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Top 5 Reasons To Age At Home

Top 5 Reasons To Age At Home

top5reasonstoageathomeChoosing a care provider for your loved one is an important decision. As you consider your options, here are a few reasons why we believe in-home care is a great one.

It promotes healing: Research shows that returning to your own home after a hospital stay decreases or even eliminates your risk of infection. By aging at home, you can surround yourself with young, healthy friends and family, rather than sickness.

It helps the mind, body and spirit: By offering a more holistic environment for healing, staying in your home provides you with an environment that can enrich not just your body, but your mind and your spirit as well.

Personalized care: Home care enables you to handpick a caregiver who has a certain skill, personality or specialty that is a perfect match for your specific needs.

Address changing needs: As we age, so do our needs. In-home care positions you and your family for tremendous freedom. Rather than needing to move to another home or another section of the home your loved one is in, you can simply change caregivers or make small changes to your current caregiver’s schedule.

Only pay for the care you need: For most families, caregiving can be a stretch for their budget. When you choose to use in-home care, you have the ability to pay only for the care you and your family deem essential, rather than for services that are superfluous to your needs.

Carol Pardue-Spears

Carol has worked in the healthcare field for more than forty years. As a Certified Nursing Assistant, she worked for El Camino Hospital in the cardiac unit, Los Gatos Community Hospital, The Women’s Cancer Center in Los Gatos and several home health and hospice agencies. Carol founded Family Matters in 2002 to fill a deficit she witnessed in high-quality, in-home services and care.

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