In Home Senior Care Vs Other Senior Care Options

In Home Senior Care Vs Other Senior Care Options

While there are a growing number of people who send their senior members in the family to nursing care homes, old age homes or assisted living homes, some are not really impressed in this idea. They are not ready to send their beloved ones to an entirely strange place. For them, in home senior care services are the best option.

What is an in home senior care service?

As you can guess from the name, in home elder care service means providing care at home. There are so many agencies that offer in-home care services these days. If you hire an in-home care service, a caregiver will be appointed to look after the senior person at your home.

Reports indicate a good majority of elders prefer in home senior care options to nursing homes and other similar services. This is mainly because they prefer being at home, rather than relocating to another place.

Benefits of in home care services

The most meritorious benefit of in home care is that it allows a senior person to stay with his/her family. This is not allowed in old age homes or elder care facilities. In such places, the seniors are bound to live by certain schedules or rules and regulations.

A nursing care home or old age home would have a limitation on the amount of attention given to each resident. The elders can even feel neglected or isolated in a nursing care home. This is quite unlikely to happen in an in-home care setting.

In-home care services help the senior person or a senior couple to have full attention and care of the caregiver whenever necessary. The caregivers working as in home caregivers are instructed to show a greater level of empathy to their clients. The clients can get their caregiver replaced instantly if they are not happy with the behavior or attitude of them. This will not happen in a nursing care home. The residents are forced to like what they get or how they behave there.

Apparently, in home senior care services are better from every angle. It is equivalent or sometimes cheaper as compared to the expense of sending your parents to old age homes or nursing homes.

Brooke Sutton, President, RN

Brooke Sutton, owner of Sutton Home Care and a Springfield native, is a fully licensed Registered Nurse with over ten years experience in the healthcare field.

Brooke provides trusted home care services to numerous patients in the Springfield market which has earned her agency the reputation of being the premier home care agency in this area.
Brooke Sutton’s journey to the home care sector began while she was working as a Registered Nurse at Lakeland Behavioral Health.While at Lakeland, she learned and developed her skill working with psychiatric patients as well as patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. After Lakeland, Brooke worked as a Community Health Nurse for the Arc of the Ozarks providing home health care services to dual diagnosis patients living at home.Brooke has also worked in the Emergency Room setting which has given her the ability to recognize and communicate problems and potential issues before they arise.

Brooke and her husband Sean live in Springfield and have three children (Brett who is twelve, Karaline who is eight, and Henry who is four).Brooke is active in church and enjoys spending her free time at Table Rock Lake or with family and friends.

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