Many people don’t want to leave their homes. They’ve lived there years, and in some cases, most or all of their lives. They relish the memories that home brings and feel the love in their home every day. If you can make in-home care possible, it means the world to a senior citizen. Plus, you get peace of mind knowing that your family member is receiving exemplary care at home. Here are a few of the many advantages of in home senior care in New York.
1. Home, sweet home: The flowers on the windowsill. The kitchen where countless pies and cakes have been baked. The living room that was the site of many family gatherings and might still be. Home care ensures that a senior citizen has her comforts right there.
2. Confidence and independence: Because senior citizens are comfortable at home, they are more likely to be confident and independent. They know where things are and how they work. If your loved one is recovering from an accident—say, a broken hip—being at home does great things for her mental health.
3. Personalized and comprehensive care: Caregivers have one focus once they arrive in the home—to care for your loved one. Whether the caregiver provides overnight, live-in or companion care for a few hours a day, the care is personalized and comprehensive. A caregiver keeps an eye on your loved one’s health, tracking any changes and reporting updates. They make sure medications are taken on time and as prescribed, they remove safety hazards, and they provide valuable companionship.
4. Socialization: If you are worried about isolation, in home senior care in New York actually does the opposite. A caregiver can drive your loved one to doctor’s appointments and to visit other people. They contact folks to come over for visits and helps your loved one communicate through phone, email and video chat. They know what’s going on with social events in the senior care community.