Senior housing is a great way for senior
citizens to enjoy their golden age while remaining safe and taken care of.
However, it is not for everyone. Sometimes seniors don´t want to move out of
the home they have emotional ties to, sometimes the cost of independent senior
living is simply too much. Whatever the reason, the need for help remains.
That´s where at-home senior care services come in.
The Cost Of Senior Living
The Cost of Care  did a survey which unearthed a significant rise in the costs of senior living. The price of a simple single bedroom arrangement has gone up 2%. The same findings say that the cost of a private room and a semi-private one have gone up 5% during just the last 5 years, all the way up to $7,500 and $3,628 respectively. Senior living is quickly becoming a luxury a rare few can afford.
As Leading Age  reports, the number of retirees is supposed to double by 2035 along with their specific needs and required assistance. With the increase of seniors on a budget, alternative affordable options have started to make themselves known.
Why You Should Give Senior Care Services A Try
Most seniors, as SeniorLiving.org  reports, are opposed to the idea of entering a retirement facility. They want to maintain their independence, and now this is entirely possible with at-home senior care services.
This option allows seniors to have most if not all of the perks of senior housing, both medical and otherwise while remaining independent. And all that at a mere fraction of a price you would pay to enter an actual retirement facility.
The caretakers are professionals who can do a range of things for you, from grocery shopping twice a week to around the clock medical care.
The Benefits of At-Home Senior Care That Make It A Superior Choice
Depending on the type of at-home care you deem the most appropriate for your situation, some benefits of at-home senior care over institutional care are universal, and we have to mention them. The most obvious one is convenience. You get the help that is the same as in any facility but at home. Then there is the catering to your every need, which you can fully customize. Finally, the customizable enrichment programs for a better quality of life on offer are designed to fill up the time with quality content instead of idle boredom.
Research carried out by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society  has found that having home care after a hospitalization has a lower risk of going back and thus living healthier. A 35% reduction of medical bills was also correlated with having at-home senior care.
How To Find Services Which Work For You
Paying for Senior Care  supports the claim of senior home care being the cheapest option. They found that the average price of a home care service is $21 per hour. When juxtaposed with the prices of senior community care from the beginning of our article, as well as more one-on-one customizable senior care, it is clear why it is the better option for seniors in need. Looking at the future it is looking even better. More demand for services means more competition, which usually tips the market in the customer´s favor.
 Journal of the American Geriatric Society, Transitional Care of Older Adults Hospitalized with Heart Failure: A Randomized, Controlled Trial  Paying for Senior Care, Senior Care Costs / Aging Care Calculator