If you’re on the fence about hiring an in-home caregiver and want to find out more about the benefits of in-home caregiving, you’ve come to the right place.

 

As our loved ones age, they may not be able to do the things they used to do without assistance. It’s common for older adults to want to stay in their homes as long as possible instead of going to a care community, even as their condition may become worse over time. In fact, roughly 1 in every 3 older adults wishes to age in place, or in their homes, for as long as possible. This is understandable—would you want to leave your home to go to an unfamiliar community or assisted living neighborhood after being in your home for 30-plus years? Probably not. Aging in place and hiring an in-home caregiver to help your loved one has numerous benefits.

 

Keep reading below to learn why you should consider hiring an in-home caregiver and the benefit of doing so!

 

• Respite.

 

It can offer you much-needed respite care so that you can continue caring for your loved one and also your own life’s priorities. 


• Peace of Mind.

 

Many people are concerned about their loved ones as they grow older, but with an in-home caregiver, even if you are far away, you can take comfort in knowing your loved one is receiving the care they need. 


• Safety and security.

 

As we grow older, the risk of falls and other injuries and illnesses increases. Caregivers can help keep an extra set of eyes on your loved one and notice changes in their condition or behavior when you’re not there, and communicate those to you as necessary. 


• Improved Mental Health.

 

Mental health benefits for both you and your loved one. Many in-home care providers, such as Mountain Home Care in Arden, NC, offer a variety of services including companionship. As we age, loneliness can set in and affect our emotional health, leading to anxiety, depression, and sadness. Socialization and companionship are vital to the health and wellness of your aging parents, grandparents, or spouse. Caregivers can take loved ones out for walks, running errands, lunch, dinner, or just spend the day hanging out with each other to temper the sting of loneliness that is common amongst older adults. 


• Flexible Care Options.

 

Mountain Home Care offers a variety of services that can be uniquely tailored to your loved one’s needs and preferences. Perhaps your loved one forgets to take their medication occasionally but is fairly independent in performing personal care duties for themselves and could benefit from a short visit to take medication and help them with meal prep. Or perhaps your loved one is showing signs of dementia and needs a more hands-on approach to care to ensure their health and safety. Or perhaps you’re confident and comfortable with your caregiving duties, but your loved one needs care so that you can go grocery shopping or take some time for yourself.


• Individualized Care.

 

At care communities or assisted living facilities, it can be tough for your loved one to receive highly personalized care because there are others who also need CNAs, nurses, and personal care aids who may not be able to spend as much time with your loved one as they want or need. When you have an in-home caregiver, your loved one’s needs take top priority, and in their home environment, they can remain comfortable and independent as long as it is feasibly possible for them, and their quality of life is often higher. High-quality care=high quality life=reduced recovery time, better physical and emotional health, and longer lifespan. 


• Care Can Be Adjusted As Needs Change.

 

For better or for worse, care needs are able to be adapted and changed as your loved one’s needs change. Whether they have a new or worsening condition such as diabetes, or they need hospice care after a terminal illness, in-home medical care is available and provided by experienced, trustworthy, and compassionate nurses and caregivers here at Mountain Home Care.

  

To learn more about what services we offer, click here. If you’re ready to call and set up a consultation or learn more about us, check out our website at www.mountainhomecare.com