In Home Care: Personal Caregiving with the Benefits of Being at Home
When it comes to senior care, there are a lot of questions that need to be answered.
Two of the most important questions are:
- where the care will take place?
- and who will perform the care?
You may think the best thing for your senior loved one is to send them to a facility like a nursing home or a retirement care facility.
But before you make that decision, have you considered how your loved one can benefit from in-home care services provided by Comfort Keepers?
There’s No Place Like Home
First and foremost, in-home care services keep the senior in an environment they are familiar with. Receiving in home care allows for the senior to feel safe and comfortable because they don’t have to travel to a new place and learn a series of new rules, or memorize a large number of new names and faces. Instead, the care practitioner is brought to them, and suddenly it’s a lot less like a senior care program and more like making a new friend.
Receiving the care they need in their own home allows for the senior to feel safe and secure because they do not have to travel to a strange new place or learn a series of new rules. They don’t meet a host of new people with unfamiliar faces and names. Their routine stays very much the same as it always has been. he care practitioner is brought to them, and suddenly it’s a lot less like a senior care program and more like making a new friend.
With in home care, the biggest benefit is the care practitioner is brought to the client; it’s a lot less like a senior care program and more like making a new friend!
Personal Focus and Attention Your Loved One Deserves
The second major difference is the personal focus and attention that comes from In Home Care.
A care facility like a nursing home assigns a staff to the entire building. That leaves a limited number of caregivers who end up being stretched among a number of patients.
Even the best-intentioned caregivers face a large workload. Being responsible for so many patients will reduce the amount of time and attention a caregiver can deliver to each individual patient and often results in a lower quality of care.
In-home care allows your loved one to be the center focus of a caregiver. Your senior gets in-depth, personalized attention and care. In fact, our interactive caregiving is the trademark personalized companionship service that only Comfort Keepers offers.
In-home Care from Comfort Keepers provides a variety of services for clients:
- We can do the laundry and housekeeping for those who have trouble keeping up with chores.
- Comfort Keepers’ caregivers may provide limited ADL assistance by preparing and administering meals, reminding clients to take their medication, or helping them to move about the home.
- This in-home care also includes help with getting to and from the bathroom.
- Our Comfort Keepers will strive to complete each task to the client’s exact specifications. So, whether the laundry is done in the client’s home or performed at a laundromat is up to the client. The service will also include ironing, folding, and storing the clothing as per the client’s instructions.
- There are some household duties, such as meal preparation and general chores, that the client may want to contribute to.
Our Comfort Keepers recognize that in-home care services include a healthy social element, and are happy to cooperate with the client in this regard during chores and other opportunities to socialize.
Furthermore, when it comes to sensitive issues such as meal administration and toileting issues, Comfort Keepers understand how to interact in a way that preserves the dignity of the client.
Out and About: Comfort Keepers Provide Transportation Services
Comfort Keepers assistance is not limited to the home; our caregivers can provide transportation to help clients run errands, or arrive on time for appointments or event.
Some of the costs of in-home care services can be covered by programs within the PA Department of Aging, which can also be used by the client as a resource to help Comfort Keepers provide care individually tailored to meet their needs.
Need more information about In Home Care from Comfort Keepers of Philadelphia? Contact us today. Our courteous professional caregivers are ready to talk about in-home care services; please call now at 610-709-6500.