There are many misconceptions about the home care business. In-home care is meant to be a positive, helpful tool, so we want to highlight the ways it could benefit those who need it, while also shedding light on some of the false impressions, causing many to miss out on its helpful influence.
Myth #1: In-Home Care is Only for Elderly People
While more than two-thirds (69.1%) of those who utilize in-home care are above the age of 65, anyone can receive in-home care who is ill or immobile in some way. Put simply, if you are unable to care for yourself in your own home, you are eligible for in-home care. A young athlete fresh out of surgery may need assistance, while everyone in the family is full-time at work. It may not be forever, but it’s helpful in times like these.
Myth #2: I Have No Say In Who Comes To My Home
When a company isn’t being transparent, that’s when you know it may not be the best place for you. Essentially, you are allowing someone into your home; that doesn’t mean they have to be a stranger or someone who makes you uncomfortable. Choose a place that conducts background checks and provides proper training and certifications for their caregivers. That way, you can trust they know what they’re doing, but you can also choose someone who fits well with you based on comfortability and personality. Ultimately, choose someone who cares. That’s our approach: truly caring for our clients. In this way, in-home care doesn’t have to be a scary experience; it can (and should) be comforting.
Myth #3: In-Home Care is Too Expensive
Contrary to what many think, in-home care is generally less expensive and just as effective as care in a hospital or skilled nursing facility. According to genworth, the monthly cost for home care in 2017 averaged around 3,957 for the Dallas area, while the average monthly cost for a private room in a nursing facility averaged around $6,935.
Myth #4: In-Home Care Costs Me My Independence
While many people think any kind of care means sacrificing one’s independence, the opposite case can actually be made. In-home care, specifically, can help maintain a person’s independence. Individuals healing from something or going through physical therapy need help doing certain physical tasks, but that leaves them available to focus on other manageable tasks they wouldn’t be able to do in a facility. Home not only allows you to heal, but also thrive.
The Benefits of In-Home Care
Being at home provides a sense of comfort and morale that can aid in the healing process. It’s more individualized with a sense of familiarity from being in your regular surroundings. Not only is it a beneficial method to care, but it allows family and friends to be involved and have a say in your healthcare without stretching themselves too thin.
If you’re looking for the right in-home care, reach out. We’ll come to you, because home is where you heal.