May 10, 2018
By: Darleen Mahoney
You know that Mom can no longer live alone, but does she really need to move? It’s time to decide between moving her to a skilled nursing facility, assisted living, or is Home Health Care an option? Yes, it should be considered. As there are many options available to consider including transitioning to a senior living community that best benefits their needs, but often the option of Home Healthcare may be missed in the equation. This is unfortunate as this may be the best option for “mom” and should clearly be explored when weighing all your options.
There are many variables that may make up this decision-making process. Some of these factors may be based on financial, location, convenience, current state and future health of a loved one.
Home Health Care can be used to support a family that is caring for their loved one and needs the extra support. They can be there when you can’t be.
But there are many great reasons why Home Health Care might be the right choice for your loved one!
If your family member is still living in their own home, they may get to stay in their own home for a little while longer, transitioning out of a home that they have either lived in most of their adult lives and raised their children or even a home where they have all their personal possessions will be a stressful transition. When they move to a facility, they will be saying a final “goodbye” to most of their personal possessions and understanding how distraught this may make them and the emotional toll may want to be considered.
With today’s portable medical technology, physicians who make home visits can do as much or more for patients than primary care clinicians in offices, says Dr. Alan Kronhau, co-founder and CEO of Doctors Making Housecalls, based in Durham, North Carolina. When a visiting physician or nurse, or caregiver is in the home, they can better asses the medications, safety of the home environment, even the types of food that their patient may be eating based on their recommended diet. A Home Healthcare environment may provide a better overall patient assessment. Home health care often has skilled medical care available delivered at home by certified and licensed nurses. They have access to the highly technical medical equipment needed, it just happens to be portable and can meet complex medical needs that are not uncommon in the elderly.
In-home services also allow elderly adults to receive:
- Help with their personal care; such as bathing, grooming and even medication reminders.
- Help with the home environment, such as light housework and helping fold laundry. This helps to maintains a clean and safe living environment.
- Meal preparation-elderly can be at risk nutritionally, especially if they have been hospitalized. In general, aging, illness, and bed rest can contribute to the loss of lean body mass.
- Companionship-never underestimate the importance of this factor. Having someone that they enjoy their company to play cards with, walk around the block, watch Jeopardy with is equally as important.
- Personal Relationship-building a relationship with skilled care and professionals and the patient typically provides better care as there is complete knowledge of their patient with this one on one relationship.
Sometimes, it gets down to the nuts and bolts of cost for Home Health Care. According to the National Association of Home Care, the average cost of care from a skilled nursing facility is $544 dollars per day, while the average cost of home health care is $132 dollars per day. Insurance may often be the hurdle, patients who are not housebound may not be covered. Doing your research on coverage for what services and for how long could be mitigating factors in choosing Home Health Care.
If you are considering Home Health Care as an option for a few days a week or full time, please visit our website, SeniorLivingGuide.com for a variety of Home Health Care options. Visit their website, their social media, and make an appointment to talk to them about their services that they provide to make sure that they are a good fit for your family, lifestyle, and your loved one.
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August 3, 2017
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