As hard as it may be to enlist the help of a “stranger” when it comes to caring for your parents, sometimes this is the best option. First, it will take the weight off your back. Second, your parent(s) will benefit from professional care in the comforts of their home. Third, you will have peace of mind knowing your loved one(s) are safe and taken care off. The pros definitely outweigh the cons.
Are you looking for professional Home Care services for seniors in Vancouver and the surrounding areas (e.g.,, Burnaby, Lower Mainland or Fraser Valley) to commence 2019? Here are 7 very compelling reasons to give it a try.
1. Home Care Promotes Healing
Clients of home care enjoy a much better quality of life. Studies show that elderly patients heal quicker and more comfortably at home versus in a hospital or nursing home setting and there is significantly less chance of re-hospitalization. This is particularly true for individuals with Dementia who have difficulty adjusting to change.
2. Home Care is Safe
Our research shows that risks (e.g., infections and falls) are more preventable at home than in unfamiliar environments (e.g., retirement facilities). Home care professionals are able to minimize the risks of injury or illness by assisting clients with chores that they are unable to complete on their own, such as cleaning and bathing. Home care professionals are also families’ extra pair of eyes and ears when it comes to falls. Their roles become essential in cases where seniors become too weak or dizzy from medication.
3. Home Care allows for Maximum Amount of Freedom for the Elderly
Health permitting, seniors are more engaged with their everyday activities at home than in unfamiliar environments. Home care also is ideal for seniors as it allows them to receive care in the least restrictive environment. This is the most favourable to clients-centered care as it gives them the most control over the care they will receive and the manner in which they receive it.
4. Home Care is Personalized
Home care is tailored to the needs of each individual client. It is delivered on a one-to-one basis versus in a retirement facility or a nursing home the ratio is much higher (e.g., 25:1; 50:1). Most in-home care plans start with an in-home assessment involving all relevant parties and end up with a personalized care plan that is specific to the care recipient.
5. Homecare Eases Burden on the Family
With the length of stay in the hospital decreasing, patients are going home earlier and many of them do not choose to go to a rehabilitation center to recover. Rather, they want to go home to their own environment with their loved ones and have someone provide them with care they will need to reach their maximum level of function. Families are willing to have their loved ones with them, but may feel insufficient or unable to provide their loved ones with the help that they may need. Having a home care provider come in to assist with care alleviates some of the burden of family members and allows them to focus on other important things (e.g., careers, their own children).
6. Lower Costs
Professional home care providers are often less expensive than nursing homes or assisted living facilities. With professional home care, families also have the option of hiring someone for only the hours when their loved one needs help the most. Lower costs also offer peace of mind to those seniors who are concerned about the financial burden their care might put on their family.
7. Continuity of Care
Home care is often provided by team of professionals, so they always know what kind of care has been given or is needed. The patient can also keep their same nurse and doctor, so the continuity of their care stays intact.
ACE PERSONNEL | PROFESSIONAL CAREGIVERS FOR SENIORS & HOMECARE | VANCOUVER & SURREY
ACE Personnel is a family owned and operated service founded in 1977 by Diane Anderson (“Mrs. A”). It began as a home based business and has since been devoted to helping the local community with childcare and home care solutions. Mrs. A took great pride in the fact that she was able to help others through elderly care and nanny placements. She took time to get to know her each of her clients and as a result developed lasting relationships with many of them.
Contact us today if you are looking for a professional caregiver or homecare for your loved one.