Independence is often not even a thought until one’s independence is affected or interrupted. The ability to care for yourself can change dramatically from one year to the next, one month to the next, or even one day to the next. As you age, you lose the ability to move and groove like you once did. You can easily forget, and attempt to do things as you once did, and perhaps suffer an injurious fall. Or, maybe you are affected by a brain disease that causes you to forget. Maybe you forget your name or how to complete certain tasks, or maybe you forget where you live! Have you ever seen a News Report that states “Missing, 80-year-old man with dementia, wandered outside of his home, missing for 3 days.”? Very scary for the affected person and the family. If you and your family have gotten to this point, then undoubtedly you have inquired in to what options are out there. You probably looked at a Skilled Nursing Facility, Board and Care Home, or several different alternatives out there. My question to you, have you looked at In Home Care, or Home Healthcare? In Home Care Sacramento may be right for you.
Have you ever visited a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) or a Board and Care? If you have, then I am sure you encountered some things that you or your loved one will not appreciate. The last time I entered in to a SNF was to visit my father. The hallway smelled like feces. As I walked down the hallway, I could not help but look in to some of the rooms. The occupants appeared depressed, some just sitting or laying there staring off in to space. I could not help but feel a little depressed too. And to have my father in this environment?! I don’t think so! After a little rehab from a broken humerus, he was released home and boy was that a special day. The moment he sat down in his special chair I could visibly see the stress released from his body. He was no longer in an uncomfortable environment with strangers, he was now in the comfort of his own home with his loved ones. Stress is a precursor to disease. When you dissect the word disease, dis-ease, simply means a body that is not at ease. Stress causes a body to not be at ease. So, when you are considering your options for care, it would be prudent to evaluate how much added stress would you or your loved one experience in a SNF versus hiring In Home Care Sacramento for your at home healthcare needs.
As you age, you lose more and more independence and at some point, you will most likely lose your ability to drive a vehicle. One of our goals at In Home Care Sacramento is preserve as much independence and comfort as possible without jeopardizing or sacrificing what is most important to you. A lot of the people we talk to emphasize the importance of remaining in their home and community. They also hope to preserve as much as their lifestyle as possible, which includes going out to lunch or dinner, visiting with friends, and exercising. All this can be accomplished by hiring In Home Care Sacramento for all your home healthcare needs.
Like the famous sitcom Cheers would say, “you want to be where everybody knows your name”. I don’t know about you, but I live in a community where everybody, or mostly everybody knows my name. It wasn’t always like this. Two years ago, my wife and I moved to a new community development. The first few months were tough. We did not know anyone. We missed our old neighbors and friends. But, as time passed, we began to connect with neighbors and develop relationships. Fast forward to today, some of our best friends are in the community we moved to two years ago. Imagine you or your loved one must move to a SNF or assisted living facility. Change can be hard. Change can also be harder as we get older. Moving to a new home is extremely stressful and if you or your loved one is sick, this could be an enormous burden to take on. Why risk increased disease progression and unhappiness? Senior In Home Care may be the most viable option for you.
If you are reading this you may be thinking that in-home care is too expensive, and you can’t afford it. Or, in-home care cannot provide the same quality of care you would receive in a SNF. Well, there is no easy answers to these questions but what I can tell you is that the cost of in-home care versus a SNF is comparable and in some cases cheaper. Also, In Home Care Sacramento offers the same level of care at home that you would receive in a SNF. This is not a one size fits all, or black and white, because there are so many different types of people, diseases, insurances, etc. Nonetheless, even if in-home care were a little more expensive, which in some cases it is, we are confident the benefits of receiving care in the comfort of your own home far outweigh the alternatives.
We here at In Home Care Sacramento hope that you have found the information we provided useful. Our intentions are to help you retain independence and remain in your home where you are the most comfortable. We can help you achieve that. Take the time today to give us a call for a FREE consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.