When a family member, or acquaintance, approaches old age and his faculties begin to regress, many doubts may arise about how to face this time to guarantee, at all times, care that meets the needs of the elderly. In a residence or home care, many are the options that can be chosen, and many are the questions that must be answered.
Aging with dignity
The loss of physical conditions means an increase in the dependency of the elderly who see how their increasing physical and mental limitations can hinder their day to day, pushing them to a sedentary and negative routine for their health. A fish that bites its tail. A circle that is very difficult to find an accessible outlet to maintain well-being during the elderly.
Aging with dignity means empowering the elderly with the necessary powers to have a stage with maximum freedom and independence. A process that must inevitably go hand in hand with external help to try to achieve this situation.
What alternatives are there?
Facing old age means looking for options so that our elderly receives the care they need at all times. Care that must be ensured so that the elderly see their needs satisfied. And not only that, they must also provide all the tools so that they have a profitable, active day-to-day and in company.
Currently there are many forms and services of care for dependent elderly people. And among so much offer, it can be very easy to get lost and opt for less beneficial options and, above all, more expensive economically.
Aging in residences
Traditionally, there is a tendency to think that aging in a residence is the best option, the most complete and the one that ensures the highest quality care. But it also has a negative part, the high costs. Costs that enhance poor accessibility, motivated by a very limited public service.
And not only that, there are more negative points to assess. Despite being a modality that is based on admitting the elderly person to a center, in no case does it ensure personalized and constant assistance. There are many cases of abandonment and little involvement in nursing home care for the elderly (due to lack of staff, time and resources). That accompanied by the need for a sudden change in the environment of the dependent person (which is far from the option of caring at home), is an option that, if possible, should be avoided.
Aging in day centers
Day centers are a very good option for older people to be cared for during part of the day, without leaving their home, doing activities that help them stay active, stimulating body and mind.
The problems with this alternative is that, since it is a modality for a certain time slot, the dependent elderly can be left unattended for parts of the day and night (and all weekend). Temporarily that demands, in many cases, finding a complementary service. So it is a service that has high costs, especially if one takes into account that the price of another service should be added.
Aging at home
The option of aging at home is the least traumatic for the elderly. There is no need for a sudden change of environment, as happens in institutionalization, and being able to continue at home, with a healthy routine and quality care, is the best alternative.
Home care is presented, as we have already seen, in the most comfortable option for the elderly and not only that, it is also the option that offers a wider variety of services, covering all the needs of dependent people.
Unlike what happens in residences, with dehumanized and sporadic care, resorting to this type of assistance services is the guarantee to know that our loved ones will have constant and personalized support. Caring at home is the way to grow old with a smile.
What kinds of services are there to be able to care at home?
The variety of services is very wide, and the degree of
customization is very high, being the most comfortable option to manage the
schedules and special requirements of each family. Care for a few hours,
full-time care, urgent or internal care, etc. a wide catalog of modalities that
respond to a very diverse and heterogeneous reality, to which to adapt requires
a lot of flexibility. Attribute granted, to a greater extent, and almost
exclusively, for home care. Contact Connect Ability today!
Caring at home is the preferred option for the vast majority of older people and, for this reason, it has become a highly competitive sector with many companies operating in it. At Connect Ability, aware of the need to provide quality responses, beyond quantity, we strive to be a true reflection of the society we want to help. For this reason, we offer the largest variety of services on the market and not only in terms of modalities, but also in prices. We adapt to each family, to each pocket, to each elderly person.