At a facility, caregivers are responsible for taking care of numerous patients at a time. With in-home care, the client is given one-on-one care. This allows for more time to build trust and understanding between the client and the aide.
2. No hidden fees
Nursing care facilities often charge an extra fee for services such as assisting patients to the dining area. With in-home care, the flat hourly rate covers any and every service that the aide performs during the scheduled time. You will never be surprised with a bill.
3. Remain in a familiar place
While patients age it can be difficult to adjust to major changes in their surroundings. By receiving care at home, clients can remain in the house they love. Aides and housekeepers can help the client stay safe at home by maintaining a clean and healthful living space. They can also recommend house features that may help with patient safety, such as installing grab-bars in the bathtub.
Care in the home is scheduled according to your needs. You will never be locked into a “shift” or required time slot. You can also alter services as your needs change, and you can add or reduce hours as you see fit. Franciscan Ever There Care offers hourly services or live-in services for those who require 24-hour care.
5. Relief for Family Caregivers
In-home care gives family members peace of mind. They know that their loved one is safely at home and that his or her daily needs are being met. Family caregivers who live at home may use the aide’s visit as an opportunity to rest, run errands, or pursue other interests.