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Why Choose Home Care Instead of a Care Facility?

Posted by Brian Shevel on 21 March 2014

At Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region, we believe in seniors living independently at home while still being provided with the level of safety and comfort that they would receive at a care facility.

Home care is an affordable alternative to care facilities for seniors living independently at home. Depending on the facility, seniors may be charged a purchase price in the hundreds of thousands of dollars for their unit, with fees ranging from $3,000 to $9,000 a month. With in-home care, your loved one will receive a comparable level of care at a lower cost.

Our home care workers strive to ensure that seniors living independently at home receive high-quality care. With a rapidly aging population in North America and nine out of 10 seniors expressing the desire to "age in place" at the home, there is an increased demand for the best home care.

In addition to providing home care for seniors living independently at home, our workers also offer companionship and assistance with day-to-day tasks. Knowing that their loved ones are in the care of someone they get along with provides peace of mind for the seniors' families.

Assisted living facilities were once seen as the primary alternative to nursing homes for seniors, offering a place where they could live in their own condominium unit while receiving care, such as house cleaning and meals. While this is great for individuals who are no longer to able to fully care for themselves, seniors choosing to live at home independently allows them to live in an environment that is familiar and comfortable to them. In addition, for some seniors, leaving home may have a negative impact on them, with the stress of moving to a new environment potentially leading to a decline in health.

When the effects of aging take hold, such as frailty, illness, and memory loss, it can make it difficult for seniors to live independently at home instead of at a care facility. Our home care workers provide the same level of care they would receive at a facility, with the added bonus of the care being tailored towards their specific needs. More importantly, the senior can choose their caregiver and change their care plan as needed.

For seniors living independently at home, the choice is clear, with Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region providing flexible 24/7 care and companionship to our clients.
Brian ShevelAuthor: Brian Shevel
About: I am originally from South Africa from a small city called Bloemfontein. After I completed my education, I went to work with my late-father who had a wholesale business selling clothes and shoes to retail stores around the country. I was in the business till I left for Canada in 1993. In Canada, I have run several businesses in a variety of industries. Although I experienced success, I missed helping people. I learned from my parents that helping seniors was important to their well-being and of great value to the community. Volunteer work remains a priority in my life. I am a past president of Bnai Brith and serve on many other committees.
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