If you are currently debating between using professional home health care or depending on your loved ones for help, you’ll know that there are pros and cons to both options. Looking at them both can help you identify which one is the right option for you.
Home Health Care
With a home health care agency, you’ll be getting professional care from highly-trained team members. They will be able to evaluate your needs and work with your physician to determine the kind of help that you need, and then come for visits at days and times that work for you. Because this is their job, home health care professionals are dedicated to your needs and helping you receive the best care possible. Skilled nursing care is available when and if you need it, too, and team members are background checked for your safety. In many cases, home health care allows you to stay in your home and retain your independence for longer.
Most people think the biggest negative of home health care is the cost. However, many insurance policies (including Medicare!) will cover some or all of the cost of home health care, so it’s an option worth exploring. You may also feel nervous about having a stranger in your home, but we can tell you from experience that you’ll get to know your care team quickly and many of our clients become good friends with their carers.
Relying on Loves Ones
One of the nice things about relying on loved ones for your care is that you’ll get care from someone that you know and you’ll get to see your friends and family more often. It can sometimes be less expensive than in-home care, too, depending on your specific needs.
Unfortunately, in many cases, well-meaning friends and family members often overestimate the time they have to devote to caring for an elderly loved one. What starts out as a great arrangement can quickly become a burden; people get busy with their day jobs, social obligations, and raising their families. This can result in unreliable care from people who aren’t trained in health care.
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In almost every case, professional home health care is the superior option over relying on the help of your friends and family members. You’ll be able to retain your independence with professional in-home care, including skilled nursing care if it’s required. In many cases, in-home care is more affordable than you might have imagined. If you’d like to learn more about this option for yourself or a loved one, get in touch with our team. We’d love to talk to you about the options available! Click on the button below to contact All About Home Care today.Contact Us Today