Life expectancy has increased, and many prefer to spend as much time as possible at home. They don’t want to go to an assisted living facility or a nursing home unless it’s absolutely necessary. And they’re determined to live independently as long as they’re mentally and physically capable.

Aging in place has a lot of advantages for both seniors and their families. Hiring caretakers for elderly can give seniors the assistance they need to age in place more comfortably and safely, allowing them to stay in their own homes for longer. Here are some of the advantages of staying in your home as you get older:

Familiar surroundings

Your loved one is well-versed in the ins and outs of their home. They have a good understanding of where everything is and how it functions. It’s set up exactly how they want it and includes everything they require. Their house is also filled with memories. It is a safe and comfortable environment for them, so removing them from it and placing them in residential care or a nursing home can be unsettling. They’re moving from their comfortable home to an unfamiliar new environment where they’ll likely have a space of their own.

A Sense of Freedom

Seniors can maintain their independence in the comfort of their own homes. Even if they have personal care assistant visiting to assist them, it is still their personal space. They are free to do whatever they want, whenever they want. They have all of their personal belongings, and they are in charge of upkeep and decision-making. This sense of responsibility and control may also assist them in remaining mentally alert.

Cost-effective in-homecare

Assisted living and nursing home care for seniors can be expensive. It may be more cost-effective to age in place if it is safe to do so and work with an in-home care provider like Heaven Sent Home Care. Your loved one can schedule assistance for set hours, ensuring that they receive the assistance they require while avoiding paying for services they do not require. They also get one-on-one attention and assistance from the caregiver.

To learn more about Heaven Sent Home Care’s aging care services and how we can support your loved one in aging in place, please call 603-459-8358.

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