The Benefits of Aging in Place
Think about how comfortable you feel in your own home and how difficult it would be to leave to receive medical assistance. According to an article in USA Today, 90 percent of older adults feel the same way. They prefer to remain in their own home as they age rather than enter an assisted living facility, nursing home or another type of long-term care facility.
However, you may see things differently as the adult child of aging parents. You can’t tend to all their needs yourself, and you worry about their safety, including them forgetting to take their medication, showering safely, and their management of chronic health issues or diseases. Arranging for home health care through Miracle Health Care is a compromise that you and your parents can feel good about, and that will give you valuable peace of mind.
Consider the Unique Needs of Your Parents When Transitioning to Home Healthcare
A quality home healthcare service recognizes that no two seniors have the same medical and support needs. This is something that we consider carefully when evaluating a patient to receive help from the home health care professionals at Miracle Health Care. Under your doctor's orders and with your assistance, we evaluate the needs of the patient to determine which services would benefit them the most. Home healthcare covers a wide range of services including:
- Skilled nursing (IV infusions to medication setup)
- Therapies (physical, occupational, and speech)
- Aide services
- Safely showering
- Transferring in and out of bed
Assistance with bathing, dressing and other grooming tasks
Benefits of Home Healthcare
While staying at home is likely your parents’ preference, it’s important to consider the cost savings as well. The typical monthly bill for an assisted living facility exceeds $6,500, according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services. This can be impossible for seniors on a fixed income to meet without draining their life savings. At Miracle Health Care, we work with several different insurance companies and payer sources which generally means no payment by the patient is required.
Increased safety is perhaps the greatest benefit from a loved one's perspective while retaining independence is often the most important factor for seniors. Both loved ones and patients benefit by knowing that our dedicated home health professionals are there providing care. For seniors themselves, remaining at home allows them to remain safe and comfortable in the place they know best.
Serving Seniors and Their Families in Central Ohio
We realize life is stressful when you’re worried about your parents and they seem to be resisting the help they need. Please contact us today at Miracle Health Care to learn more about making the transition to home healthcare.