Many elderly people want to “age in place” and remain living in their own homes. This often requires the help of family caregivers. However, you can’t always be with your loved one 24/7, so you may want to consider in-home care. This can afford your loved one many advantages, as listed below.

The Advantages of In-Home Care

Loved Ones Stay in A Familiar Environment

The biggest advantage of in-home care is that your loved one doesn’t have to move. They stay in the home and community where they are comfortable. Any needed assistance or help comes to them. This is unlike assisted living or retirement communities, where your loved one has the added stress of moving to an unfamiliar place, creating new routines and meeting new people in order to receive care.

Family Can Have Peace of Mind

We know that you have other obligations in your life. In-home care is available any time of the day or night. This means you can tend to your other obligations, knowing your loved one has a skilled and trustworthy caregiver when you can’t be there. You can remain working and even take a well-deserved vacation.

In-Home Care Provides an Adaptable Range of Services

Depending on your loved one’s health, their needs may increase or decrease over time. For example, someone recovering from surgery may need help with bathing, cooking, and errands. After recovery, they may just need help with errands. Conversely, someone’s needs may increase as time goes on. There is no cookie cutter approach to in-home care. You and your loved one decide on the services that are needed and they can be scaled at any given time.

There’s a Closer Connection to Caregivers

Typically, your loved one will have fewer caregivers than if they lived in a facility. A smaller group of caregivers allows for closer relationships to form.

The Havenwood Difference

Havenwood is a locally owned, locally operated in-home care company. We serve clients living in western Idaho and the Spokane area. For more information about how we can assist your loved one, and offer you peace of mind, please contact us.