As moving to different cities and countries for professional reasons, or to simply experience something different as the opportunity is given, gets more and more common, a new question arises; how possible is it to be next to the elders of our families, when they need us?
Of course in cases of severe occasions, having to move back or arrange their relocation might be obligatory, but urgent situations are not the only case to consider their quality of life and intervene to elevate it.
Searching for the appropriate service, such as an assisting living facility or in-home care, can be life changing for your beloved one and even extend their life expectancy.
Not only will they feel heart-warmed by your consideration, but their everyday life will be indeed facilitated, and their mood will be boosted, something important for the immune system.
Of course, each one of the available options has different pros and cons, and that’s what we will examine in more detail below.
- Advantages of In-Home Care
The most important factor to prefer hiring a caregiver from an in-home care service, is the capability of not needing to change the environment. As we grow older, our adjustability decreases, and a lot of times, being younger, we don’t perceive how uncomfortable it would be for a person of that age to suddenly change their everyday environment. Being in a familiar place and surrounded by your personal belongings, is emotionally comforting and enhances the overall wellness feeling.
Another significant point is the 100% personalized caretaking, thus the creation of a deeper human connection. An one-to-one approach, could be more proactive and for sure tailored to the person’s needs. Emotional support, medication management and specialized treatment for chronic illnesses, as well as support to everyday tasks without your beloved fully losing independence, should be on the list when exploring several providers’ services. A quick look on the A-List Care Elite website, should orientate you on defining your demands.
- Advantages of Assisting Living Facility
On the other hand, adopting an alternative point of view and approaching the matter of social interaction, an assisting living facility, offers much more chances for a person to socialize than an 1-to-1 relationship does. In this way, our person continues to feel like an integrated part of the society. In other words, it is the perfect choice for someone that feels discomfort by spending the bigger part of the day alone, and wants to meet other people and why not, establish relationships out of the facility, while still being able to manage on its own the majority of medical care (appointments, medicine) , or have direct access to experts, if an emergency arises.