Houston Senior Care Providers—What Makes In-home Care the Best Option?

At some point, people over the age of 65 will need someone who can take care of them in their times of need. Illness, physical disability, or just simply old age may make it impossible to perform what has been termed activities of daily living (ADL), activities their healthy, younger selves took for granted.

These include bathing, dressing, eating, using the bathroom, and so on. Seniors have the choice to move to a retirement or nursing home where assistance is provided, but doing so may not be financially feasible for most. A US News article explains why this is so:

“Most retirees have very modest incomes. The median income for people age 65 and older was $27,707 for males and $15,362 for females in 2011. The typical household headed by someone age 65 or older had a median income of $48,538. The median income increased by 2 percent between 2010 and 2011 after adjusting for inflation. Almost 3.6 million elderly people (8.7 percent) lived below the poverty level in 2011.”

Price is a great determining factor in choosing the right type of senior care. In general, retirement and nursing home expenses are far above what most seniors can afford, and Medicare can only cover so much. For this reason, seniors who can’t afford nursing home costs should consider hiring a provider of in-home senior care in Houston, such as Comfort Keepers.

Houston Senior Care Providers—What Makes In-home Care the Best Option?

Fortunately, in-home care offers more than just affordability. For one thing, seniors get to retain a certain amount of independence. This is especially helpful for elders that don’t need full-time assistance. For these seniors, a certain degree of independence can be extremely beneficial to quality of life as well as overall well-being.

Even those who need constant care may find in-home care more advantageous than a nursing home. Seniors with a condition will receive more personalized care from an in-home service provider than the staff of a nursing home who attend to many different people with different levels of needs.

A home offers a sense of familiarity that stands in stark contrast to the unknown environment of a nursing home. Trusted Houston senior care service providers like Comfort Keepers can help your loved one enjoy the full freedom and satisfaction of living in familiar surroundings.

(Source: The Baby Boomer Retirement Crunch Begins, US News, May 13, 2013)

About D. Flenaugh

Demetrius Flenaugh is a 20 year U.S. Army Veteran and is experienced and highly qualified in addressing the home health care needs and concerns of seniors. His passion for helping others led him to volunteer with various organizations throughout his military career.
After spending the better part of the last 20 years moving from one assignment to another, he decided that moving to Sugar Land, TX provided an excellent opportunity to grow his family and serve his community. His dedication to providing quality, in-home care enables him to have a direct impact on enhancing the quality of life of seniors and other adults who need assistance with the activities of daily living.
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