There are several options for Maine long term care. Assisted living facilities and nursing homes are certainly options where you can be sure your loved one will have someone to watch out for them. When the time comes to make a decision about when your aging parent will receive long term care, those options will be on the table. It is not uncommon to feel that a facility would be a better place than at home. Less pressure and obligation is placed on the family members. You already know that the necessary health care resources are there. The easier route is not always the best though, and you may find after some research that home care really is the better option.
There are many reasons that home care is a wonderful option for patients. Let’s focus today on the ability to remain around loved ones and in the comfort of a familiar place. It is no surprise that the majority of people would rather stay at home than go live somewhere they have never been. Being in a familiar setting helps the patient to feel at ease, limiting the stress of the situation. It also makes it easier for them to navigate the space since they know the ins and outs. Even if they have moved to a relative’s home, chances are they have been there before and are at least surrounded by loved ones instead of strangers.
Being the primary caregiver of an elderly loved one can definitely feel like a tremendous job. It is a full-time position without many breaks. The benefits are enormous though. Just think of the joy and high quality of life you are providing for that person. No nursing home can provide that same level of love that you can. You might also like to think of it as extra time you are getting with that person. You will definitely appreciate it in future years.
MAS Home Care can help with your Maine long term care needs. You do not have to do it all alone. Professionals are out there with expert knowledge to share with you in your home. Give us a call today in your search for long term care.
MAS Home Care provides in-home care services in Maine, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.