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In-Home Care is the Preferred Choice of Senior Citizens

If you suddenly find yourself caring for an elderly parent and it has become very overwhelming, additional care could be the solution. A fulltime nursing home may be one of your options, but it might not be the preferred choice of your loved one. Most seniors would prefer to remain in their own home as they age, but their families are often concerned with their safety at home. Many families struggle with the decision of how to best provide care for their loved one. However, many seniors and their families are now finding that San Diego home care offers the best solution. Home care means that your loved one will never be left alone and they receive exceptional care in their own home.

The first step in deciding if home care, also known as in-home assisted living, is right for your loved one, is to consider what their needs are. If they require help with their activities of daily living such as housekeeping, cooking meals, transportation for doctor’s appointments and other tasks, an hourly caregiver may be sufficient. An hourly caregiver can come to the senior’s home for a few hours per day and provide assistance. For seniors who require around the clock care and monitoring, a live-in caregiver provides constant supervision and personal care. A live-in caregiver is present at all times to assist there client with any non-medical activities.

While in-home care is the preferred option of most seniors, it may not be possible for everyone. If you loved one struggles with a more severe illness or condition and requires frequent medical care, then in-home care is not the best option for them. A nursing home or senior medical facility will be able to provide your loved one with the high level of care they need. Whether your senior loved one is diabetic and needs specialized care or they simply need help with bathing and taking medications, a San Diego home care agency will have the perfect caregiver, who is skilled and professional.

For the seniors who can receive care at home, in-home care promotes their independence, honors their wish to remain at home and provides peace of mind for their family. The goal of in-home care is to help seniors to live a happier and healthier life at home. Ensure your loved one receives the highest quality of care from the top provider of senior care in San Diego. Contact San Diego Home Care Assistance today.

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