care, home care providers can also provide companionship and supervision. A senior may not require medical care all day, but the friendship provided by a caregiver could be invaluable. It’s a great way to keep a senior engaged and sociable in their later years.

Our In-Home Care Services

Our goal is always to provide a wide range of home care services. We take care of every minor and major need of our clients, and we’re ready to help anyone regardless of their budget. We customize our care to your specific needs.

We can help seniors with daily tasks like eating, bathing, and dressing. We can even help with homemaker services, like laundry and making meals. Keeping up with domestic tasks can be an issue as you age, but we can help. We’re also not just an in-home care provider, we’re also a companion. We can read to our seniors, write letters, or just engage them in great conversation.

At Preferred HealthStaff we go beyond what you’d expect from home care service, so contact us today.