When an aging parent or loved one can no longer perform their daily activities without help, you are faced with the difficult decision of how to ensure their safety at home. While you may be able to offer a helping hand here and there, the demands of caring for a senior are often too time consuming for one person to handle alone.
If you are concerned about the health and safety of your aging loved one and do not have the time or the ability to assist them on a regular basis, consider professional home care in El Dorado Hills which can provide a variety of benefits including:
- Greater Comfort – People typically feel more comfortable in familiar surroundings. With home care, seniors are able to receive help with their daily activities and can maintain their regular routine which can provide them with a sense of comfort, as well as peace of mind for their families. And because home care providers often match caregivers with clients, your loved one will be working with a familiar face instead of a rotational staff.
- Maintaining Social Interactions – Nursing homes and assisted living facilities often have set schedules and can sometimes limit the visitations of family and friends. With home care, you have the freedom to select the care schedule that best meets your loved one’s individual needs and will be included in the care process. Whether your loved one could use a helping hand a few days a week or prefers the safety of having a El Dorado Hills live-in caregiver by their side on an around the clock basis, the presence of a caregiver can also provide companionship and a chance for socialization.
- Lower Costs – Home care is often less expensive when compared to facility-based care. This is because nursing homes and assisted living facilities often charge an admittance fee which can range anywhere from $10,000 – $50,000 depending on the facility. Seniors and their families are then required to pay a monthly cost for care which covers the basics. If additional help is needed with personal care, incontinence or mobility, the monthly cost may be higher. With home care, seniors are only required to pay for the hours in which a home caregiver is present.
If you are interested in learning more about home care in El Dorado Hills, reach out to Home Care Assistance today. While we specialize in 24/7 live-in care, we also provide hourly home care in El Dorado Hills and the surrounding communities. Call us today at (916) 358-3801 or (530) 409-4411 an schedule a complimentary, no-obligation consultation.