Home care extends life. Studies by nursing schools and government agencies have found that home care extends life. Visits by home care personnel often provide emotional as well as medical support. When confronted with the necessity of relocating to a long term nursing facility, many seniors deteriorate rapidly.

Home care improves one’s quality of life. Living in familiar surroundings, both inside the home and in the community or neighborhood, is a positive benefit for seniors. For most people, the quality of their life is far better at home than anywhere else. But many seniors need a bit of assistance to maintain safety and well-being. Home care staff provide this presence.

Home care is less expensive than other forms of care. Certainly the costs of home care are always less expensive than hospitalization. As well as compared to the monthly expenses of a nursing home. Costs associated with homecare are somewhat controllable — that is, you buy what you need. If a senior needs four hours of daily help, they receive 28 hours over a weekly period. There are no hidden fees or extra expenses for additional services.

– John D. Miller is the owner of Home Care Partners, LLC, a Massachusetts business providing private duty, personalized in-home assistance and companion care services to those needing help in daily activities and household functions. He can be reached at: (781) 378-2164; email: jdmiller@homecarepartners.biz ; or online at: http://www.homecarepartnersma.com