All About Home Health offers many services to families and individuals that include skilled nursing, occupational therapists and in home physical therapist. These services combine to provide an excellent alternative to nursing home care. To learn about the financial and emotional benefits, keep reading.
- Of the are many benefits to using home health care, and the most immediate one for most families, is the cost savings that it offers. When the alternative to home health care is a nursing home, the financial benefits are clear as day.
- According to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a semi-private room in a nursing home costs $229 per day or $6,965 a month, whereas the average national cost of a home health aide is about $19 an hour. Of course, individual costs vary with services required and insurance, but when the numbers are added up, it is clear that home health care can save thousands, even tens of thousands of dollars.
- The psychological effects of moving to a nursing home can be quite difficult for a family. The patient can feel defeated and bewildered, especially if senility or Alzheimer’s is a factor. Family members may feel guilty about having to resort to putting a parent in a nursing home, and the parent themself can feel guilty about being a financial burden on the family, in addition to being frustrated about losing independence.
- In home health care address these issues. Being able to stay in their own home is psychologically beneficial to younger and elderly patients alike. Family members can still do what they can, but know that there is a wider support network in home health caregivers to give skilled nursing and physical therapy services.
- The patient themselves will feel comforted by still being at home, surrounded by their things and family members.
To learn more about how your family can benefit from home health care, call All About Home Care and inquire about our skilled nursing and in-home physical therapy.Contact Us Today