Scientific health studies show that people heal faster and feel better when allowed to be at home. In addition to the psychological benefits of being at home, the amount of germs and sources of infection are most certainly less prevalent when in a home environment compared to an assisted living community or nursing home.
Routine can be essential for physical and emotional well-being. A trained Massachusetts home care provider will help maintain the discipline of scheduled medications and therapies within a framework of personal routine. Allowing a patient the comfort of keeping their normal, daily routine in their own home adds to the quality of life and sense of safety. In addition, the senior caregiver can monitor changes in habits, attitudes and demeanor that can be indicators of larger problems. The emotional well-being extends to those who live with the patient, as it can be difficult to care for a family member with so many other demands. Lack of health care knowledge can also put a strain on relationships between family members, however with the assistance of a home care provider, families can enjoy being with each other while receiving appropriate attention to health issues.
Often times it is the simple things that can make a major difference in the health of someone in need of care. Having a home care provider come in a few times a week to fix a meal, assist with personal hygiene and make sure that items are picked up for easy movement about the house can prevent illness or injury from poor nutrition, infection or accidents.
An additional advantage to the comfort and health benefits is that it often makes more economic sense to have a home care provider in your home. Lengthy or permanent stays in assisted living communities or nursing homes can be expensive, compounding the stress in your life. By comparison, hiring a Massachusetts home care provider may be less expensive, giving you more options for your health care dollar.
Senior Homecare Solutions provides elder care and companionship services to elderly clients and their families within Newton, Brookline and Wellesley, Massachusetts and surrounding areas. Call (617) 431-1165 or Request an Assessment Interview online to have all your questions answered.