Benefits of Home Care compared to Aged Care Facilities
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, there are around 4.2 million Australians aged 65 and over. Unfortunately, many of these older Australians may be unable to care for themselves. Hence, many people may need to consider whether their loved one will require increased assistance by living in an aged care facility.
Aged care facilities are best suited for older people who can no longer live at home due to increased care needs. Although these facilities can be very helpful, there are some disadvantages of living in aged care homes such as:
- Increased financial burden.
- Feelings of isolation and loneliness
- Possibility of sub-quality care and/or negligence
However, with the rise in home care service providers, older Australians have the option of staying in their homes for longer. Some of the potential benefits of staying in aging in your home are:
- Cost-effective option
- Increased sense of familiarity
- Increased opportunities for socialisation with friends and family
- More opportunities for personalised care needs
At Home Care Assistance SE Melbourne, we offer a range of services to assist with caring for your loved one.
If you would like more information about the benefits of in-home care, feel free to contact one of our Care Managers at Home Care Assistance SE Melbourne on (03) 9005 1159.