Advantages

IN HOME CARE FOR YOUR LOVED ONES

When you need help at home keeping family members healthy

Family Owned and Operated

Advantages

Independence… 

Comfort of a familiar environment and keeping your support circle

Staying at home allows you to keep your support circle, be that your family, friends, or pets. Socialization is one of the most important considerations for a long life. With the assistance of your caregiver, you can still enjoy time with your friends, family and pets. You will still be able to still attend your church, visit your doctor, and shop at your favorite places.   Research has shown that folks that age in their homes tend to live longer than those that live in a facility. In addition, those who stay at home tend to be physically and mentally healthier compared to the resident of facilities.

Cost Efficient…

Self-directed care can save money over facility costs

In-home care is care when you need it, as you need it, be it 2 hours or 24 hours. You only pay for what you need. You schedule the time needed. In some cases, you can substitute in home care for other more expensive forms of care including hospitals and rehab facilities.

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Many seniors can benefit directly from in-home care. Cost savings, self-directed care, the comfort of a familiar environment, and prevention of medical emergencies are just some of in-home care’s advantages.

One-on-One…

Personalized caregiving on your schedule

In-home care provides one-on-one personal care on a schedule designed by you. You direct care as you employ the caregiver directly, the true meaning of “consumer directed care”. You get to pick the caregiver you want. The caregiver will do an initial meet and greet with you so you can see who you are hiring in most cases.  You pick your meals, not a facility. Especially for rehab patients, the one-on-one personal care can be very important. Abra’s services also can include one on one assistance in facilities where there are not enough staff to service your needs.

Involvement…

Family and friends can be involved in care

Family members can be more intimately involved with their family member’s care at home—helping to administer medications, working with the family member on physical therapy and coaching them on their recovery.

ADVANTAGES 1

The vast majority of seniors (89%) say the ability to age in place – or live independently and remain in one’s home – is very important.

Prevention…

Avoid medical emergencies and have reduced hospital/rehab time

Research has shown that having in home care helps prevent hospital visits. Have someone help your family member before they take that nasty fall or take the wrong medications. If you have that hospital stay, research shows that recovery can be faster with familiar surroundings. A familiar environment aids in healing both physically and mentally. Additionally, chances of re-hospitalization are lowered when recuperation is at home.

ADVANTAGES 2

Nearly 30 percent of adults aged 75 and older have one or more disabilities in performing basic activities of daily living.

- Laura Sands, PhD, Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology

Researcher, Laura Sands, concluded that part-time non-medical home care costs 1/3rd of that paid for nursing home care.