Home Care versus Nursing Homes and Assisted Living

MIND & MOBILITY Home Care Centers Healthy Option to Nursing Homes

Mature adults and those who care for them are our heroes. Seniors have contributed so much to our country, many of those who reside in South Florida.

That’s why we like to help guide them when things are starting to get tougher. They can’t remember things as well. Arthritis has set in, they’re having to deal with too many medications that are prescribed to treat the litany of ailments which have accumulated over many years of productive living. And caregivers, sons and daughters, friends and neighbors are in emotional pain watching them deteriorate.

What’s more, this may be forcing them to be making pressure-packed decisions about where their beloved mom or dad will live. Is it a nursing home, with bingo night and supposed around-the -clock care and maybe some other activities? How about paying for a nursing home? How does that look? How long will the money last after selling the house?

These are all valid questions and require a rapid answer. We need a plan, or we can plan to fail.

Well-staffed nursing homes are a rarity these days. Cuts to staffing (to enrich investors) can leave loved ones without the promised care which they’ve earned and deserve. Yet, your loved one losing his or her balance and falling (because of a lack of oversight) is an enormous problem, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC says environmental nursing home risks account for 16 to 27 percent of nursing home falls. Moreover, some 1,800 nursing home deaths each year are directly attributable to this all-too-common problem.

The spread of infectious disease is also rampant in nursing homes, particularly in grouped living quarters.  As we know, elders dealing with influenza often results in lengthy illness or even death.

It’s for reasons such as these that caregivers for mom and dad are looking far more closely at the benefits of home care because of the relief it provides, both emotionally and financially.

With a Home Care System, your loved one can “THRIVE INDEPENDENTLY IN THEIR COMFORTABLE HOME LONGER!”

Surveys support that 92% of Americans over the age of 65 years old wish to remain in their homes. MIND & MOBILITY Home Care Centers are the guides to help our heroes to(remove the word to?) do just that. Clients can choose their caregivers, so they feel most comfortable. While remaining within the friendly confines of their own home, the added value of what they will receive is enormous.

MIND & MOBILITY caregivers offer:

  • Cooking
  • Light housekeeping
  • Grocery shopping and errands
  • Companionship
  • Assistance with bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Status reporting to family
  • Transportation to medical appointments, supermarket and pharmacy
  • Assistance with walking and transfer from bed or wheelchair
  • Assistance with medication reminders

 

Plus, our registered nurses and therapists are trained to provide our members with a full continuum of skilled care. We also have three state-of-the-art outpatient rehabilitation facilities for additional wellness support. Make an appointment now, and we will partner with you for a customized plan. A MIND & MOBILITY membership will empower you to age gracefully in your home, at less cost.