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The Benefits of Hiring a Home Health Care Agency

As we get older, it can become more difficult to independently maintain a healthy lifestyle. Seniors who begin having difficulty remaining independent will often neglect personal hygiene, forget meals, or become unable to do simple things such as cleaning up spills or clutter around the home. Without proper help, situations like these only worsen and can lead to injury, malnourishment, and further complications down the road.

When a loved one is still living at home but struggling with physical changes and losing their independence, hiring in-home care can be a great solution. The professional caregivers at The Legacy at Home provide seniors with physical assistance as well as help with the emotional and routine aspects of daily life.

Many seniors aren’t quite ready for the level of care provided in assisted living or a skilled nursing. They are still able to function fairly independently, but they could benefit from help with certain tasks or at certain times of the day. In-home health care can be customized to meet these needs and provide the right assistance for seniors while allowing them to stay in the comfort of their own home.

In-home caregivers fill a wide variety of roles. The scope of services offered by The Legacy at Home includes help with eating meals, bathing, and even physical therapy. Our licensed medical professionals can assist with tasks such as managing medications, taking vitals, or providing therapy. Our nonmedical caregivers can help with tasks such as cleaning or grocery shopping. Caregivers do not necessarily have to provide medical support, depending on the situation and the senior’s level of independence. Many people choose The Legacy at Home for companion services. Home health care gives both you and your loved one peace of mind knowing that someone is there to provided support.

Main benefits include:

One-on-One Assistance

In-home care through The Legacy at Home provides your loved one with the one-on-one assistance they need. The caregiver can come for a few hours a day or a few hours a week depending on your loved one’s needs and desires. Services can include light housework, planning and preparing meals, organizing mail and appointments, or helping with morning wake up or night time tuck in. A caregiver can also be a wonderful source of companionship to look through old photo albums, talk about the past, or accompany your loved one to lunch or an event. Services are personalized to meet their individual needs and can be adjusted as changes occur.

Reduced Stress on Family

Trying to balance your own family and work while caring for an older adult is stressful. It’s impossible to be everywhere at once and do everything for everybody. An in-home care provider can take some of those responsibilities off your plate by working with your loved one on tasks and activities around their home. They can provide reminders to take medication or to water the plants. They can help prepare a menu for the week and ensure there is no spoiled food left in their refrigerator.

A caregiver is also another set of eyes watching out for your loved one. With regular communication, this trusted person can alert you to any changes noticed or areas where your family member may be struggling. This information will help you make informed decisions and coordinate the appropriate level of care.

High Quality, Trained Care

The Legacy at Home’s caregivers are trained in how to effectively work with seniors. They understand the challenges that seniors face and how to deal with issues related to aging, Alzheimer’s, dementia and other conditions. This can give you peace of mind knowing that your loved one is in good hands. Caregivers know how to support seniors and help them live as safely and independently as possible while receiving a level of care that is aligned with their needs.

Screening

The Legacy at Home carefully interviews, screens and background checks all caregivers. Through the rigorous screening process we use at The Legacy at Home, we’re able to find the best nurses, caregivers and therapists in the area – people who meet both our tough standards and yours.

Coverage

With The Legacy at Home, should your regular caregiver be ill or out of town, you have the benefit of an additional caregiver pool and the agency’s scheduling staff to help fill shifts. If you use a private caregiver, you may be left to rearrange your own schedule at the last minute to make sure your loved one receives care.

Provide Companionship

A major benefit of using a caregiver is the private attention that they can provide. Older adults tend to become more isolated, and a caregiver can socialize with them and act as a companion. Personal attention gives your loved one the opportunity to interact with someone and give him/her company and conversation. As home care allows seniors to remain within their own homes, it is generally the least disruptive type of care.

Learn More about How The Legacy at Home Can Help

If you or your loved one is under the care of a doctor and homebound due to illness, injury or surgery, we can help you while you remain safely at home. Our team includes skilled nurses, therapists and medical social workers who are all experts at coordinating the specific care and individualized programs that tailored to fit the needs of each client.

If you’d like to learn more about The Legacy at Home, please feel free to reach out to us to answer your questions. We are a resource not only for our clients, but for the community as well. Call our experts at (972) 244-7701 or visit click here to learn more.

 

 

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