Why choose in-home care?
It is delivered at home. There is comfort and familiarity that everyone can associate with being home. When we are not feeling well, most people want to be at home. When we are feeling well, we enjoy the sanctity of our residence and the joy of being with our loved ones.
Home care serves to keep seniors independent. No one wants to feel dependent on others or helpless. With some assistance, seniors can continue to function as viable members of their household and society while staying in their homes.
Home care prevents or postpones institutionalization. Few patients choose to be placed in a nursing home, unless it is a last resort for being able to obtain the 24-hour care that they need.
Home care promotes healing. There is abundant evidence that patients heal more quickly and live longer due to the emotional wellbeing of living in their home.
Home care allows a maximum amount of freedom for the individual. Hospitals and nursing homes offer more regimented, regulated environments. Home care offers a reassuring, individualized setting.
Home care is personalized care. Home care is tailored to the needs of each individual. It is delivered on a one-to-one basis.
Home care involves the individual and the family in the care that is delivered. The patient and their family actively plan and participate in their care and well being.
Home care reduces stress. Unlike most forms of health care which can increase anxiety and stress, home care frequently has the opposite effect.
Home care is provided by passionate people. Employees of Walkar’s Home Relief Services look at their work, not as a job or profession, but as a calling. Our employees are highly trained and dedicated to what they do.
Home care is in many cases, less expensive than other forms of care. The evidence is convincing that, for many services, home care is less expensive than other forms of care. In general, home care costs only one-tenth as much as hospitalization and only one-fourth as much as nursing home placement.