Advanced technology and modern medical equipment have made senior care at home much more feasible. Remaining at home, however, is not always the best option for everyone. A variety of factors must be considered, including time, ability, current financial situation and support network.
Busy Buddies, senior move managers, explains the differences between home care and assisted living.
Assisted living involves a care facility that aids seniors with daily tasks. Unlike a nursing home, it does not provide daily medical help. Residents either live in their own rooms or share a room with another senior. The loved one of a resident becomes part of the community. They can even take part in activities and social circles and develop a routine.
These facilities often provide transportation along with some medical services, and help residents stay mobile, active and safe. The most important advantages of assisted living include 24-hour support and supervision. They provide safety, nutritious meals, fitness programs, around the clock housekeepinga nd laundry services. Busy Buddies can assist your elderly loved ones through our senior moving services.
Most people prefer to age in place and receive professional care in the comfort of their own home. Some do not want to be around strangers, or they may just enjoy having their own space. The solution for situations like these is home care. An in-home care client receives help with daily tasks in the home they’re familiar with. They continue to stay in their family home in an environment that allows them to maintain independence and control over their routine.
You and your loved one should do research on what method of care would be best for your family and your aging loved one. We will perform a free assessment of your situation to help you decide.
Busy Buddies provides all kinds of transitioning services, including downsizing help for seniors. Call us at (703) 828-1833 to discuss your plans. We serve families in Fairfax, VA, as well as other neighboring areas in Virginia.