How Home Care Works

Why use home care?

The decision to use home care over the many other care options available today can often be overwhelming. With options such as; Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Nursing Homes, there’re so many variables to consider before making such a life changing decision. Here are just a few things you should be thinking about when weighing your care options.

Keeping The Comforts Of Home

The couch you love, the backyard with your garden, cuddling with your pet, friends and family that stop by, and the kitchen you enjoy your morning coffee in are all comforts we call "home". The #1 advantage of in-home care is keeping the things that you love close by.

Personalized, One-on-One Care

If safety is one of your greatest concerns, you should be using home care. That's because in-home Care Pro's have only one duty, and that's to ensure your loved one gets 100% of his or her attention while delivering quality care. In-home care is the only care option where you can receive this level of attention. Not even Assisted Living can offer such high touch care services.

Family Support & Participation

A quality care option for your loved one means more than just connecting them up with care. It means keeping your loved one close to the entire family. Studies have shown that by keeping your aging parent home, there's a greater chance families stay involved and continue visiting. Home care addresses the often-overlooked emotional support component to the aging process that's so critical to avoiding depression and isolation.

Independence, Confidence, and Comfort

Where does your loved one feel most comfortable? Where does he or she feel most confident and open to participating in activities? A recent AARP study says 75% of aging Americans will tell you, that place is their own home. With in-home care services, your loved one has the control and ability to lead a meaningful, more independent life.

Your Peace-of-Mind

Allowing Affordable HomeCare to provide the in-home care you want and need does more than ensuring your loved one receives the best possible care. You're also ensuring peace-of-mind for yourself. In most cases, it's simply not possible to provide the range and level of care your loved one needs and deserves. With a busy life of your own, it's unreasonable to add the additional responsibilities of being a full-time family caregiver for your loved one. Taking advantage of in-home care services is not giving up on your loved one or being selfish. On the contrary, you're being selfless by reinforcing your love and support with professional care. It enables you to spend time actually enjoying your loved one's company rather than focusing on being a caregiver.

Is All Home Care The Same?

Even though home care is the right option for 75% of Americans, it’s important to keep in mind that not every home care company is created equally. If you’re serious about choosing home care you should educate yourself on what separates the best companies from the rest.