As people age, they may need help with errands, household chores, personal care, and taking medication. Some may require more comprehensive care, while others need only occasional assistance.
A professional home helper can provide live-in care for seniors who remain at their personal residences. The caregiver can assist with many tasks including laundry, meal preparation, and transportation to medical appointments. One benefit of staying at home is living in a familiar environment while maintaining a higher degree of independence. Many seniors feel happier and more confident remaining in their home.
For someone who requires more extensive care, an assisted living situation may be beneficial. Several types of senior communities exist, including continuing care and residential care. One benefit of this arrangement is access to a team of caregivers. Another plus is on-premise social activities with other seniors.
A Personal and Practical Decision
Deciding which living arrangement is best for a senior depends on many factors, both personal and practical. The individual’s wishes need to be taken into account, as well as the scope of care needed. Carefully exploring the benefits of live-in care and community-style senior care can lead to the best solution for an aging loved one.