In-home Care: There are Advantages of In Home Caregivers versus moving to An Assisted Living Facility

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Comfort Keepers provides in-home care versus a nursing home

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In-home care workers at Comfort Keepers help clients maintain their spirits with professional in-home caregiving

In-home care workers at Comfort Keepers help clients maintain their spirits with professional in-home caregiving

Seniors aging in their homes want to stay there as long as possible. Let's face it a facility or nursing home is not home, its a business.

Caregivers are like extended family to us. Our Clients tell us that our Keepers are like family to them. When evaluating caregivers we look for those that are likable and friendly.”
— Scott Van Duinen

WESTOVER HILLS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2022 / -- When comparing assisted living facilities with in-home care, one might be thinking if the latter is superior. How in-home care stacks up against other possibilities is laid out below.

Senior Caregiving for an aging relative or friend can be challenging. To make an informed decision, the family must assess the benefits and drawbacks of several options in light of the senior's personal preferences, financial situation, and health, among other factors. Some people feel guilty that they can't take care of a relative that needs in-home care. Others don't feel that quilt and just want what's best for the senior and thde family. Trying to decide what to do can be difficult. Deciding what's best or what's preferable isn't easy. Is in-home care preferable to a nursing home or an assisted living facility? To help you make a decision we have compiled a list of the top five benefits of in-home care and how that care stacks up against the competition.

1. Places where one feels at ease and at home

In-home care has the apparent advantage of allowing seniors to remain in their own homes. There is no need to adjust their routines or deal with the
stress of moving. Moving to a nursing home is stressful for elderly people with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.

2. Secondary, personalized health care

In-home care provides a wide range of services that can be adapted to your older loved one's unique needs, whether they need help for a few hours each day or does the senior need 24-hour around-the-clock coverage. Having a caregiver for a few hours each day at home is certainly better than around-the-clock coverage in a nursing home. Seeing friends and neighbors while at home beats having them great you in a waiting area filled with people that nobody knows. An in-home caregiver allows the senior to interview and meet candidates that make them feel at ease. They can find a match rather than just having people show up and introduce themselves to the senior. You want a good match between senior and caregiver.

3. A breakdown of the price

Home care is usually less expensive than nursing homes or assisted living facilities. This "one-size-fits-all" approach may mean that your loved one pays
for things they don't even utilize, even though many decent facilities offer a wide choice of services Many families might save money by only paying for
in-home care services on the days they really use them. This does not imply, however, that the level of care provided is any less excellent. The
expenditures of relocating and storing are also reduced by staying at home.

4. A focus on one individual at a time

In nursing facilities, there are almost always more residents than staff. This means that older people usually have to wait before they can get the help they
need. Caregiver-to-patient ratios are higher with in-home care. There are several ways in which your loved one's caretakers can get to know their clients
better through this process. Providing care in the comfort of one's own home allows family caregivers to better anticipate the needs of the person they
care for, build trusting relationships with them, and identify potential problems before they become serious ones.

5. Independence 

Moving to a nursing home could mean that your loved one loses their independence earlier than they should. This includes things like shopping for
groceries, but they can still prepare and cook meals on their own. Your loved one may no longer be able to plan and prepare their own meals in a care
home. You and your loved one can continue to accomplish these activities independently with the support of an in-home caregiver, though.

Comfort Keepers in Westover Hills Texas can provide in-home care to those that need it in the Westover, TX area.

Comfort Keepers in-home care services in Westover Hills Texas are of a caliber that is uncommon in facilities such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities. No matter what your loved one's needs are, a wonderful team of caregivers is ready to meet and help them.

To learn more about Comfort Keepers in the Westover Hills area please call 817-560-8085. We are online at

Scott Van Duinen
Comfort Keepers Westover Hills Texas
+1 817-560-8085