“Stay, stay at home, my heart and rest: Home-keeping hearts are happiest.i” And that is the resounding sentiment that 90% of senior Americans express when asked where they want to grow old. Seniors want to stay put in their home. “Home, in one form or another, is the great object of life.ii”
In 2011 The Joint Commissioni published a position statement regarding the state of the home health care industry. A presupposition of the study is that home is the preferred setting for providing care because the senior is most comfortable there. Additionally, the senior has a sense of being in control and maintaining their dignity. The study showed that senior home care can reduce medication errors, falls andhospitalizations, thereby affirming that “there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home.ii”
Many seniors have an overwhelming desire to age in place and have purposed in their hearts to do so. As the study above suggests, the comforts of home, the independence and control of living at home, and the dignity surrounding home positively impact the wellbeing of the senior. What greater benefit than to be able to age well at home while nourishing one of man’s most profound and deepest needs. “There is nothing liking staying at home for real comfort.i”
Senior home care provides not only comfort and safety to the senior but also peace of mind to family and friends. Family and friends no longer have to fear for the wellbeing of their loved one, nor do they labor under the guilt of not being able to provide the on-demand care that is needed. Senior home care is a gift to the family.
Senior home care is one-on-one care, old school, and an individual plan developed for your loved one. The senior is no longer just a number, a disjointed voice on the phone calling the doctor’s office to talk to the nurse for some advice, but a unique person with a name and a unique set of health challenges that can be addressed through qualified home care and a trained team of caregivers. Caregivers dedicated to providing one-on-one compassionate senior home care, who you and your family know, and know you by name.
“Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road/Healthy, free, the world before me/The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.i” You get the freedom to live your own unique way at home with senior home care. Friends and family dropping in for a visit, hitting the open road with the caregiver at the helm, preserving the natural daily rituals and routines developed throughout the years. Freedom to live and age well uniquely.
To learn more about senior home care and the many benefits, don’t delay; call Partners Assisted Living Services at 505.325.9600 today.
i Payne, John Howard. “Maid of Milan.” Wikipedia. n.d. Web. 15 November 2016.
ii Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. “Song.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow A Maine Historical Website. n.d. Web. 15 November 2016.
iii Holland, J. G. Edge-tools of speech. n.d. Web. 15 November 2016.
iv The Joint Commission. Jointcommission.org. n.d. Web. 15 November 2016.
v Baum, Frank L.. “The Wizard of Oz.” Wikipedia. n.d. Web. 15 November 2016.
vi Austen, Jane. BrainyQuote.com. n.d. Web. 15 November 2016.
vii Whitman, Walt. “Song of the Open Road.” Poetry Foundation.com. n.d. Web. 15 November 2016.