Assisted Living Versus Home Health Care

When living at home alone becomes difficult for your elderly parents or loved ones, it’s time to make a decision —– choosing a care option that suits them best. These days, the most popular options are assisted living and home healthcare, both of which have great benefits. Here, our assisted living team in Gloucester County offers some of the most important factors to review when making this decision:

  • Making the move. While moving is stressful for everyone, the process of leaving a decades-long family home can be even more stressful for older adults —– this is something that home healthcare can overcome.
    However, moving into an assisted living community is a good choice if it means moving closer to family and into a senior-friendly space with assess to a wide range of 24/7 professional care. The right assisted living community will have a thriving social calendar, and help from friendly staff and neighbors make it easier for seniors to make the move than you may first think!
  • Quality of care services. In-home care means that the professionals come to you, which can be more difficult to evaluate. Fully trained senior caregivers with experience in managing any specific health conditions your loved one may have, is an important consideration.
    While seeking assisted living communities, you should be able to visit each one, speak to the various teams, and get an understanding of daily life. In assisted living communities, all team members are close by and ready to help whenever your loved one needs it, whether it’s meal prep, nursing, memory care or companionship.
  • Flexibility of care. This is vital in both assisted living and homecare. Optimally, the services should scale according to your loved one’s needs. Address this with each service provider, as options can differ between organizations.
    In our assisted living community, your loved one has access to things they need to ensure they stay as independent as possible while benefitting from access to a wide range of professional care, from nursing and access to wellbeing therapies to meals and companionship.
    These services are scalable, so your loved one doesn’t pay for something they don’t need —– and if their needs change, the services will adjust to fit their new requirements
  • Companionship. In assisted living, residents benefit from the companionship of other seniors as well as the staff, while senior homecare services provide a more one-on-one form of companionship with their particular caregiver.
    When looking at assisted living communities, find out more about how they support the social needs of seniors living there. Are there talks, outings, socials, dancing, technology instruction, gardening, clubs, and other activities? Are there skilled professionals who can help seniors cope with their new surroundings, spot stress and anxiety, and help facilitate friendships?

Assisted Living in Gloucester County – The Heart of the Community 

Pitman is an assisted living community in Gloucester County, NJ, offering high quality, scalable assisted living services in a comfortable, well-supported and beautiful environment. As part of the United Methodist Communities network, we also offer rehabilitation, access to therapists, hospice care, respite care and memory care and support services. We welcome seniors from all faith backgrounds.

To find out more about our assisted living community, please visit our website at https://pitman.umcommunities.org/ contact us today or book a personal tour.