Elderly people account for an increasing number of hospitalizations in many countries including our own nation. Increasing lifespans and reduced birth rates have resulted in an ever increasing percentage of the population being age 65 and over.
However, studies have confirmed that the best methods of recovery are neither hospitalization nor institutionalization. People in general have an emotional bond with their home and people they are close to. When these two things are taken away, physical healing falters. Because home, family and community are an integral part of a person’s life, it makes sense that being able to recover at home increases the quality of their life and aids the healing process.
With home health care services, it is possible for the elderly person to recover at home where they are comfortable and feel secure. It requires family support for them to be able to do this, because the senior may need help to arrange home health care. They also need the blessing and support of their family members because it provides the emotional network they need.
Already, many family members are providing some kind of caregiving role to their elderly loved ones in one form or another. Because of the pressures of work and family, not everyone is able to provide full-time continuous home care to aging family members. When home care also requires health care, this makes the situation even more complicated, unless the family caregiver is also trained medically.
Home health care is attended to by a trained medical person. They have the skills and experience needed to take care of the elderly loved one with medical needs who desires to remain at home to recover. In cases where your loved one is only in need of temporary medical care, it is quite simple to transition to home care once the medical requirement is no longer needed.
All parties are benefitted by providing health care at home. The elderly loved one is able to stay at home and has a better chance of recovering; the family can keep their loved one close, and there is less stress on already over-crowded hospitals and elder-care facilities.
The demand for both home care services and home health care are both expected to increase as time goes by. This has become the number one choice for families looking for the best way to care for their elderly loved ones.
If you have a loved one who could benefit from the help of home care services in Canandaigua, NY contact the caregivers at Caring Hearts of Rochester, LLC. We help seniors and their families with many levels of home care service. Call (585) 245-0134 for more information.
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