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Home Care vs. Nursing Homes

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Home Care vs. Nursing Homes​

Aging is inevitable. As we age, sometimes we lose the ability to maintain the lives we had because we can’t take care of ourselves the way we use to. Leading to a dependence on family members or friends to help with activities of daily living. Fulfilling this need is hard, it is humbling, and it is a learning experience for everyone involved. The imposing questions are: how much can we ask from our family and friends who find themselves taking on the role of CAREGiver? What options are out there?

Most senior care is divided between home care services​ and nursing home facilities. The choice can be made either way, but understanding the needs and limits of what your family needs and what can be provided will make all the difference. So how do we know we are making the right decision for our family?

The benefits of home care allows for your loved one to age in place. Home Instead specializes in this type of care with trusted and trained CAREGivers​ to provide the home care services. A recent study conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care Network found that 86% of seniors want to stay living in their homes for as long as possible. To achieve this Home Instead Senior Care provides, but is not limited to the following types of home care services:

  • Companionship Services
  • Personal Care
  • Meals and Nutrition
  • Transportation
  • Household Duties
  • Respite Care
  • Hospice Care & Support Services
  • 24 Hour Care​
  • Home care is a great solution when your aging loved one needs non-medical care, the assistance that CAREGivers provide help seniors to live independently in their own home. CAREGivers provide the physical and emotional support a senior needs when they age. Even if your loved one is suffering from Alzheimer's​ and other dementias​, Home Instead CAREGivers can help manage your loved ones needs.

    If your loved one has more of a medical need a nursing home can help provide those​ services for you. Nursing home facilities provide care for seniors who simply cannot manage living at home anymore and need medical attention. Nursing homes are staffed with nurses who can provide high levels of medical care. It gives your aging loved one the medical attention that a in-home CAREGiver cannot provide.

    When deciding which service to go with understanding your loved ones needs and the limits of what can be provided is essential. Take a further look with our Home Care Solution​ guide for any questions or concerns you may have regarding home care.​​​


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