Given the option, the majority of seniors would like to stay home to receive the care needed to meet their medical needs. The main reason stems from a desire to maintain their independence; and rightfully so. An added benefit to choosing home care is that person-centered care promotes healing and overall well being.
Although doctors and staff in any health care or assisted living facility are there for the purpose of doing the best they can to help their patients, it can be difficult with a large number of them needing attention simultaneously. Clients tend to become numbers rather than people, even if it is unintentional.
When patients have one-on-one quality time with a person tending to their health it can mean a world of difference. In fact, just having empathy can equate to better health. The care experience becomes one that is more pleasant, causes less stress, and builds stronger relationships with caregivers. Having better relationships with clients allow the caregiver to help them reach their goals because clients are more likely to listen to people they like and trust.
MAS is providing home care in Maine households, as well as across New England. MAS Home Care staff members are caring individuals who have the compassion needed to make the home health care experience a positive one. From nutritional needs, to household chores, to being a friendly face to spend time with, they are there to provide services as well as a dose of compassion.
It is easy for seniors and individuals who are home bound to fall into feelings of loneliness and helplessness. Empathetic caregivers can help rid these negative emotions. Home care is meant to help maintain as much dignity and independence as possible for a patient. Caregivers will assist clients in being able to do what they can for themselves and at the same time become someone they look forward to seeing on a regular basis.
If you or someone you know is in need of home care services in Maine, contact us at one of our locations.