As baby boomers are moving into retirement at an increasing rate, you may find yourself in a situation where a decision needs to be made as to whether your parent or loved one should be placed in assisted living or home care. If you’re forced to make this difficult decision, contact Comfort Health in Rochester, MN for more information on how home health and wellness services can provide a great social life for them in their golden years.
When mom and dad, or any loved one, is getting to the age where they require more daily care and attention, a lot of stress can be put on the family. That’s why it’s important to consider and do your homework on the different options available to provide the care that’s best for the aging individual. The following are things to consider when making a decision:
- Is it best for your loved one to have access to physical activity? If your family member is still fairly active and prefers to have social contact with others, assisted living services may be the best choice for them. Likewise, if they’re able to live in their own home and only need assistance with services such as taking medications or blood sugar or blood pressure checks, home health services may be the best option.
- Safe living environment. For those wishing to live at home, look into the modifications that need to be done, such as a one-level home, shower railings, medical alert systems, or wheelchair ramps. Be sure that these things are in place to avoid accidents and falls.
- Supervised medication dosing and/or nutrition. Whether you choose home health care or assisted living, it’s important to have supervised medication dosing and/or nutrition services available. With home health services, medication and nutrition are monitored to ensure your loved one is doing okay and eating right.
- Daily living activities. Is your loved one a bit shaky when getting into the shower, dressing themselves, or finding it difficult to do basic household duties such as vacuuming and laundry? With home health services, a caring professional is available to help out with household chores.
So, if you’re facing the decision of whether your loved one needs assistance with home health monitoring as a cost-effective alternative to facility placement or a 24-hour live-in caregiver, contact Comfort Health in Rochester, MN. Our goal is to have your loved one living successfully at home. Let’s face it, no one wants to be placed in a nursing home, and that’s why our trained professionals do what’s best for the aging individual. Our home health and wellness program allows individuals to remain in their own home safely and comfortably.
Contact us today by calling toll free (800) 204-2332 or (507) 281-2332 or by visiting Comfort Health to provide a great social life for seniors in their golden years with home health and wellness services from Comfort Health in Rochester, MN.