There comes a point in most people's lives where they are faced with a crucial decision on what to do about the senior care needs of aging family members.
As parents get older, their health concerns generally increase, and eventually, they are unable to care for themselves. When this happens, children need to decide whether they want to send them to a nursing home or choose an in-home care option.
If you ask most seniors, they will tell you that it is their preference to remain in their homes as long as possible. This is not surprising. Home is what's familiar to them. It's where they are most comfortable.
Furthermore, the thought of moving to a large institution like a nursing home can be scary. Most people have heard the horror stories of the poor quality of elder care provided in these institutions. And while some of what they've heard may be exaggerated, it is generally true that the senior care provided in nursing homes can be below par.
Since the happiness and comfort of our aging relatives is of the utmost importance, most people will want to find a way to keep them at home. Given this is their preference, it then becomes a choice between one of the family members providing the eldercare or hiring an in-home care/assisted living agency. When making this decision, there are 3 reasons to consider going with the in-home care/assisted living agency.