Is your loved one getting older? Are they no longer able to do some of the things they used to do? If you answered yes to both of these questions, you are probably wondering how your elderly loved one can get the care they need. You might assume the only option is to put them in a nursing home. Another option to consider, however, is in-home senior care.
Here are 3 reasons to choose in-home senior care over a nursing home.
1. Nursing Home Abuse Is a Reality
Unfortunately, even though many seniors are well-cared for in a nursing home, it is a reality that abuse in this type of facility does happen. Every year one in six nursing home residents is abused.
The most common types of nursing home abuse include:
- Financial exploitation
The abusers are often the employees who work in the nursing home. However, it's not uncommon for residents to be abused by other residents.
2. Change Is Hard
If your loved one is like most seniors, they probably don't want to move out of their home. There are many reasons for not wanting to move. One of the main reasons is that change is hard. The older one gets, the harder it can be to adapt to a new environment. Besides a move in location, there is also a change in their daily routine.
Because change is so difficult, many elderly people don't do well when they are forced to move out of their home. This is especially true if they have lived in their home for many years. By receiving in-home senior care, your elderly loved one will be able to continue living in the comfort of their own home. Besides enjoying the comfort of their own home, they will also be getting all of the care they need.
3. Nursing Homes Are Expensive
On average, the cost of having a private room in a nursing home is over $87,000 a year. It's a little bit less expensive for a semi-private room, which costs about $78,110 a year. Even assisted living is over $40,000 a year. While these costs vary according to location and type of nursing home, these are not affordable options for many seniors and their families.
In most cases, your loved one will save a lot of money by receiving in-home senior care. On average, this costs about $21,840 a year.