SENIOR HOME CARE SERVING ALAMEDA AND CONTRA COSTA COUNTIES
24/7 LIVE IN CARE, HOURLY CARE AND TEMPORARY CARE
If you or your family member is considering whether to move to an assisted living facility or to remain at home with a caregiver, we know that this is a difficult time and a tough decision. We’ve worked with many families over the years and will help you weigh your options.
There is no one right option for everybody, but whichever option you choose, you should be aware of the pros and cons.
Leaving Home Can Be Difficult
Many of us have been in our homes for decades. We’re familiar with our neighborhood and neighbors. We have friends and connections that we don’t want to lose. We may have raised families in our homes and spent memorable times with loved ones there. In addition, we’ve likely accumulated furniture and other cherished possessions that are difficult to part with. We are used to having space, a garden and perhaps a pet. We’ve remodeled, upgraded, decorated and made our houses our homes.
Therefore, for both practical and for emotional reasons, leaving the home can be difficult and even traumatic for some. it’s hard to part with a home…especially for seniors who understand that they most likely will be making a permanent decision.
“Full-time home care is a great option for seniors and others who need help but want to stay in their homes.”
Full-time home care can be a great solution for people in the following situations:
- People suffering from Alzheimer’s
- People suffering from dementia and early onset of dementia
- Seniors or others who suffer from a mental illness
- Disabled seniors and children with physical disabilities
- Autistic children and adults
Home care provides many benefits that are simply not available in an assisted living facility. While there are several excellent assisted living facilities, caregivers at facilities are responsible for the needs of many. A fulltime caregiver, on the other hand, is dedicated to your needs. A one-to-one caregiver to client ratio means that you’ll get the attention you need.
Matching the Caregiver to the Client
At Aging in Place Home Care, we’ve learned that choosing a compatible caregiver makes a world of difference. During our intake process, we take the time to learn everything we can about you and your family. For instance, we’ll ask questions such as:
- Do you usually enjoy playing cards, board games or watching movies together?
- Do you like to take frequent outings for a change of scenery?
- What types of meals do you enjoy? What food allergies and sensitivities do they have?
- What kind of music do you enjoy?
- Do you enjoy the arts and participating in art projects?
- Do you enjoy sports?
- Do you like walking and the outdoors?
- Are you interested in political discussions?
Ability to Enjoy Pleasanton and the East Bay
As residents of Pleasanton and the East Bay, we know that we are lucky to live in an area with a great climate, beautiful surroundings, and plentiful activities. A full-time caregiver allows you to continue enjoying your lifestyle and take advantage of East Bay and San Francisco Bay Area activities. For instance, our caregivers may spend a day with you at a Livermore winery or an Oakland museum. Sometimes, on a nice day, they may suggest spending the day at a region park like Shadow Cliffs lake or Lake Del Valle. Perhaps they’ll accompany you to a nice restaurant. Caregivers allow clients to go out and enjoy all that the region has to offer.
Full Time Home Care
- Stay in home where most comfortable and familiar.
- Home care is a more cost-effective alternative to assisted living.
- Less traumatic: no need to organize and eliminate long term belongings.
- Easier to maintain routines.
- Ability to customize meals.
- Varied routine: spend time with caregiver away from the home.
- One-on-One caregiver to client ratio.
- Opportunity to match the right caregiver to the right client.
- No extra space in home required for caregiver.
- Opportunities for social interaction.
- Some facilities include nursing care.
- May require home sale to pay for care.
- Usually can’t keep pets.
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