Has the time come when your loved ones require assistance in their daily routine? Do not fret, we’re here to help. As the world of senior care continues to evolve and be more complex, we understand that it can get overwhelming and confusing to find the most suitable senior living option for your loved ones. Every older adult is different, and their needs and expectations differ from each other. No two persons are the same. However, for loved ones who require a little more help, assisted living and home care are the most go-to options. The thing is, what are the differences? We’re here to address that.
Financial is no doubt a significant factor to consider when it comes to senior care, so here are the differences between the two. On the surface, an assisted living community may seem like a more costly option, but assisted living typically includes accommodation, care, meals, and transportation all in one monthly fee. Compared to home care, your loved ones no longer have to worry about these expenses, which can add up quickly by the end of the month. What’s more, if your loved ones are in need of care almost 24/7, assisted living is no doubt the best and most cost-effective option to go with.
Most residents in assisted living communities live in apartments, which are fully furnished and decorated. Therefore, your loved ones will feel immediately welcomed upon moving in. Home care, on the other hand, is exactly what its name suggests. Your loved ones will continue to stay at their home and be cared for by a caregiver, who comes and goes depending on the shifts. Home care may be a more popular option as most loved ones will no doubt feel more comfortable in a familiar living space. However, we only recommend home care for older adults who don’t require 24/7 assistance and a high level of care.
If your loved ones have many errands to run or appointments to attend, a reliable and efficient transportation service is a must. For home care, caregivers may drive your loved ones to their intended location, though this varies and is not guaranteed. However, an assisted living community such as Discovery Commons At Wildewood provides complimentary transportation services. Your loved ones will be in safe hands with our professional chauffeurs as they get around easily. Whether it’s a doctor’s appointment or a simple walk in the park, our transportation service can see to these requests. All your loved ones need to do is inform our concierge staff, who operates 24/7, two days in advance before the scheduled date.
For loved ones who enjoy an active social life and meet new people, they will undoubtedly fare better in an assisted living community. In assisted living, residents are spoiled with a myriad of activities and events daily, ranging from fitness and wellness classes to arts and entertainment programs. Honestly, your loved ones will be kept busy and engaged throughout their stay here. Since home care takes place in the loved ones’ home, there aren’t many activities that can be hosted.