Many of us, if given the option, would like to receive any care we need as we get older, in our homes. Nobody wants to lose their independence and move into a nursing facility and so having a nurse come to your home, seems to be the perfect solution. However, there are costs involved with both options of going into full time care or getting your care in your home. When contemplating your options, it is important to think about whether your needs require you to move to a care home or stay in your own home. The final decision will probably be based on the kind of care that you require but it will also be based on costs as well. The cons of moving into a care home are many and we will look at some of them here.
- It’s Expensive – Round the clock care is expensive and not everyone can afford it. They also only give you one room to live in, so what are you going to do with all your life time possessions. It’s impractical to think that everything that you have accrued over your lifetime, will fit into one room and so you must decide what you will keep and what you will throw away. This can be very difficult as many things hold sentimental value, but with live in nursing, you can live in your familiar environment and are not restricted in any way.
- Lost Independence – Moving into a care home makes you feel like you have really lost your independence. You have been able to take care of yourself for nearly fifty years and make your own decisions about your life and now that is gone. This is a massive change in one’s life and not one many people are able to deal with easily.
- Giving Up The Things We Love – As we get older we find ourselves having a pet. It might be due to our partners dying before us and so a pet provides comfort and a friend. In the event you have to move into a care home, they might not permit animals. This means that you have to give up your dog or cat and this is a decision none of us want to make. A pet becomes part of your extended family and walking away from them is one of the hardest things you are likely to do.
Having a nurse living inn allows you to stay at home in the house that you have spent most of your life in. Your kids grew up there and you and your wife built a family there also. Even though the nurse comes to your home, you still get to see your family, friends and neighbours on a daily basis and life doesn’t seem to change that much. It’s always good to be around the things that you are used to and if someone has early onset dementia, then being in a familiar place is very helpful indeed. Live in nursing allows you, to decide on what care you need and when you need it.
Look into applying for live in nursing care today for yourself or your family member. You will be very glad that you did, because the costs are much lower than being in a care home.