Categories for In-home care

Cost of Assisted Living vs In-Home Care

February 2, 2022

There are two types of costs to be considered when choosing a form of elder care. First, there are the basic financial costs. Second are the human costs, the physical and emotional cost of care. When transitioning into an out-of-home facility and a new community, the personal costs can be significant. When possible, remaining in one’s own home to receive care is usually the better option. Most seniors want to remain in their homes, and it is generally considered to be the more graceful and dignified choice. Here, we will discuss the differences between these two forms of elder care,... View Article

How to Find a Live-In Caregiver for the Elderly

January 26, 2022

As we age, the need for assistance and care naturally grows. For those of us who do not wish to submit our elders to the care of a residential facility, live-in care is an excellent alternative. Live-in care allows seniors to remain in their homes and to retain the dignity they crave and deserve. Live-in elder care is for senior citizens who require assistance 24 hours a day. The assistance given is usually non-medical in nature. It includes shopping, aid with the activities of daily living, and the management of medications. For as long as live-in care is medically possible,... View Article

10 Signs it Might be Time for In-Home Care

January 12, 2022

As your elders or loved ones continue to age, the decision of whether or when to seek some kind of medical/living assistance becomes increasingly pressing. There are a number of reasons we and our elders may choose in-home care over an assisted living facility. These reasons include but are not limited to the following: They need an individualized level of care that cannot be provide at a facility Lower overall costs than the amount paid for admittance to an assisted living facility The freedom for the elder in your life to stay in a home they love If you and... View Article

The Differences Between In-Home Care and a Nursing Home

January 12, 2022

It isn’t easy to figure out what type of care an aging loved one may need when they are no longer able to live independently. This care can typically come in two forms, the first being in-home care that will allow them to remain in their current residence, and the second being a nursing home that will require them to move in for help. The differences between the two are most focused on the level of care you receive, but there are other factors to consider. Level of Care Needs Some people don’t qualify for a nursing home, as this... View Article