Depending on who you ask, in-home care can be the best type of care on the market, or it can be a terrible decision. Us here at Paradise In-Home Care are strong advocates of in-home care–it’s what we do on a daily basis. But even though we believe it is a superior type of care compared to other options out there, there’s still quite a bit of debate over which type of care is the best.
When done correctly, in-home care can be the safest and most effective care that there is. Caregivers do not have their attention divided between many different individuals at the same time–this type of care tends to be provided solely on a one on one basis, although there can sometimes be exceptions. However, because of the one on one basis that in-home care can easily facilitate, caregivers have some big advantages going for them. They are not just able to give one person the vast majority of their attention, they can get to know that person on a more intimate level. They get to know their wants and needs. They get to know their personality. They get to know how they like their meals served and even what time their favorite shows are on. This helps to form a much closer relationship between caregiver and client than what you will find in any sort of institutional setting. In-home care is more than just a service–it’s a friendship.
This is one of the secret advantages of in-home care. You would do a lot for a friend, wouldn’t you? You would go above and beyond to help them if needed. Because of the close knit nature of the caregiver-client relationship, this is a natural occurrence much of the time.
With that said, there can be issues with safety if the person applying in-home care does not have the proper training for the types of needs that will be encountered. For example, if your caregiver doesn’t recognize the early warning signs of a stroke or a heart attack, the necessary treatment could be delayed, resulting in major health complications–or worse–for your loved one. In-home care can be dangerous if the person working with your family isn’t professionally trained. This doesn’t need to equal being a professional caregiver, but training is essential if you are going to get the most out of care.
Do you have questions about what we do here at Paradise In-Home Care? Would you like to learn more about the safety measures that we implement and the training that we provide to help ensure that your loved ones are safe while we work with them? We’d love to let you know what’s going on and how these things apply to your unique situation. Give us a call to set up a free consultation and we can go over any questions or concerns you might have when it comes to senior care. Our goal is to help your family live a better life–all while keeping the people you love safe.