Deciding whether home care services or a nursing home is the best choice for your loved one and family is a personal choice that takes a lot of consideration. Of course you want to take the individual’s desires into account, but if they are unable to make this important decision themselves, the weight could fall on your shoulders.
The second biggest factor, after personal preference, is usually cost. There are numerous nursing homes and home care agencies MA residents have to select from that fall along a wide scale of costs. Typically, home care services are more affordable than a nursing facility since the fees do not include the cost of food and boarding and are charged by the hour. Actually, over the years the cost of home care has been shown to remain more stable than rising nursing home fees.
A third important element of which is best for your loved one depends on the level of care they need. Not all people who require assistance need 24/7 care. While some require medical care on a daily basis, others may only need a little help with housekeeping, meal prep, or running errands to continue to live at home successfully. If a person still has the majority of their independence, there is no need to move into a nursing home. MAS Home Care provides personal care, safety supervision, companionship, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, and other services to supplement the areas that a person cannot handle alone. We also offer respite care for caregivers. If skilled medical attention is needed every day at all hours, it may be a better choice to move into a nursing facility.
Generally speaking, the quality of care between nursing homes and home care options are comparable. Like anything, there are those that meet the highest standards, those that you would not want to entrust the care of your loved one with, and everything in between. To obtain excellent care, research, consultations, and tours will go a long way in pin-pointing the best options. It is however frequently noted that the quality of life is generally better for clients who can stay at home surrounded by family and friends on a regular basis.
Contact MAS Home Care of MA to learn more about the services that offered by home care agencies. Call 508-459-2424 today!