More people than ever before will be in need of respite care before we know it. This is simply a result of a proportionately large generation of baby boomers continuing to grow older. As a result, there may soon be more people in need of respite care services than there are people available to give the care required. In fact, it’s estimated that by 2030 60% of all baby boomers will be managing a chronic condition of some kind. Traditional options, including nursing homes and care facilities, have worked for many in the past but, home care has recently become preferred by not only older people and their loved ones, but many professionals as well.
There are many advantages to choosing home care services rather than a facility. Facilities can be expensive, unfamiliar to loved ones, and difficult to physically access for some. Whereas home care services are affordable, easily accessible, and offer the ability and comfort to care for in the comfort of your own home. Many people attempt to provide home care to their older family members themselves before turning to professional service providers. Though this is done with the best of intentions, it can be difficult to maintain in the long run. For starters, home care is problematic to provide without proper training and preparation.
One of the many difficult challenges families encounter in home care is the logistics of attempting to provide home care themselves and struggling with the reality of providing care, which is very much a full-time job in a lot of cases. Furthermore, those that take on caring for an older relative often still have other personal commitments like children and other obligations that can be burdensome to take time away from.
The emotional toils of caring for a loved one full time can be difficult for all those involved. Fortunately, home care services can relieve some of that burden and help ensure more quality time with your loved one.
We understand that every person is unique, and the decision to seek help can be a difficult one for not only yourself but the loved one as well. The fear of someone you’re unfamiliar with taking care of your loved one, the change of routine, and how your loved one will respond to seeking additional help are all completely rational fears. Our professionals are trained and experienced to handle the challenges of all clients to meet their needs, providing a smooth and painless transition. We understand that this is a team effort, the love and support of the family and caretaker together can help you dedicate as much quality time as possible with your loved one.
2. The Familiarity Of Home
Perhaps you are considering a facility over home care for your loved one. Home care provides many advantages that a care facility can not provide. The comforts and routines of home life are far easier for patients to be accommodable since they do not need to be uprooted, and can maintain some feeling of independence as well. The most important advantage is the familiarity of being in their own home, as moving into a facility can be disorienting, stressful, and depressing dealing with the drastic change. This is especially prevalent in people with cognitive decline or disabilities.
Home care services can range in terms of affordability and depending on the types of services that you enlist they are often more affordable than care facilities. You are able to maintain your loved one’s care at their home rather than renting a space in a care facility. This allows you to coordinate care around your schedule resulting in savings and convenience if you want to spend time providing care or attending festivities. At the end of the day you should only pay for the care you need.
Making the decision of what care to seek may not be easy. After all, you want to make sure that your loved one is getting the best possible care, and that should take some reflection. Ultimately, one thing is clear: home care services offer many advantages and must be considered. We would love to be part of the team that gives your loved one the care and support they deserve. Call Cypress Home Care Solutions to learn more at 602-264-8009.