2020 has taught us a lot, and it is only the middle of May as we are writing this. We have learned to adapt to a new way of living. Certain amenities and luxuries are no longer a part of our daily lives. And for years to come we will remain cautious of the decisions and actions we take. Places such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities we use to think were a safe place for our loved ones. After being in quarantine for the last two months, most people have realized they would rather live in the comfort of their own home rather than in a nursing facility. Juniper Homecare has developed a plan to care for seniors in their homes during the pandemic. Here are five reasons caring for a loved one at home is even more important now than ever before!
1. Home health care is affordable!
We’ll start with this one because most often this is the biggest concern for those caring for their elderly loved ones. The cost of home care is almost always more affordable than nursing home or assisted living care.
2. seniors prefer to age in place
Our loved ones have been living in the same home most likely for many years. They are surrounded by love and family members on a constant basis. In home care allows seniors to keep their independence while also providing the proper attention. A recent study showed 87% of seniors live a happier and healthier lifestyle while being able to stay in the comfort of their own home.
3. State programs make it easier to provide home care
Juniper is one of the leading home care agencies that provide the Adult Family Living Program. The AFL Program, also known as Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders, allows a family member over the age of 18 to be the primary care provider for a loved one. In return, they are compensated to help assist with the basic costs of living. This is beneficial for multiple reasons. Seniors get to stay home in a comfortable place with family and you are assured the proper care is being provided.
To find out if you are eligible to receive benefits through this program click here
Please call one of our staff members at 860-523-1418 for any questions.