Everyone has their own ideas of how they want to spend their senior years. Arizona is a magnet for seniors from all over the country due to its warm summers, mild winter climate and lower cost of living. However, there are often times when our vision of those senior years can be derailed due to personal or medical realities.
Those realities can vary from a hip replacement to memory care, a little extra help around the house, or a full-charge nurse and health aide. It’s scary, daunting, and the ones who feel it most are the seniors themselves.
Luckily, There are Options
Rather than choosing a senior community or a care center – a “nursing home” – there are valid reasons to keep seniors in their own homes, with help from expert home care services.
This is called “aging in place” and is preferable in many instances where assisted living might not offer the needed support. Leaving home can be traumatic for seniors. The comfort and support of a family and sense of community can be the best medicine of all, and senior housing care options offer the best of both worlds.
Reasons to Use Home Care Services
There are key benefits to using home care services, institutional care should (if applicable) always be a last resort since recent scandals note –
- The over-prescription of antipsychotics in seniors who did not meet the diagnostic criteria for prescribing.
- Drug-resistant community-acquired infections such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other hygiene related issues that transmit infections such as Clostridium difficile and Norovirus.
- Medical understaffing that can leave vulnerable seniors waiting for basic services or going without medications and care.
Seniors can stay in their paid-for homes and familiar communities, surrounded by family and friends, in a place where they feel comfortable and at ease. They won’t feel disrupted or isolated, and may even save money.
Your Local Resource for Senior Home Care Services
Our Home Care team offers customized arrangements for 24-hour care while aging in place, in your own home. We understand every situation is different and work diligently to ensure your needs are met. If you or someone you know is in search of Home Care assistance, contact our Home Care staff today by calling 602-285-1800.