Benefits of Home Health Care

Elderly Lady in Flowered Dress

I am sure no one can relate to this article better than my Mother-In-Law.  As a business owner and career focused woman, with a busy family life as well, she understands the challenges of taking care of her elderly parents who live on the other side of the city from her.  Finding time in her busy schedule can be challenging; taking them to doctor’s appointments, to the grocery store, assisting with cleaning and maintaining their home, making sure their bills are being paid, and the list goes on and on.

She is not alone.  Over 65 million people in this country understand the challenges of taking care of their own family, balancing a career, and finding time to care for someone who is aging, disabled, or sick.  And it isn’t just finding time… taking care of an ailing family member can be a very emotional time in one’s life.  It can lead to physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion, which can burnout the caregiver.

Fortunately, there is an option that is less expensive than putting the elderly in Assisted Living or a Nursing Home.  It is called Home Health Care.  Let’s review some of the benefits of Home Health Care.

  1. Medical Care can be delivered at home.

Skilled Medical Care is never far away.  Supervised certified and licensed nurses can visit, and if needed, bring a variety of necessary medical equipment to the home. This helps ensure that your loved one’s medical needs are being met.

  1. Helping with management of medications.

Elderly, disabled, or sick patients often have multiple prescriptions that can be very confusing to manage.  Home Health Care providers will help make sure your loved ones are taking the correct medications at the right time.

  1. Assistance with household chores.

Aging adults often struggle with what used to be simple tasks, such as laundry, dusting, vacuuming, and dishes.  Home Health Care workers are always glad to assist with these chores to help keep their home safe and healthy.

  1. Assistance with daily activities.

Helping senior citizens with simple daily activities such as shaving, bathing, and grooming is routine for professional home health care providers, and helps give your loved ones a good quality of life.  This helps your loved one not only stay clean and healthy, but also makes them feel good knowing they can keep up with their appearances.

  1. Available when you’re not.

Home health care professionals can be there for your loved ones when you can’t.  Maybe you have an out of town business trip or would like to take that vacation you are way overdue for. You can, and sleep well while you’re there, knowing someone is caring for your loved ones.

One of the most critical and important things to consider when weighing your options is cost.  On average, according to the National Association of Home Care, the cost of a nursing facility is $544 per day.  The average cost of home health care is only $132 per visit, which in most cases is only a few times a week, depending on your needs of course.

The Nurses Guild Home Health Agency is a family oriented home health care agency committed to treating clients like a part of our family simply because, we care!  We provide a variety of home health services to ensure your loved ones receive proper and complete medical care.

Please call us for a free Home Health Care consultation. We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to serve your needs.

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