Home Health Services vs. Institutions

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It's not uncommon for the younger generation to say, "I'd rather die than end up in a nursing home." In some cases, there doesn't seem to be much of a difference when you see the elderly in a vegetative, medicated state, far away from their families, pleasure completely devoid from their faces. 

But what if you knew that as you got older, you could live in your home with a professional caregiver? Caregivers are a fraction of the cost of assisted living facilities and you'd be kept warm and be attended to at all hours of the day when needed. Instead of being put into your room because the institution you are enrolled into has limited staff members, you could have a caregiver friend making sure you are okay. 

Seniors may opt to live in nursing homes in order to avoid becoming "burdens." But having a caregiver assist you inside your home is a way for families to not become overstressed and to be able to keep a loved family member nearby. I visited my friend's grandfather named Eddy in Palm Beach County who home health care services after his family pulled him out of a posh retirement home, having noticed that the staff were too busy to notice that his dentures went missing for weeks. As a result, the fed him mushed food for those two weeks, not remembering that he usually ate solid foods. Also, when his family requested for simple things such as playing a CD with his favorite music, they disregarded the request. Now Eddy has his old room in the family house and a home health aide living in Hollywood, Florida visits him daily and sleeps over on the weekends. Eddy smiles more and spends a lot of his day listening to his favorite tunes, something that even people with severe stages of Alzheimer's can still enjoy. 



2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this post.It is true that having a caregiver assist you inside your home is a way for families to not become overstressed and to be able to keep a loved family member nearby

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  2. This is a great article! I am so glad my mom has her own hospice. I think it makes a big difference for her. My mom really seems to be enjoying life! http://www.comforcare.com/arizona/scottsdale

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