The In-Home Care Trend

September 29th, 2011

The trend toward in-home care is growing rapidly in the U.S. As people seek ways to avoid having to leave home to receive care, home health care and non-medical home services are on the rise and quickly taking the place of traditional care modes such as nursing homes. Some of the best benefits of home care are:

  • Home care is a compassionate way to provide health care and support.
  • It reinforces and supplements the care that is already provided by family and friends.
  • It helps the care recipient maintain independence and dignity in the comfort and familiarity of home.

So, Who is a Candidate for In-Home Care?
Home care services are perfect for anyone who is having difficulty performing basic daily activities, such as:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Cooking
  • Housekeeping
  • Traveling
  • Shopping, etc.

If you’ve noticed that your loved one has an increasing need for assistance around the home, but is still able to live on his or her own safely, home care could be a good option. In addition, home care services are ideal for family caregivers who need a break from caring for a loved one. Most home care agencies offer respite care services to help family caregivers take care of themselves.

For more information about in-home care, contact Visiting Angels in Alameda County at (510) 284-0000 or in Santa Clara County at (408) 735-0977. We’ll be happy to answer all of your in-home care questions.