Why Choose Homecare?

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There are many choices you have to make when you or someone you care about needs attentive care. But to make the best decision to suit your needs, it is important that you know what each option offers.

The first instinct is to handle the problem yourself. But this is often not practical or possible. So what can you do to ensure you or your loved ones receive the care and support they require?

Traditional wisdom dictates that your loved one should go to a nursing facility to solve this problem. However, more people are choosing to have in-home care. People realise home care is more beneficial than placing elderly parents or relatives with care needs in a nursing facility — and Connected Health takes home care to a whole new level.

Connected Health’s caregivers will provide the personalised attention your loved ones needs to live as independently as possible. Your loved one’s needs will always be the focus of the caregiver. This is often not the case in nursing homes where the clients outnumber the caregivers. They may need to wait for their turn to be given the care and attention they need.

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Our clients will feel more comfortable and independent staying in their own homes rather than in a nursing home. No matter how lovely the nursing home may be, it doesn’t feel right compared to the house in which they’ve lived and thrived for many years. You can’t beat the familiarity of your favourite couch or the view from your favourite spot in the house. Relocating can also be stressful. In-home care allows our clients to retain their familiar comforts.

Studies have shown that seniors who remain at home live longer than those who move into nursing homes. Aside from being physically and mentally stronger, older people who live at home are also healthier and have a longer life expectancy.

The healing process is also promoted by home healthcare. From our experience, patients recover and heal more quickly and comfortably at home than in a hospital or nursing home. In addition, patients are less likely to need the hospital’s services in the future if they recover at home.

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Home carers can tailor their attention and services to the client’s needs. They can also tailor their services to specific needs, such as those with Alzheimer’s or dementia. This contrasts with the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach most caregivers use in nursing homes. Home care is also a more cost effective solution. Even though you may request as little as 8 hours of assistance per day, it might turn out that nursing home care is more costly than home care. This is because nursing homes can offer elderly care and live-in services 24/7 – which may not be required to suit your loved one’s care needs. It could also mean you are paying for equipment and services your loved ones do not use.

Our clients can have the independence and freedom they desire with a caregiver at home. They can make the rules of engagement and go out to socialise with friends at their leisure. This may not be possible in nursing homes. There are many restrictions in nursing homes. For example, you may be restricted from visiting your loved ones at certain times. When being cared for in the comfortable surroundings of their own home, clients can have visitors when they wish. They can also be driven by caregivers to the shops, social outings, their friends’ homes, or other locations or events.

Home carers can tailor their attention and services to the client’s needs

Elderly clients will also love eating the at-home meals they enjoy, prepared the way they want. Most nursing homes might prepare meals for large groups of people at the same time. As a result, the food or meal times may not be to your loved one’s liking. As a homecare client, it is possible to ensure full satisfaction with the quality of their food, the preparation, and meal times.

Home care can also offer the opportunity for clients to keep their beloved pets close. Most nursing or care homes do not allow patients to bring their pets with them.

Although it might seem insignificant to others, pets provide companionship and comfort that can significantly impact wellbeing. Pets are an integral part of many people’s lives. Having them around can make a huge difference, especially for those who have lost loved ones.

Connected Health is Ireland’s leading homecare provider. To find out more about how we build homecare packages around your loved one’s needs and desires, please get in touch.

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