January 14, 2022
More than 65 million Americans juggle the daily demands of work, home, children and caring for someone they love. Managing a busy life and taking on the role of deciding wellness decisions for a loved one can be overwhelming. Some people try to work out care schedules with friends and family members. Others may believe that living in a facility is best for their loved one. Home care is here to help.
For many families, home health care is a beneficial choice—a safe and affordable solution that supports the family, while allowing your loved ones to stay in the comfort of their own homes and communities. There are a lot of benefits of home care that you should consider before taking the next step. Here are just a few reasons why you may want to consider a nurse for home care.
1. Simple Transitions
Adjusting to your new care duties can be overwhelming. The new routine changes you’re going through can be hard to deal with, but you aren’t the only one going through a drastic change.
Your loved one has been living independently for decades, and now they have to rely on someone else for help. That can be a lot to deal with, and some seniors don’t cope well with such a drastic change.
Getting nursing or caregiving help at home, means that your loved one can stay in an environment they’re comfortable with and still get the help they need. Home health care services provide meaningful, one-on-one personal and skilled care that builds strong bonds between professionals and their clients.
2. Peace of Mind
Live-in Home Health Aides or Certified Nurse Assistants are an excellent solution for someone who lives alone and would like the reassurance of someone always available in case of an emergency. Live-in caregivers will always be close enough to assist the client if there is an emergency. This service also provides out of town family members with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your loved one is never alone.
If you or your loved one moved into the family home, we know how stressful adjusting can be. For many families, home health care can be just the support they need to help manage caregiving responsibilities, while avoiding caregiver burnout. When you get a home health nurse or caregiver, you don’t have to worry about the painful effects of separation. Everyone can stay together in the family home, but now you have plenty of help when it comes to your caregiving duties.
3. Setting a Daily Routine
Life, especially but not exclusively during the course of the pandemic, has been full of uncertainty. For seniors who are feeling less in control of certain areas of life, such as losing cognitive or physical functioning, focusing on exactly what can be controlled is empowering. Having a daily routine is important for seniors. It helps them feel more in control and safe & secure, reduces stress & anxiety, and improves sleep.
Just Like Family referred live-in care providers, home health aid, certified nurses, and companions create personalized care plans and schedules in order to make each day the best it can be for older adults and the ones who love them.
4. Medication & Nutrition Management
Managing multiple medical prescriptions can be overwhelming and time consuming. Nurses and caregiving assistants can ensure the right medications are being taken at the right times to control health conditions and prevent harmful drug interactions.
Health care professionals can also help manage nutrition. Aging, bed rest, illness, and injury can all contribute to the loss of lean body mass. Home care may include nutritional counseling, grocery shopping, and home-cooked meals to protect your loved ones against malnutrition.
5. Customizable Care
When your loved ones are in care facilities, it can be difficult to structure a care plan that works just for them. They may have to follow certain schedules or adhere to routines that make it easier for staff to adequately manage everyone in their care but don’t necessarily give them the individual help they need.
The reason why so many seniors tend to do better at home instead of a facility may have to do with the individual level of care they get. According to the Cleveland Clinical Journal a person who is seen by a clinician in the comfort of their own home, are more confident that the health care team places their needs first.
One-on-one focus and support means that your loved one will receive the care that’s best for their needs. Neither of you will have to worry about the quality of care because you’ll know it’s just what they need.
Get the Right Help
Making care decisions for your loved one is an important task. When looking into different health services, make a list with concerns and goals towards a better life for you or your loved one. The answers you receive will reassure you if you’re working with the right team.
We know how to help you find the right level of care for your loved one. Whether you need a skilled nurse or a little help around the house, we can connect you to what you need. Contact us today so we can get you the right help for you or your loved one.