5 Benefits of In-Home Care


5 Benefits of In-Home Care in Pittsburgh

WIth the help of in-home care, seniors in Pittsburgh, Oakmount, Fox Chapel, and nearby areas have the ability to age in place. This means that, even though they may require non-medical care and assistance to take care of themselves and manage their lives, they need not move into a senior care facility if they do not wish to do so. This is a change from how things were done not so long ago. Back then, it was assumed by many that if they had an elderly family member who required care, they would need to move out and into a senior care facility. Thanks to in-home care, this is no longer the case. And while senior care facilities, whether they be independent living homes, assisted living communities, or nursing homes, are the best fit for many seniors, there are some clear benefits to in-home care. This article will look at five such benefits of in-home care.

In-Home Care is More Convenient

The first benefit is also the most obvious one: in-home care is (for many families) the most convenient method of senior care. Many seniors resist accepting care and often the main reason they resist is because they do not want to move out of their homes. Many seniors, if given the option, would much rather stay where they are now than into a senior care facility. Thankfully, seniors in Fox Chapel have the option of in-home care instead.

In-Home Care is More Affordable

In-home care usually costs less than moving into a senior care community. Usually, we pay a little more for convenience, but that’s not quite so in this case. With in-home care, one need not pay rent and fees to a senior care facility.  This is not to say that all in-home care services cost the same. They don’t. It will cost much less for a caregiver to come by twice a week to help with the laundry than it will cost for a live-in caregiver to provide around-the-clock personal care.

In-Home Care Reduces Stress

Many adult children of seniors make the error of trying to provide all the assistance their parents need by themselves. In doing so, they often run themselves ragged trying to keep up with all their responsibilities. What’s more, the average person does not have the training and experience to deal with all the tasks with which professional caregivers deal. It’s just a lot less stressful to hire in-home care.

In-Home Care is Bespoke

Because in-home care involves a caregiver coming to the client’s home to deliver care, it is inherently personal. In a senior care facility, each client is one of many residents. Sometimes residents there get lost in the shuffle; not every caregiver who works there will get to know them well. However, in-home caregivers can establish a rapport with their clients, often quite quickly. Furthermore, Always Best Care of Fox Chapel utilizes caregivers to execute personalized plans of care for every client we have.

In-Home Caregivers are Bonded and Insured

Every one of Always Best Care of Pittsburgh’s caregivers are carefully screened, thoroughly trained, bonded, and insured to provide the safest and highest level of care.

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