The oldest of the "Baby Boomer" generation started turning 65 back in 2011. Their generation has continued to cause a massive influx of seniors in the United States over the past several years. As we age, our dependence on others for help increases. We know how hard it can be for you to realize that you cannot take care of yourself or a loved one due to aging, a busy schedule, distance or family of your own.
Many people first think of a nursing home when it comes to an aging loved one. However, many elderly people do not want to leave the comfort of their own home. We are here to tell you about another option, called in-home care, and why you should consider it.
In-home senior care is a service provided by non-medical home care agencies, like New Frontier Home Care. Our caregivers and Certified Nursing Assistants provide non-medical personal assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL's) and companionship.
Some of the things we can help with:
Here are some of the advantages of choosing
in-home care instead of a facility:
Home is the most safe place to be
Your own home is one of the safest places you can be. You are familiar with it. You have maintained it yourself, kept it clean and necessary safety upgrades can be made as needed. Senior care facilities can be heavily populated and you are at a much higher risk of being exposed to infections and illnesses in these environments.
Quality of care is enhanced at home
Again, senior care facilities can be heavily populated and caregivers working in them are often extremely over-worked, leading to less than desirable care levels for our loved ones. When you choose in-home care, you are assigned a caregiver or team of caregivers who will develop a personal relationship with their client and provide top-quality, one-on-one care.
Staying home reduces stress
As we age, our worries can increase. The thought of being uprooted from our home and "left to die" in a nursing home can be one of the most stressful things to think about. Knowing that we or our loved one can age safely in the comfort of their own home causes less stress and anxiety. Studies have also shown that less illness is experienced and staying home can actually extend life.
New Frontier Home Care is a non-medical in-home senior care agency serving the Greater Houston area since 2011.
If you or loved one is in need of home care services, contact us today: