One of the biggest decisions facing some adults is how to care for their senior relatives. The two largest options are placement into a nursing home or hiring an in-home care provider. There are numerous resources online to help you make the decision, but we have compiled a list of what we believe to be the most important reasons to opt for senior home care, like ComForCare, for your senior loved ones.

Retaining autonomy and dignity: One of the greatest fear of many seniors is losing the independence and autonomy inherent in living on their own. By allowing them to live in their own home, you offer them a chance to retain their dignity while staying in the house they have grown to know and love.

Peace and quiet: Older individuals tend to prefer quieter areas to more noisy ones. A nursing home, by definition, involves a level of noise that won’t be present in a home because there are numerous people living in one community.

Personalization: While nursing homes surely offer some level of individual care, the fact is that each staffer deals with more patients on a daily basis than any in home care provider will deal with. This allows the in-home care provider to gain intricate knowledge of seniors’ daily routines, preferences, and needs in order to provide the best care possible.

Keeping the family together: You can visit your relatives in nursing homes, but there is an element that is admittedly missing compared to them living at home. Once they are in a nursing home, they must abide by the rules of that home which may inhibit your ability to visit or do activities with your loved ones as you please.

Longer and better quality of life: By allowing the elderly to maintain a level of independence and routine at home, in home care promotes constant mental stimulation and activity. This mental work, however light, is extremely important in reducing the risk of suffering from Alzheimer’s or other cognitive diseases, allowing seniors to live longer, healthier lives.

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