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Reasons to Choose Calgary Home Care

Studies have found that approximately 90 percent of elderly and informed individuals prefer home care over institutional care.

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There’s no place like home.
These words are voiced and shared by most individuals who are faced with the possibility of having to leave home because they can no longer care for themselves. Studies have found that home care is preferred about nine to one over institutional care. There is familiarity and comfort in being in your own environment surrounded by your loved ones. The surroundings of home remind us who we are.

Home care helps keep families together.


Having a care plan and options to allow you or a loved one to age gracefully in your own home can help take some of the stress and conflict out of the aging and care process. This allows you to focus on being a family rather than being a caregiver.

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Home care helps seniors maintain their independence.


Senior home care services allow seniors who strive to maintain their independence as long as possible to continue to live in the place they function best. Seniors who decide to stay at home are able to make their own decisions, choose their own activities and take control of their lives.

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Home care is personalized.


A great reason to choose home health care services, is because the care that is received in the home will be individualized to your specific needs. Personalized home care is just that – personalized. It is created just for you, with as much care as needed to allow you to live your life to the fullest.

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Home care is safer.


Many risks, such as infections or falls can be minimized or eliminated when care is given at home. Quality home care by professional caregivers can help prevent issues that may eventually become serious within the home.

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Home care helps promote healing.


Medical evidence shows people recover more quickly at home. Social interaction, loved ones, and the memories associated with your own surroundings promote healing and well-being.

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Home care may prevent or delay institutional living.


Living in a long-term facility is unfamiliar and can often be intimidating. Most people prefer postponing the inevitable as long as possible.

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Home care is comprised of a very caring community of caregivers.


Caregivers don’t work in the health care industry for monetary gain; they do it for the emotional satisfaction of helping others, and the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of others.

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Home care improves quality of life.


Visits by home care personnel provide emotional, spiritual, as well as medical support. For most people, the quality of life is far better at home than anywhere else. The familiar landscape of home; memories, pets, etc. can stay a part of your life.

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Home care is less expensive.


Home health care services are a less expensive alternative and a more affordable option than a nursing home or assisted living facility.

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Home care promotes well-being.


Seniors who choose home care often have a greater sense of autonomy and therefore maintain a higher level of morale over those who choose other settings. At home there is less confusion than typically associated with institutional settings. This is especially important for those needing dementia care.

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Home care offers continuity.


The caregivers are almost always the same and therefore promote relationship building between patients and caregivers. The rotational nature of staff in facilities does not offer the same comfort and ability to build relationships and trust.

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Home care allows visitors.


In a facility setting, the visits from friends and family may be more controlled due to visiting hours and security rules. If you choose to remain at home, it is easier to accommodate visits from friends and family whenever you decide to do so.

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Home care provides quality of care.


One of Calgary Elder Care’s Registered Nurses continues to assess and follow up with you and your caregiver ensuring that your level of care is adapting to your evolving needs.

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Home care reduces incontinence.


By improving the response time, there are less accidents and less embarrassment. In turn, this leads to less skin breakdown, which is so common with institutional settings.

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Home care supports healthier living.


Companion caregivers provide an extra pair of hands. This helps to keep a clean and safe environment, appetizing and healthy meals, transportation to appointments and excursions to your favourite events.

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