Did you know that in-home care may actually reduce the number of medical visits by seniors? Home Instead, Inc. recently posted an article that lists three big reasons why in-home care is beneficial to seniors. The article can be found on their website for caregivers, www.caregiverstress.com.
Aging is often accompanied by various physical and cognitive issues, but research points to a reduction in doctor visits for seniors who utilize in-home care. Why? Caregiverstress.com provides the following answers:
- One-on-one caregiving means closer monitoring and better compliance.
- Incidental transportation makes necessary doctor visits more efficient, meaning that professional caregivers can drive seniors to their appointments when needed rather than waiting for health issues to escalate.
- Tracking symptoms can head off health problems.
Read the full article for more details about each of the reasons listed above: http://www.caregiverstress.com/geriatric-professional-resources/senior-care-research/3-ways-in-home-care-can-reduce-senior-medical-visits/
To find out more about the different home care options available view our blog entry about the topic: http://newyorkelderlawblog.com/2010/05/24/receiving-care-at-home/