When you get old, would you prefer to stay in your own home with a visiting caregiver once a day, or go into a home with lots of other older people? Why?
Moving your senior parent to a retirement home or an assisted living facility is not your only option. Live-in and 24-hour home care can provide a caregiver who can address any personal requirements – and deliver senior companion care – day and night in their own house.
The companionship enhances seniors’ moods and staves off loneliness and isolation, leading to depression. Based on WebMD, one in three older adults miss companionship and are isolated.
While live-in caregivers may seem redundant, the terms of elderly care are distinct for each. Understanding their needs will help determine most appropriate option for a senior’s specific circumstances.