There are multiple reasons for considering care options for your loved one such as aging, recovering from a surgery, physical or mental limitations, or possibly Alzheimer’s / Dementia. Remaining in the comfort of their own home is more often than not the best option. Deciding between In-Home Care vs Facility is a difficult choice. With our specially trained, insured, and bonded caregivers, you can rest assured that Evergreen Home Companion will be your best choice for in-home care!
Here are some reasons why Evergreen Home Companion is the right choice:
Financial Considerations – Professional In-Home Care is on average 51% more affordable* than an assisted living facility or a nursing home because you only paying for the amount/type of care you need, when you need it.
Source: 2014 Genworth Study of Average Long Term Care Costs in Kansas City
*Assumes 20 hours per week @ $20 per hour / 52 weeks per year
Flexibility/Freedom – Care in the home is adjustable and you maintain control over how little or as much care as needed. Family and friends can visit at any time and you can come and go whenever desired. By having a personal caregiver, errands and visiting friends are no longer a challenge. Selling and moving out of your home is a very permanent act. Once left, life is never the same. By remaining in your own home with minimal care, you retain your assets longer for when higher levels of care are needed.
Control of Care – With In-Home care, you are provided a higher quality of care with one-on-one care and you have a choice in your caregiver. In a typical institutional setting the staffing ratio is 1:14 (meaning less than 5 minutes out of every hour is spent on any one resident) and you have no input into who the caregivers are. With the Evergreen Home Companion guarantee, we promise more than one-on-one care If at anytime you are not happy with your caregiver, we will find one you are delighted with.
Comfort – On average, the room size in assisted living is about 400 square feet. This doesn’t allow for many personal possessions and mementos collected over a long life, nor does it provided that sense of home. In many situations, moving from home can be very traumatic for individuals. If they feel forced into a facility, it can be devastating. For many, moving into an institution marks the final chapter of their life and their health begins to degrade at a faster pace. Most seniors would much prefer to be in the comfort and emotional warmth of their own home as long as possible and where family and friends can visit anytime. Home is where they feel in control and can do things they want to do on their own timeframes.
Safety – With Evergreen Home Companion providing dedicated 1-1 care, you will know that your loved one is safe while they maintain their independent lifestyle:
• Fall Prevention
• Driving them on errands and to appointments
• Ensuring proper personal hygiene and perform housekeeping
• Preparing balanced meals, including special diets
• Watching for signs that they may need to see a doctor
• Providing information to family, medical professions and others who are HIPAA authorized
Reduced Guilt and Stress – Choosing to place your loved one in an institutional setting can take its toll on all involved. Being displaced from their home can be a mental trigger for depression and a signal of “end of life.” For the one making this choice, it can leave an enormous sense of guilt. You are weighing your options about what is right for your Mom or Dad and also about how much time you can really give them to make sure they are safe and well cared for. Let us help you! Evergreen Home Companion can perform all of those “have to do” tasks to make sure your loved one can safely stay in the comfort of their own home and eliminate all those guilt and stress factors.
You can be a son or daughter again!
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Let us help you or your loved one to improve quality of life and retain independence. To learn more, please contact us today at (816) 524-CARE (2273) to experience the Evergreen Home Companion difference.