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Why Hire a Home Health Aide?

One of the most difficult health related decisions that many older people have to make is whether to hire a home health aide or move into an assisted living facility. Whether it’s your elderly parents or you who are trying to make that decision, these benefits of hiring help in the home should be considered:

Companionship

As we get older, our kids have probably moved on and have lives of their own, and many of our friends may have died. That much-needed companionship can be enjoyed when you hire a home health aide. Having someone else to interact with on a regular basis can be enjoyable and therapeutic, and much better for you than spending time alone moping.

The Best Care

Scrapes and falls are all too common as we get older, and even climbing the stairs each night can be a challenge. The best in medical care and assistance is guaranteed if you use the services of a home health aide, whether it’s coping with a minor fall in the home or a trip to the local hospital for something more serious.

Running Errands

Preparing meals, running to the grocery store, and washing your clothes can all be challenging for elderly people, and an aide in your home can help with these tasks and much more. Some aides will take you grocery shopping, while most will help you to bathe and provide physical therapy as and when needed.

Maintaining Independence

Your home health aide will only visit your home when you need or request it, which is a big difference from the ‘round the clock monitoring in an assisted living facility. The best medical care is provided, but at the same time, you still retain some level of independence, which is important to many of us.

ABC Training Center is one of the most respected names in home health, and it’s worth taking the time to choose the right provider.

17 Responses so far.

  1. Patricia says:

    Hiring a home health aide can bring a ton of benefits to the elderly, no doubt about it. Companionship I think is the best benefit out of it because it makes them think that they are not alone.

  2. Denise says:

    Yes, having your son and daughters at the dawn of your life sounds great. But if they don’t know how to take good care of you, that’s a big problem. Hiring a home health aide solves that. You will be taken care of by a professional and these guys can be good companions too. Your children can also enjoy their lives without worrying about you. Just sayin’.

  3. Mary Robinson says:

    If you can’t take care of them, request help. It’s a good move because first of all, they’ll receive top-notch care. Next, you’ll save a lot of time. And lastly, they’ll have a companion when you’re busy with your work, or something. There are more pros than cons in my opinion.

  4. James Wendling says:

    The best reason for why we should hire a Home Health Aide, is that they’re focused on their duties, which is to care for the elderly and sick patients. They can provide their patients’ needs which, in many cases, is somthing their families aren’t able to do. Definitely worth it, in my opinion.

  5. Sharon Graff says:

    Thank you for this. I’m having second thoughts to hire a home aide for my grandpa because I’m the only one that takes care of him and I’m quite busy with my work. I think it’s worth the price if they will really take good care of him, I’m pretty sure they will.

  6. Jose Woodard says:

    In my opinion, there are many advantages when you decide to hire a nursing aide to take care of your elderly family member. You can free up your time while you’re guaranteed that your family member is receiving topnotch care. Time is more important than money. So, I think it’s really worth it.

  7. Rose Sherrard says:

    Hiring one can really help a lot. You can rest assured that your elderly family member is being taken care of by a professional. A little costly, but think about the time that it will free up when you hire one. From my personal experience, I think that there are more advantages than disadvantages when you hire a home health aide.

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