Ninety percent of Americans want to age in place, and Home care is the preferred method of health care delivery among the disabled, elderly, and chronically ill. According to the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, “home care encompasses a wide range of health and social services. These services are delivered at home to recovering, disabled, chronically or terminally ill persons in need of medical, nursing, social, or therapeutic treatment and/or assistance with the essential activities of daily living. Home care is appropriate whenever a person prefers to stay at home but needs ongoing care that cannot easily or effectively be provided solely by family and friends.”
Here are some tips for talking to a loved one about introducing home care or hospice:
1.) Stay positive and discuss their goal of remaining in their home. Confirm that this is their first choice over moving to a retirement community or moving to an assisted living neighborhood within the retirement community they reside in.
2.) Focus on Independence. By allowing assistance to be brought into the home, they will be able to maintain their independence. They will no longer be burdened by home maintenance, housekeeping, laundry or other areas where they could use help. This will free up their time and energy to rest or to continue enjoying the activities they love most.
3.) Focus on Family Benefit. Explain how it will keep their children, grandchildren and other family members from worrying that they don’t have everything they need. Their relationship with family can remain positive and help avoid feelings of disagreement or even resentment.
Judson Home Care and Hospice
Judson Home Care helps keeps our residents safe and comfortable in their own homes. Managing life’s details can become more difficult over time, so when you need a little support or increased support, Judson Home Care is able to assist 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. Home care is tailored to meet their unique needs whether it is household management or personal care. Judson Home Care provides high-quality, compassionate care to our residents and community members.
Residents determine how much and what type of assistance is needed and we match them with the best caregiver. Our comprehensive team of Smart Living Professionals, Nurses and Home Care Aides work in tandem to ensure you have the highest quality experience. All caregivers are screened, licensed and bonded for quality and safety. We often hear from residents and their families that home care and hospice were a huge help and they don’t know what they would do without it.