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Home Care is Important Now More Than Ever

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A recent national poll conducted by the American Association of Retired Persons revealed that over 76% of participants, 50 years and older, prefer to age in their current homes or communities — as a result there has been a renewed focus on home care. Here at By Your Side Home Care we understand the importance of providing quality and efficient home care to our members and meeting each of their unique needs. 

There are many benefits to seniors aging in place, both for the well being of the patient and the peace of mind it can offer their family members. Providing full-time care for an aging family member can oftentimes demand a significant amount of time and energy — and can bring on additional stress — which is why relying on professional home care assistance can help relieve some of the weight associated with caring for an aging loved one. 

Professional caregiver assistance is extremely beneficial, providing your aging loved one with the peace of being able to live in their home. Some of these benefits include: 

  1. Independence

Often times aging loved ones who move into an assisted living facility or skilled nursing home will lose a significant amount of their freedom and independence. Your family member will now have to live by a new set of rules, structured activity schedules, set meal times, and many other regulations. 

When seniors are able to age in their home they can continue to live their lives on their terms, providing them with greater control over their personal routines, and in turn, contributing to a higher level of happiness and quality of life. 

2. Continued Connection to Friends and Family

Many senior living facilities have regulations that place limitations on family and friends who are visiting their aging loved ones. When at home, seniors can enjoy the company of friends and family without any restrictions and regulations in place. This structure allows seniors to connect with their friends and family on a more consistent basis.

3. Companionship

Aging at home with the assistance of a professional caregiver provides seniors with individualized care and constant companionship. At By Your Side Home Care we vet our staff and provide quality training in order to meet your loved one’s individual needs. Professional caregivers provide stimulating conversation, activities, and specially trained care and companionship — giving families and patients peace of mind, safety, and comfort.

4. Holistic Care

Many times an aging adult living independently can require help for both personal and health-related matters. The highly qualified caregivers at By Your Side Home Care, provide assistance with grooming, toileting, and other personal care needs with the upmost respect. Our caregivers can also help with dietary restrictions at mealtime, promote daily exercise, and much more.

5. Affordability

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities can be extremely expensive. In-home care is many times more affordable. At By Your Side Home Care we have staff on hand and can help you to plan a caregiver arrangement that will best fit your lifestyle and individual needs. 

Reach out to us today to learn more about how our team can serve your family and provide expert care to your loved one.

We’re here for you — give us a call at (717) 394-5111 or email us at [email protected] with any questions. 

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