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What are the Benefits of Senior Home Care?

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What are the Benefits of Senior Home Care?

Introduction to Senior Home Care

Facing the decision to explore senior home care options for your aging loved one can be a difficult experience to face. However, it can also be a very empowering and positive life change!

Aging is a part of life, and we require more assistance with daily activities as we get older. That’s where home care and caregivers come in. Senior care agencies like En Su Casa Caregivers can help provide tailored home care to meet the specific needs of your loved one, so they can age safely in place.

In this blog, we’ll look at the different signs that your senior-aged family member might be ready for extra help. Plus, we’ll break down all the reasons seniors often prefer home care over other options like assisted living and nursing homes.

Determining if Your Senior is Ready for Home Care

Before getting into all the great benefits of senior home care, it’s important to first assess if your loved one is ready to explore this option. Fortunately, we’re coming out of the holiday season where you hopefully had more time to spend with your loved one and gauge their mental and physical health.

Some potential signs that your loved one might be ready for senior home care include…

  • Noticeable behavioral or physical changes
  • Lack of personal hygiene
  • Difficulty remembering medications and appointments
  • Forgetfulness, cognitive decline, and general confusion
  • Issues with mobility and increased falls or accidents
  • Expired groceries, lack of groceries, and malnutrition
  • Neglected house chores, and untidy or cluttered home
  • Isolation and withdrawing from things they used to enjoy


Note this is not an exhaustive list and there may be other signs that indicate whether someone is ready for home care. In some cases, seniors may be hiding some of these warning signals from you without even realizing it themselves. It’s best to have an open and honest conversation about a loved one’s needs and to make sure they always feel like they’re part of this decision.

Benefits of Care

According to an AARP survey in 2021, 77% of adults aged 50 and older want to age in place and remain in their homes for the long term. When you look at the numerous benefits of senior home care, this preference is very understandable! Above anything else, you gain the assurance of your loved one’s well-being, dignity and independence through customized care provided in the comfort of their own home.

Additional benefits of senior home care include…

  • Maintains dignity by fostering freedom and independence.
  • Positively impacts one’s mental health, cognitive skills, and memory function.
  • One-on-one attention that makes your loved one feel safe and nurtured.
  • Personalized care. Select from different plans, hours, and services with short-term and long-term options.
  • Reduce loneliness and depression through the companionship and personal relationship with a caregiver.
  • Enhances quality of life by helping with daily activities of living
  • Care cost is more affordable than assisted living and nursing homes, with some home care options covered by Medicaid, such as En Su Casa’s Personal Assistance Services.


Start Exploring Senior Home Care Options

If you think your loved one is ready to consider home care options, our team is here to help. We can set up a meeting to discuss specific needs and find the best package for you. We can also help you apply for benefits if need be.

All our services include a thorough in-home care assessment to evaluate each client’s needs and preferences. Prior to beginning services, an in-home safety check is conducted to identify potential hazards and offer solutions. We also provide frequent in-home evaluations and ongoing caregiver supervision.

Call us at 210-922-2960 to set up an appointment with one of our representatives. We look forward to connecting with you!