Is Home Care the Best Option For Your Family?
What are the options of care for your loved ones? What is best for them? In reality, there are actually many options to provide care to your parents, grandparents and other family. Options vary from living in a nursing home to home care, but approximately 70 percent of adults over the age of 65 will need long-term care services.
While important to consider all options and what is best for your family, home care is often preferred by older adults, as 90 percent of people 50 and older, desire to stay in their homes a long as is possible. Neighborly Home Care was founded on the principle of allowing loved ones to stay in the warmth of their homes, rather than be in a more “hospital-like” atmosphere in a nursing home.
Home care specialists at Neighborly Home Care assist older adults and those afflicted by Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Dementia, Stroke, physical disabilities and debilitating conditions that require assistance of another individual. Services provided by Neighborly Home Care include the following; medication reminders, light housekeeping/laundry, transportation services, meal preparation, running errands, personal hygiene, escorts to doctor’s appointments, dressing and other daily activities, respite car, one-to-one during hospital stays and perhaps most importantly; companionship.
Home healthcare can provide many of the services provided in a nursing home, but while your loved ones are within the walls of a home in which they are warm and comfortable. Furthermore, Neighborly Home Care is properly insured and licensed as a home care agency and is also employee-based. Therefore, the agency is easily able to work with long-term care insurance providers.
An important aspect of Neighborly Home Care’s practices is the one-to-one hospital stays; this ensures that if your loved one needs to spend time in a hospital, he or she still has companionship and a caregiver who understands their personal needs and preferences. When considering nursing home care, remember that hospitalization may be necessary and your loved one will come in contact with many unfamiliar people of whom do not necessarily understand their needs and preferences.
When considering home care for your loved one, make sure to let us know as soon as you know your loved one will require care. This way, we can make arrangements as soon as possible. We will have a meeting to determine the potential client’s specific needs. This also assists us in finding a caregiver that will match the client’s needs and preferences also.
When considering long-term care options for loved ones, make sure to consider home care. The 24-hour care provided by Neighborly Home Care is unique and affordable. Additionally, our caregivers take pride in offering companionship and being respectful and kind to all of their clients. Neighborly Home Care serves families in Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia County.