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Economical Benefits of Aging in Place

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on

Living at home gives your senior loved one the ability to remain independent, which can enhance his or her quality of life. However, aging in place can also help him or her save some money in the long run. 

If your loved one is able to live at home, his or her Chandler elderly care might be less expensive than it would be for someone who needs to live in a nursing home with around-the-clock medical care. Your loved one can choose to pay for only the exact level of care he or she needs instead of being forced to pay for unnecessary services in an assisted living facility. 

You and your family will likely need to step up and help your loved one. Create a team that can perform specific jobs each week, such as taking your loved one to the doctor, going to the grocery store, mowing the lawn, and doing laundry, cooking, cleaning, and other household maintenance. By volunteering your time and helping out, your loved one can save a lot of money. 

Hiring a professional caregiver in Chandler also has a few economic benefits. Depending on your loved one’s needs, caregivers can be hired for live-in or part-time care. For example, if your loved one only needs someone to help with housekeeping, cooking, shopping, and other basic needs, he or she can hire a caregiver for a few hours a week. If you or other family caregivers go on vacation or need time for personal errands, respite care is an affordable option. This gives you peace of mind knowing your loved one is being cared for while you are away, which is more affordable than living full-time in a nursing home facility or retirement village.

Modifying your loved one’s home can also save money over time. By installing ramps and better lighting and removing throw rugs, you are ensuring your loved one can move around the home with ease, which helps prevent falls that could lead to more serious and expensive injuries. 

Aging in place gives your loved one the ability to stay in a familiar surrounding, and maintain his or her independence. If your loved one becomes depressed due to moving away from home, he or she has a higher risk of heart disease, strokes, obesity, and many other ailments, all of which can lead to costly medical bills. By aging in place, your loved one’s quality of life can remain the same, and the risk of financial burden can be reduced. 

Some seniors who wish to age in place may need financial assistance. To learn about options to help your loved one pay for in-home care, reach out to Home Care Assistance. All of our senior care services come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, there are no hidden fees, and you’ll never be asked to sign a long-term contract. For more information on the live-in and part-time care Chandler seniors and their families trust, call 480.448.6215 today.