By David Hachmeister, Owner, Care & Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans
For the most part, Americans are in the “safer-at-home” mode of thinking. Many challenges are ahead, but many have already been met.
In the midst of these times, many families are torn between having in-home care for an elderly loved one or sending that senior to receive out-of-home care at a nursing home or an assisted living facility. Which is better? What are the risks?
Risks versus rewards
No one can make any guarantees about how the future might unfold, but being a very analytical person myself, I look at the risk/reward ratio and then determine what the best option is by observing the relationship of the two. Leaving aside the obvious desire almost all of us have to stay at home, the risk/reward ratio still favors receiving care in one’s own home.
The logical choice
By simple logic alone, in-home care is the better, safer option. With in-home care, the number of people your loved one encounters is minimized. In a residential care community, not only are there many more people working in close proximity to your loved one, but there are also many, many more vulnerable people living there full-time.
At home, you and your family members are also in charge of hygiene. Your family oversees the degree of cleanliness that meets your specifications.
We can help!
Consider receiving care as home as a better way for most people to also remain safer at home. We can help! To learn how Care & Comfort at Home can help you or your loved one, contact us today by calling 630-333-9262 in the Chicago area, 720-788-0611 in the Denver area, or just CLICK HERE to contact us via our online form for either location.