What are the benefits of home care versus a nursing home?

For many, the choice between home care and a nursing home is an easy one to be made. Most elderly adults far prefer the comfort of their own homes to what has been described as the cold, institutionalized environment of nursing homes. Beyond that, the benefits of home care are plentiful.

  • Retained sense of worth: Individuals who receive in-home care are far likelier to maintain their sense of worth and independence.
  • Cost: According to recent figures, nursing home rates are rising at a much faster rate than home care rates.
  • Improved outlook: Elderly adults who receive home care have a far better sense of freedom than those living in nursing homes, which contributes to a better state of mental health.

Find out more about what home care has to offer you by contacting a home health services provider.

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