Maine home care is a wonderful resource for individuals and families who deal with chronic illness or disability on a daily basis. Seniors with Alzheimer’s disease make up a large majority of the home care client population, but in Maine, MAS Home Care also provides behavioral and mental health services for all ages as well. As you can see, there is a wide range of needs that professional caregivers can be hired to meet.
Do you have someone in your life who you feel could benefit from home care? Perhaps you have a parent who lives alone and needs assistance in order to stay in their home, or maybe you are the primary caregiver, but would like respite care to help you avoid burnout. The following are 4 reasons you may be interested in obtaining Maine home care services:
- Maintaining independence is important to your loved one, but they can’t do it all. Home care allows clients to maintain their dignity and stay as self-sufficient as possible while providing personalized help in the areas they need it. With such an extensive list of services, ranging from companionship to hospice support and everything in between, care plans are customizable to allow clients to continue to live life to the fullest. Some people may need help with transportation if they no longer drive or a require a companion to check in on them, while others need more extensive help with personal care or safety supervision if Alzheimer’s disease is a concern.
- The nursing homes you looked into are too expensive. They can cost upwards of $100,000 a year. Home care has proved to be a much more economical option, often at nearly half the price and with additional benefits. When budgets are tight, and even when they are not, home care can be one of the best care options out there. Clients enjoy living in their own homes, surrounded by the people they care about, while being able to stick to their own schedules.
- You cannot afford to leave your job to provide around-the-clock care for your loved one. While many people would love to devote all their time and energy to a loved one who needs them, it is not always possible. At MAS Home Care we know that it is important for you that your loved one is safe and in the best of hands. If you can’t be there, then you should have someone who can be that is trustworthy and skilled in providing care. Maine home care professionals include registered nurses, personal support specialists, certified nursing assistants, and licensed clinicians. They will develop appropriate care plans and keep you in loop.
- You are the full-time caregiver of a loved one, but it’s taking a toll on your energy and health. Although the person you care for may be your top priority right now, you cannot forget to take care of yourself too. Everyone needs time to relax so they can return to their responsibilities with a fresh perspective. Without a break every now and then, caregivers can become burnt out. Both their mental and physical well-being can be severely impacted, so it is important that you take time for yourself as needed. Even a vacation is not out of the question when you have a home care agency that provides respite care!
MAS Home Care of Maine has several offices throughout the state. You can find us in Bangor, Westbrook, Lewiston, Machias, Rockland, and Wilton. We also have a Belfast branch opening on April 1st! Seniors, chronically ill, and physically disabled individuals who wish to remain in their own home while receiving care from trained and experienced caregivers may call to schedule an in-home assessment. Please view our brochure to learn more about our services and to find the contact information for your area.
MAS Home Care provides in-home care services in Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire!