Home care is a popular option for long-term care. Most seniors want to age in place at home, which contributes to familiarity and comfort, yet in order to keep a loved one safe at home, it requires planning and evaluation. This guide gives you a detailed understanding of in-home care options, what needs to happen to create e a dramatic, positive impact on you and your entire family.
If you're a family caregiver, in search of additional senior care, you are among 70 million people who deliver care for a loved one at home. the research concludes by 2050, over one million centenarians - individuals over the age of 100 will live in North America.
With the recent advent of Accountable Care (informally known as ObamaCare), in-home care is a critical post-hospitalization piece to the care transition. Today, discharged patients go directly home.
Even hospice care is at home. If you or an aging loved one has a terminal illness and depleted other treatment options, consider hospice care at home. It gives a loved one and family members comfort and support.
Recent studies, like the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (May 2011) concluded that after certain hospital-based operations, joint replacement, home is an effective strategy over discharge to a rehabilitation facility.