Nursing Home vs. Homecare
Families often struggle with whether to place their elderly loved one in a nursing facility or to care for him or her at home. The following sheds some insight on the impact nursing homes and long term living facilities have on the recovery and mortality rates of aging members of our society.
As senior citizens continues to become one of the fastest growing segments of the American population, the Center for Disease Control has put emphasis on “Aging In Place” and the desire to allow aging members of society to remain in their own homes rather than moving them to a facility for long term care. Aging in Place studies indicate that more than 90 percent of people over the age of 65 prefer, and intend to, live independently as they age.
Moreover, studies show that aging people who remain in their own home rather than in a nursing home or long term care facility have higher recovery rates from illnesses and lower mortality rates than those who spend their days in such facilities. Further, their quality of life is reportedly much higher when they are living with or near the loved ones and in their community.
On the financial end of the spectrum, expense associated placing a loved one in a full-time residential facility far exceeds costs for securing homecare support.
For nearly a quarter of a century, Housen Homecare has been devoted to supporting the homecare needs of the elderly and senior citizens. Our clients find comfort in knowing that their loved one receives the dedicated care that they deserve, and that they are able to enjoy the home life that they worked so hard to build.
To learn how we can help you care for your elderly loved one, contact us for a free in-home consultation.