Personal care like help with bathing, washing hair, shaving, or getting dressed.
Home care keeps families together. There is no more important social value. It is particularly important in times of illness.
Home care helps the elderly maintain their independence. None of us wants to be totally dependent and helpless. With some assistance, seniors can continue to maintain their preferred lifestyle.
Home care prevents or postpones institutionalization. No one wants to be placed in a nursing home unless this is the only place where we can obtain the total, 24-hour care that we need.
Home care promotes healing. There is scientific evidence that patients heal more quickly at home.
Home care represents the best tradition in American health care. Most health care has always been given in the home. A visit to the hospital is the exception rather than the rule.
Home care is safer. For all of its lifesaving potential, some 20% of the people who enter a hospital develop complications such as infections, etc. The incidence of such risks at home is near 0%.
Home care encourages freedom for the individual. A hospital, of necessity, is a regimented, regulated environment. The same is true of a nursing home.
Home care is personalized care. Home care is tailored to the needs of each individual. It is delivered one-on-one.
Home care, by definition, involves the individual and the family in the care that is delivered. The patient and his family are taught to participate in their health care.
Home care reduces stress. Unlike most forms of health care, which can increase anxiety and stress, home care has the opposite effect.
Home care is the most effective form of health care. There is a very high consumer satisfaction associated with care delivered in the home.