We have provided you with a short list of benefits as to why we think it is better to stay at home, instead of moving into a care home/facility.
By staying at home instead, you can have the same social life you have always had. There are no visiting times within your own home so family and friends can come and go as they please. If you feel like preparing a dinner then you can do so in your own kitchen and invite guests over. There is no reason to lose sight of your social circle.
If you are choosing to live in your own home then there will be no need to sell it and go through the lengthy and sometimes difficult sales period. This can be very troublesome for the elder and family due to the economic situation in your country and concerns over fluctuating market values.Why sell a home to only then move into a different one?
If you choose to stay at home instead then you will have more freedom. Care homes, due to the amount of people they have to look after, are very regimented and timings play an important part of the daily routine. At home you can eat when you want, get up when you want – in fact your life is your own.
Many people can not handle such a drastic change in circumstances, such as moving into a care home, so late in life. The change in the sights, sounds and smells, all the new faces, rules and regulations, etc, can all be overwhelming to the strongest person.
Better Health Care
It is an obvious fact that if you choose to stay at home instead and receive individual care then you will be under a better umbrella of care, on a one-to-one basis, than if you were at a care home mixed in with a group of people, all with different ailments and needs, etc. A caregiver is your own private medical team who knows you and your conditions, your likes and dislikes, someone who becomes a friend.