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What are the benefits of having Elderly Care

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What are the benefits of having Elderly Care

Home care for elderly parents allows your loved ones to remain in the comfort of their home, surrounded by their friends, family and memories. Having an elderly carer means your loved ones can be assisted in doing what they want to do and when they want to do it, instead of having to adjust to the schedules and routines of a care facility. Loss of independence is a huge worry for seniors when considering hiring help, with home care they are able to keep control over all aspects of their day to day life. Your elderly parents would also receive one on one care, in which their caregiver can focus all their attention and time on them, something that would not be possible in a care home.

Remaining in your home, in the community you love is the primary benefit of home care as their home is comfortable and familiar to them. They are able to sleep in their own bed, use their own bathroom and sit on their own sofa. It is important for someone who is battling Alzheimers or Dementia to remain in a familiar place for as long as possible.

Home care for elderly parents is also cost-effective and flexible. Guardian Carers offer a range of care options such as Full Time or Part Time care as well as either Live In or Live Out care. Live In care is the most comprehensive home care available before one must go into care or residential care, your loved one would receive 24-hour care 7 days a week. This is billed daily and is much cheaper than a care home. The rest of home care rates are charged by the hour, so there is a lot of flexibility as you can increase or decrease the hours.

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