What’s Included in Our Companionship Care and Homemaking Services
Companion care is primarily emotional support and companionship for seniors who are generally healthy and who want to remain independent at home. These services could include light housekeeping, assistance with activities of daily living, medication reminders, grocery shopping, but most importantly improve the quality of life of the senior.
About Companionship Care and Homemaking
Many elderly clients experience greater comfort aging in their own home, surrounded by their memories, familiar surroundings, and of course a sense of independence.
In some cases, clients are still capable of performing some daily tasks themselves. Some clients may need only assistance with shopping, or light cleaning, while performing other daily living tasks themselves.
At Memory Lane Home Health Care, our team of caregivers understand the appeal of in-home care. For many families, this is the first time they have reached out for help beyond immediate family. Retaining independence for both the family member & themselves, and feelings of dignity are maintained.
Companionship Care and Homemaking at Memory Lane Home Health Care is appealing on many levels; not only does it offer a more affordable option to full time residential care, but in most cases, it is what the aging parent or family member prefers. Our team of home health professionals will assess the needs of the family member receiving care, to determine the best plan of action.
Whether you hire a professional carer or you’re planning to care for your elderly parents yourself, there are some convincing reasons to consider a home care solution.
Benefits of Companionship Care and Homemaking:
1 – It’s what they want
The first major benefit of in-home care is that it’s generally what your relatives want. Understandably, the vast majority of the elderly are reluctant to leave their own home unless absolutely necessary. If medically feasible, home care is often the best option because it allows your elderly parents to stay in a safe, familiar environment where they’re happy and settled.
2 – It Provides Greater Independence
Studies overwhelmingly agree, the elderly fear loss of independence more than dying – and home care allows the retention of independence. Even the small things – deciding when to have their morning coffee for example – can mean a huge amount to someone who has spent their whole life making those decisions for themselves.
3 – It’s more cost-effective
Often home care is a significantly more affordable option than a nursing home, the prices for which are rising year after year. The actual cost of home care will depend on the type of care you go with.
For example, having a full time live-in home care provider is one of the most expensive options. Many families opt for a more flexible pop-in-pop-out care structure. ECaring suggest that a good rule of thumb is that 8 hours or less per day of home care will be less expensive than a nursing home.