Nursing Homes Struggle While Home Care Agencies Thrive
The decision to place your loved one in a nursing home or a home care agency is a tough one. Honestly, I hope that I will never make that decision. However, for most of us, it is a choice that will eventually happen in our lives whether it is for someone we care about or for ourselves. Despite what nursing homes advertise, typically they are more expensive and their public perception plus patient trust is lacking.
The Better Option
Home care continues to be the better option and not only because of the incapabilities for the nursing home to properly staff, but it’s a safer option for long-term care. The idea behind home care services continues to be a new concept although it has been common practice in society. For many patients, house calls were a norm.
Doctors Recommend It
Home care agencies are relatively new to the general public. Home care services support men and women who require direct attention on a daily basis. Doctors and specialists recommend it too. There is no better or warmer place than at home. With the caregivers’ help and constant check-ups from Nurses, the care is practiced in a controlled environment.
Home Health Aide Services can offer 24/7 care too. Psychologically, patients recover quicker when they are surrounded by what is familiar to them. A quality home care agency can certainly provide a better option.