24 Hour Home Care VS an Assisted Living Facility in Herndon, VA
Understand the differences so you can provide your loved one with the support they need
Did you know that, according to the CDC, the average nursing home resident gets only 12 minutes of nursing care per day?
What if you could keep them at home? There are a number of advantages 24 hour home care provides for seniors in need of living assistance that are not provided by Assisted Living services. See the chart below for a summary.
Care At Home
Care At A Facility
Maintain your usual routines, like mealtimes
Mealtimes are set
Many different workers working in the facility
Assisted living can assign up to 17 residents per CNA
Stay in your own home
Moving from your home can be very traumatic
Keep your pets
You can’t take your pets to assisted, skilled, or memory care facilities
Maintain your relationships, especially with spouse
When care levels change, spouses can be separated
Maintain relationships with neighbors
Moving outside of your neighborhood can be disruptive and it’s often difficult for your neighbors to continue to visit with you
Stay in your familiar community
Especially for dementia or Alzheimer’s it can be very unsettling moving to a new community
Families are more comfortable visiting in the family home setting
Home is more comfortable for everyone – assisted living can feel “institutional”
Continuity of care
Same one or two caregivers every day
Visitors can stay at any time, family can stay for the holidays
Can not host your family in your room in assisted living, skilled or memory care
Cost savings for couples
Live in care for couples is cheaper than paying for care for two people in assisted living or paying for care for one person at home and one person in assisted living
The benefits of 24 hour home care strike the right balance between providing the dedicated care needed and preserving independence by allowing individuals to continue living in their own homes.
If there is a senior in need of living assistance services in your family, consider what best suits their specific needs. Often, services provided at home will provide a higher quality of life that is not possible with the less flexible services associated with a facility.