Senior Home Care
According to recent surveys, 90% of seniors wish or intend to stay in their homes for the next 5-10 years. The desire to “age in place,” as it’s called, is a natural one. But sometimes, it’s not practical—and it’s extremely expensive. It can cost as much as 3 times the amount of assisted living home care. The best solution is to talk to your loved one about their wants and needs. But senior home care is an option.
The appeal of senior home care is immediate. It satisfies the compelling urge to stick with what’s most familiar. A home contains so many memories; leaving it comes with it an acceptance that things must change. Not all seniors are ready to accept that change or overcome the strong pull of the home environment.
So what is home care? How does it work? For whom does it work or not work? The more questions you ask, the better prepared you will be to help your friend or family member make the right choice.
About Senior Home Care
Senior home care is precisely what it sounds like it is—in-home care for seniors. Typically, a couple or individual will engage a service to provide certain services at their place of residence. The timing varies on what’s needed and how often. Some seniors may only need help once a week for a few hours. Others can require much more intensive service.
The success of home care depends on several variables. It tends to work best for those who still retain a great deal of independence, and only need minimal help with errands and chores they’re no longer willing or able to do themselves. The more intensive the needs, the greater the interruption to what home life—the life they’re trying to preserve—used to be.
Successful in-home care also requires a match between the caregiver and the cared-for. It calls for more than hard skills like nursing, cooking, or transportation. It also requires compassion, sympathy, tact, and a host of intangibles. Finding the right level of compatibility can be difficult.
Also, a home isn’t usually equipped for things like declining mobility, worsening vision, an inconsistent memory, and many other of the natural results of aging. Retrofitting a house to accommodate these things can be tricky—not to mention costly.
Furthermore, the house remains someone’s responsibility, be it the senior, one of their children, another relative, or a friend. This tends to create more complications and hence more worry.
The Seasons at Laguna Difference
At Seasons at Laguna, we combine the best elements of living at home with the peace-of-mind of assisted living. At an assisted living home, like Seasons at Laguna, residents will receive the same quality of care, and even better, than in-home care. We can provide this at a fraction of the price compared to in-home care.
We offer four beautiful homes in Orange County in sunny Southern California. Snuggled between the mountains and the sea, residents are close to the amenities of the city as well as the splendor of nature. Surrounded by ample patios and lush greenery, our homes provide a perfect mix of indoor and outdoor living.
Spacious bedrooms have everything our residents require while leaving plenty of space for a personal touch. And an abundance of common areas makes it easy for residents to meet and mingle. This warm, welcoming atmosphere helps our seniors stay socially connected and mentally sharp.
Our homes are staffed by qualified, compassionate professionals who do more than simply visit with our patients. They’re fully committed to the well-being of your family member or loved one. That means less worry for them—and you.
Caregivers attend to all of our residents’ needs, including the Activities of Daily Living (ADL):
- Personal hygiene
- Incontinence care – use of the toilet
- Meals and Feeding
Seasons at Laguna strives to blend comfort, care, and security to ensure the best quality of life for our senior residents.