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The Benefits of Home Care vs. Assisted Living

When an elderly loved one needs extra help with his or her day-to-day activities, you want to make the best decision possible regarding additional care. While assisted living is a good option for some families in certain situations, home care offers several benefits that assisted living does not. Trusted home care provider, Redondo Beach Home Care Assistance, highlights these important benefits that only home care offers.

  • Independence – Living at home can help seniors maintain a feeling of independence, even if they’re receiving outside help because they are able to maintain their regular schedule and routine. Chances are, there are still some tasks they your loved one can do on their own. A home caregiver can oversee these activities to maximize safety and promote independence, and can take on any activities your loved one is no longer able to do safely.
  • Comfort – A sense of familiarity is very important to people especially as they get older. Whether your loved one is coping with memory loss, healing from injuries, or simply living out his or her remaining years, being able to remain in his or her own home will keep your loved one most comfortable. It can also be healthier, too. Your loved one will be exposed to fewer germs and have a lower risk of infection remaining at home rather than sharing a living space in an assisted living facility or nursing home.
  • Financially Sound – In-home care is also less of a financial burden on a family. With professional in-home care services, you only pay for how much care your loved one needs. For instance, if your loved one only needs part-time care in Redondo Beach for help with errands and meal preparation, you only pay for the hours in which the caregiver was present. While assisted living facilities, on the other hand, charge by the week or month regardless of how much care a resident requires.

Receiving home care from professional and highly trained caregiver will allow your loved one to live comfortably and as independently as possible, for as long as possible. For more information about part-time and live-in care services, call Redondo Beach and schedule a complimentary in-home consultation with a Home Care Assistance Care Manager. Home Care Assistance of Redondo Beach is a leading provider of in-home senior care and is here to help 24/7. We look forward to hearing from you.