Older adults prefer to live in their current residence as they age. Caring for Seniors in their own homes is an integral part of their quality of life. Seniors would prefer to remain in their community with familiar surroundings rather than move to a residential facility. Home is where they feel safe and secure. In-home care affords Senior Citizens independence, privacy, and comfort.
What is Aging-in-Place?
Aging-in-place is when older adults choose to remain living in their own home and community rather than moving to a residential or long-term care facility. Living in their own homes provides comfort and autonomy.
3 Benefits of Caring for Seniors in Their Own Homes
Aging-in-place means older adults can live life to the fullest in the place they call home. Adults who maintain their independence get to set their own schedule and choose their social events they want to participate in. Seniors can come and go as they please and decorate their homes to suit their taste. Home care supports a person’s dignity by providing care in the privacy of their own home.
Home modifications and technology can create safer environments for independent living. Installing handrails, stairlifts, and brighter lighting makes it easier for Seniors to move around in their own homes. Technology, such as smart sensors and voice-activated assistants, can help older adults live independently.
2. Health and Safety
Live-in care provides peace of mind for those at a higher risk of falls and injuries. Statistics in the U.S. have shown that those who live in long-term care facilities have a higher risk of falling than those who remain in their own home or community. Around-the-clock personal supervision reduces the risk of falls and injuries. If a fall does occur, someone is present to provide immediate assistance.
Older adults also tend to be healthier and safer when they receive care at home instead of at healthcare facilities. The pandemic has shown that infectious diseases spread like wildfire at nursing homes. In-home care can help reduce those risks.
3. Personalized Care
Caring for Seniors in their own homes provides one-on-one, personalized services. With regular visits, Certified Homemaker-Home Health Aides (CHHHAs) get to know their clients very well. Services are tailored to suit individual needs, from meal preparation, laundry, and light housekeeping to personal care such as bathing and personal grooming.
At Anita’s Angels, Inc., our trained CHHHAs are here to help take care of your loved ones! We are Families Helping Families. Let’s talk about how our family can help yours—call 908-788-9390.