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Top 5 Reasons to Use Home Care

Home Care Stamford - Gentle Heart Home CareGentle Heart Home Care prides itself on providing all the home care services needed to help you maintain independence while still benefiting from the support of a caregiver. Here are five reasons we advocate for home care:

1. Personal Independence.

Aging shouldn’t mean you have to lose your independence. With home care you’re able to age gracefully in the comfort of your own home and live life on your terms. Enjoy meals and activities on your schedule, not one set by a facility. Relax in familiar surroundings with all your belongings close by. Remain occupied doing the things you love during your down time. The choice is yours!

2. Easier to Visit With Family & Friends.

Healthcare institutions, such as assisted living facilities and nursing homes often house many residents and employ several staff members as well. Having many residents and staff members in a facility makes it rather difficult for friends and family to visit in a private setting. Home care allows you to enjoy the company of your loved ones whenever you would like, within the comfort and privacy of your own home. This takes the stress and time pressure out of visits, enabling you to focus on what is important, spending quality time with family and friends.

3. Personal Preference.

When given the choice, most people prefer to age in the comfort of their own home instead of in an institution. Aging can bring with it a reduction in your ability to care for yourself or conduct the activities you’re used to, making assistance necessary. This change can be difficult, especially for someone who is used to being self-sufficient. Receiving care at home enables you to maintain your independence and obtain the assistance you need in a private, dignified manner.

4. Care Ratios.

Get one-on-one, individualized care and attention from a trained caregiver whose sole focus is you. In many long-term care facilities, there are hundreds of other residents who require care, placing demands on the time and focus of the caregivers. With in-home care, you are the only priority. Individualized attention is ideal considering the many services provided by home care agencies. Home care caregivers provide a variety of personalized services including care and companionship, meal planning, food prep, grocery shopping, reminder services, light housekeeping, bathing and grooming, and errand services.

5. Affordability.

If the first 4 reasons aren’t enough, home care is a more affordable option than assisted living. According to the 2016 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of home care in Connecticut is $3813 per month, compared to $4950 per month for an assisted living facility. That adds up to $13,640 in annual savings, plus all the advantages of one-on-one, individualized care for you or your loved one.

About Gentle Heart Home Care, LLC Services

Gentle Heart Home Care, LLC is a non-medical service business providing home care for clients of all ages. We assist in services that relate to activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming, meals, housekeeping, errands, medication reminders and companionship. Located in Stamford, CT we are dedicated to serving Fairfield County and providing the best care possible.

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