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In-Home Care – A Different Alternative To Nursing Homes

In-Home Care – A Different Alternative To Nursing Homes

If you have an elderly loved one, wouldn’t you want to provide them with the best care possible? Often, it takes the gentle touch of someone familiar so they can remain healthy both physically and mentally. But, for many people, caring for the elderly can become overwhelming; often because they need to find time out of their day to tend to their loved one’s needs. Most people nowadays choose to outsource the dilemma, and send their elderly parents to a nursing home or assisted living facility. However, your senior loved one can greatly benefit from in-home care. Here are some of the top reasons to consider working with a home care agency and keep your loved one in the comforts of their own home.

Individualized Care

In-home care entails hiring a caregiver who will tend to your loved one’s need right in their own home. This means you can rest easy or resume your normal routine knowing a trustworthy and experienced care provider is giving your parent the attention they need while you’re going on with your daily life. Often times, the number elderly patients heavily outnumbers the amount of caregivers in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. It’s a turn-based system that might not work for your elderly loved one, especially since some emergencies require immediate assistance. This is quite true if your loved one has a serious medical condition, such as Alzheimer’s or dementia, that needs a specialized care plan. When looking for a caregiver in Carlsbad, it would be in your best interest to look verify that the providers are experienced in working with patients suffering from these illnesses. By opting for in-home care, you’re ensuring that your parent is getting the care he or she deserves.

Comfort

A nursing home or assisted living facility can seem like unfamiliar territory for an elderly person. They’re not familiar with the area and often have no one to help them navigate this new setting. These kinds of homes sometimes try to decorate their spaces to feel homier, but it doesn’t compare to the innate comfort of a person’s own home. The elderly, especially those suffering from mental issues, often need their familiar surroundings to remain healthy. They will always look for their favorite spot on the couch, or where to find certain items they need. That is why in-home care can be better for their mental health; because you’re not taking them away from familiar surroundings.

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Independence

It’s important for your loved one to have the care they need, while also supporting their independence at the same time. Nursing homes might stick to set schedules for social and recreational activities, but in-home care allows seniors to dictate when and where they choose to engage in social outings. They can visit friends and family whenever it’s most convenient to them, without being tied down by restrictions and rules set forth by some nursing homes. While they may need help with tasks like driving, shopping, or personal hygiene, they will still feel the freedom they sometimes deserve and crave.

Costs

Naturally, there’s always an upfront cost required for nursing homes and assisted living facilities. These can average around or even over $200 daily for nursing homes, which can add up to about $80,000 a year. In-home caregivers charge an hourly rate, which saves you money if you only need an 8 hour-a-day schedule for care. Nursing homes have rates for renting rooms, plus special equipment that can be unnecessary. By investing in in-home care, you’re saving on the costs associated with services or equipment your elderly loved one will not need.

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As seniors age, they need to find a way to maintain a high quality of life so they can enjoy their remaining years. Before you just drop your loved one into unfamiliar terrain, consider the services of an expert, in-home provider. They will receive the personalized, one-on-one care they need, while also having freedom to do what they want. When you choose in-home care in Carlsbad, you will have the added peace of mind knowing they’re being helped by experienced and trustworthy professionals while you’re away. You will also see them happier and more prosperous in their golden years.

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Reviewer: Patricia
Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
Reviewer: Liliana D
Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
Reviewer: Tatyana
Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Highly recommend!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great, award-winning company!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great company! Highly recommend.
Reviewer: CAROL
CAROL 2020-08-01 via Google
I LOVE BEING ON CALL THRU THE WEEK MAKE MORE MONEY, WORK WHEN YOU WANT. LOVE LOVE LOVE 24 HR AND ALL THE STAFFERS THERE THE BEST.
Reviewer: Laura
Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
Reviewer: Raul
Raul 2020-05-28 via Google
Great place to work for!

The Most Trusted Caregivers

The success of our clients and company is entirely dependent on the quality of our caregivers. We make certain to find and provide our senior clients with the industry's best caretakers so that they have a positive in-home care experience. We submit all of our caregivers through nationwide background checks, assessment tests, and verify multiple references. All of our caregivers are required to be compassionate, reliable, experienced, and above all else, TRUSTWORTHY. We understand that you are entrusting your loved one's home and well-being with our company, and we take that very seriously.

24 Hour Home Care® is committed to improving the lives of our senior clients. By assisting seniors with their daily living activities, we are able to keep them at home where they are comfortable and allow them to thrive during this chapter of their lives. Not only do we strive to exceed customer satisfaction, but we strive to exceed employee satisfaction. We want all of our caregivers to be proud and happy to work for 24 Hour Home Care® so that they will provide the best senior home care possible!

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