What is Best For Elderly Care?
In working within a business that helps elderly people remain living in their homes for as long as possible, we understand that this is what most people want. With that being said, that doesn't always mean that the home is the best place to seek proper care for yourself or a loved one.
Nursing Homes vs In-Home Care
For instance, if an elderly person is in a condition where they require around the clock care and a live-in nurse isn't an option, a nursing home would be the best option for keeping the person safe. For those that do not require such intense care, remaining at home may be a feasible option. This is especially true for if they have a spouse or loved one living with them or nearby. There are also other options available that believe it or not, are sometimes even covered by health insurance policies. For example, sometimes hiring an in-home CNA (certified nursing assistant) is possible because it is more cost effective for the insurance company so definitely be sure, to look into all of the options available.
Providing in-home care is about more than having someone home. For example, if the person is facing mobility issues, he or she may require handicap facilities to go about their day-to-day routine without injuring themselves. That is where the topic of walk-in bathtubs come in. If your financial and housing situation allows, various devices can be installed to help the elderly person remain at home for as long as possible. For instance wheel chairs, hand rails and of course, a walk-in bathtub can help make someone who has difficulty getting around, more comfortable. For more information on this subject, be sure to check out our guest post on this exact topic.