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The Advantages of In Home Care for the Elderly

Updated on March 26, 2011

Getting old is part of the natural order of things here on Earth. Many people don’t want to get old because of the limitations they will have – physically, emotionally and mentally. Some are afraid of being sent to institutional facilities that are away from their home and families. Losing your physical strength and capabilities is frustrating because it means dependence on your loved ones part. Nobody wants to rely on someone and be a pain in the butt.  So, how do many people resolve issues like this within the family? How do they keep the bond and stay together without having to worry about their elderly parents and loved ones. Well, in case you don’t know, In Home Care has been a great solution to your worries on your aging parents and family members.

When people have gone passed their young age, they become more sensitive and insecure. Aside from their diminishing health state, their self-esteem goes down and down especially when they feel abandoned and not being cared of. This thought may even lead to health problems which can greatly affect their day to day living. Yes, someone must assist and take care of them now that they have reached this point of their lives. But do you have to do it yourself? Of course, if you have the luxury of time, why not? But, what if you have some other important responsibilities, would you rather send them to a place they’ve never been used to or would you prefer to have someone to help you? Deciding on the welfare of your loved ones is hard to do. To help you decide, below is a list of advantages that you may consider:

1. Convenience

Living in the comfort of your home is priceless, as the saying goes, “there’s no place like home.” Staying in a familiar environment makes our elders happy and comfortable despite their limited mobility. With a well-trained care giver to assist, you will have no worries of how they’re doing each day.

2. Privacy

Your loved ones’ privacy is very important. Nobody wants to be restricted or limited from seeing or talking to someone they want. Although a caregiver would be an additional persona in your home, his or her actions and involvement can be limited in accordance  your loved ones’ needs or your instructions.

3. Standard of Living

Let your loved ones enjoy the things that they use to do for this will bring smile on their faces and improve their health.  Your care giver will always be there to assist and make things easier for them.

4. Security

With a care giver at home, you will be able to closely monitor your loved ones. In addition, you have all the information you need to know about your care giver thus you can be assured that he/ she has the skills to do his/ her job properly.

These are just a few of the advantages that in Home care can do to you and your loved ones. To learn more about In Home Care agencies serving you and your loved ones, visit


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      Helen Murphy Howell 7 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Hi and welcome to Hub Pages.

      This was a really interesting hub. Having worked as a nurse for 25 years, mainly in the field of Elderly Care, the home care service is a godsend for many elderly people who would otherwise end up in a facility where they don't want to be. I have seen so many of the elderly people that I looked after being cared for at home and the difference to their health and outlook is awesome. Great hub.