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Phone: (281) 550-3665

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15430 Ridge Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77095
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How Home Care Can Improve Health for Seniors

When seniors reach an age where they are no longer able to adequately care for themselves, they and their loved ones are usually left with the choice between an assisted care facility or in-home care. While an assisted care facility can work well for some seniors, there are several benefits associated with in-home care that can result in improved health and overall well being.

The reduction of emotional stress is perhaps the biggest advantage associated with in-home care. For many seniors, the process of adapting to a new environment and changing routines can be very traumatic. Not only are they leaving their normal routine, they are also leaving all the comforts of home that they are used to. As a result, this can create feelings of anxiety and homesickness which often leads to considerable emotional stress. Consequently, this psychological stress will sometimes trigger health complications.

Another reason for seniors to stay at home is so they can avoid coming into contact with sick individuals. One of the biggest problems with an assisted care facility is the number of people who have illnesses at any given time. If an elderly person was healthy to begin with, he may acquire a serious illness simply due to the close proximity with others. On the other hand, when seniors opt for in-home care, they aren't exposed to other illnesses which can reduce their odds of getting sick.

Along with physical health, the mental health of seniors can also improve when staying at home. This is primarily due to the level of freedom they have and the fact that they can have visitors whenever they want. While seniors in an assisted care facility usually have restrictions like specific meal times and rules to follow, those staying at home have significantly more individual freedom. For example, they can have visitors stop by whenever it's convenient and don't have to adhere to the visitation guidelines that they would in a retirement home. Consequently, this makes it easier to maintain strong relationships with loved ones. They also have easy access to their possessions and can customize the decor of their surroundings. Along with this, seniors who choose in-home care can keep pets as companions which has therapeutic health benefits.

For seniors living in the Houston area, Home Care can be a great choice for providing them with personalized assistance. Family members can rest easy knowing that their loved ones are in good hands.

If you are looking into hiring a caregiver for in-home care in Houston, TX, contact C&S Healthcare Services at 281-550-3665.

C&S Healthcare provides competent caregivers, nursing, therapy and medical social services to clients in their homes, apartments or assisted living community. Keeping your loved one independent and safe is our goal at C&S Healthcare. To contact a C&S representative for more information call 281-550-3665. For easy access you may also complete the contact form on the Contact Us page and an RN Care Manager will respond to your inquiry.

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