Deciding if a loved one should go to a nursing home is a very difficult decision. Luckily there is an affordable solution for most people that should also be considered. This alternative, home care, is a way for someone to stay in the comfort of their own home while still receiving the care that they need. I know the difficulties of making this decision firsthand as my mother used home care for over two decades. Here are a few key considerations based on my experience that hopefully help you make the right decision.
There is no one right answer when deciding if your loved one or parent should stay at home with the help of a home care agency or if it is better for them to move to a nursing home. There are many benefits with both options and all of the items mentioned above should be considered when making the decision. If at all possible always ask what your loved one thinks and how they feel about the options.
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