5 Reasons Why More People Are Choosing Home Healthcare

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Posted: 9/19/2013 8:47 PM by Interim HealthCare
The demand for home healthcare is increasing, as more and more people are attracted to its benefits:

1.    Comfort and Familiarities
There truly is no place like home. Clinics and nursing care facilities rarely provide the lighting, décor, comfortable touches, and homey feel that home sweet home does. More often than not, facilities are rather hospital-like, with walls and furniture that are more functional than comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. At home, you are more in control of your own routines, schedule, and environment.

2.    Personal/One-on-One Attention
When a nurse or other professional comes into your home to provide healthcare and other services, you are the only patient they are observing. You will feel more comfortable and attended to. At clinics and facilities, there are many other patients under a nurse’s charge at the same time, and nurses often work to juggle their time to make sure care is given to all patients.

3.    Convenience
Home healthcare comes to you. Check-ups and some procedures can be done in the home, so home healthcare means fewer trips to the doctor’s office. It means less travel and more time to rest or do what you need to do. Increased rest and the resulting decreased stress helps you feel better and heal faster.

4.    Lower Costs
The cost of home healthcare depends on many factors, including where you live, how often and how long you need assistance, and your specific medical situation and needs. However, compared to assisted living and nursing homes, home healthcare is generally the least expensive option.

5.    More Family Involvement
Home healthcare allows the option of your family being more present and involved in your life. Family members can help with some of your needs. They feel more comfortable coming into your home to see you and are not restricted by certain rules (e.g., visiting hours and quiet hours) and routines (e.g., meal times) that are necessary with assisted living and nursing homes.

If you need home healthcare in Mooresville NC or would simply like more information, contact us at Interim HealthCare of the Carolinas. We provide professional care services to meet your unique needs. We’re available 24 hours a day to assist you!

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