The paradox of aging in place is that in order to be more Independent, you’re going to have to be more Inter-dependent.
~Patrick Roden PhD
Home health care can prolong independence at home
If you are caring for a loved one, here are 12 ways home health care can support you:
- Home health care professionals can be there when you aren’t able to be.
- Home care supports activities of daily living (ADLs).
- Access to skilled nursing care at home.
- Support with diet and nutrition.
- Medication management.
- Home health care professionals provide caring companionship.
- Home care helps with light household chores.
- Home health care clients have comparable or better health outcomes.
- One-on-one focus and support.
- An affordable alternative to facility or hospital care. According to the National Association of Home Care, the average cost of care from a skilled nursing facility is $544 dollars per day, while the average cost of home health care per visit is $132 dollars.
- Staying home can help prevent exposure to nosocomial infections (institution acquired)
- Prevent “Transfer Trauma”