Many family members feel a twinge of guilt before hiring senior care in Westport for their elderly loved one. The feeling is natural. But hiring a licensed home care professional to help with the activities of daily living has distinct benefits.
Trained Professionals Are Available to Provide Care
In most cases, those needing to care for a senior family member have no practical experience in working with the elderly. An at-home caregiver is trained and experienced in working with seniors with memory loss, stroke survivors, and those needing walker or wheelchair assistance.
Home Care Provides Personal Attention
In a residential facility, the worker to senior ratio can be as high as 10:1 or more. With home care, the ratio is 1:1. For care involving activities of daily living, such as grooming, bathing, cooking and simple physical therapy, the family and senior have more control over when, where, and how the care is delivered.
A Healthy Senior Is a Happier Senior
The level of care given to the senior is directly proportional to their everyday health and wellbeing. A GAO audit previously determined that patients utilizing home care may live longer and report feeling more satisfied with their lives. When provided quality care, the senior will feel better, will be more active and will have a more positive demeanor.
A Senior Will Be Happier in Their Own Home
A senior remaining at home retains more of their independence and more of a sense of safety. They will be more receptive to receiving help from a Westport caregiver in the comfort of their own home.
Senior Care Relieves the Family Caregiver
Caring for a senior can be a demanding task for a family member. This is especially true when he or she has job stress or outside pressures. By providing care for the senior, an in-home caregiver lessens the workload of the family member, allowing them more quality time with their senior loved one.
Find the additional support both you and your loved one need and deserve by calling Home Care Assistance at 203-955-1915. Our part-time, live-in, and respite caregivers in Westport provide relief for a family caregiver while ensuring the safety and wellbeing of his or her elderly loved one. Schedule a free in-home consultation to learn more.