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Live-in Elderly Health Care

Pros and Cons of Live-In Elderly Health Care

Many seniors want to remain in their home for as long as possible. However, this desire can come with increasing health problems or the need for assistance in completing tasks. Live-in elderly health care can provide a solution to this.

There are plenty of advantages to live-in elderly health care. In some cases, the live-in caregiver can become a part of the family and this leads to a better relationship between the caregiver and senior. There can be less turnover than is typical with an hourly aide or nurse. Care is delivered on a one-to-one basis, which makes it safer for the elderly. Live-in elderly health care also allows seniors to remain in the home as long as possible, which can be preferable to going to a nursing home.

There are some disadvantages and there is potential for caregiver burnout. Live-in care can also be expensive and is usually not covered by Medicare.