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Benefits of In-Home Senior Care vs Nursing Homes

You start noticing the little things first: your aging mother forgetting to take her medications or your aging father struggling to put on his socks. The things that once came naturally to them are slipping away, and it's time to have an important conversation about specialized care. As the number of people over 65 continues to grow in the US, it's essential to understand the benefits of in-home care for the elderly compared to traditional nursing homes. This blog post compares the two options so that your family can make an informed decision for your loved one.

Nursing Homes:


Quality of care has declined due to underfunding, downsizing, long waitlists, and understaffing.
Nursing homes are costly, and residents often have to share rooms, leading to a sense of disconnect.


Access to 24/7 medical care.
Creative and educational activities are provided to engage residents and create a sense of community.

In-Home Care:


Non-medical in-home care does not provide licensed medical services.
If medical care is required, other care options may need to be explored.


Assistance with activities of daily living.
Licensed caregivers provide companionship, meal preparation, help with household duties, personal care, transportation services, respite care, and 24-hour care if needed.
Tailored care based on unique needs, ensuring your loved one's safety and independence in their own home.

At HomeSpark, we offer in-home care to create a nurturing and comfortable environment for your loved ones. Our Home Safety Assessment ensures a safe home, and we create personalized care plans. Contact us today to learn more about our services.



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If you or your loved one is in need of non-medical home care services, contact HomeSpark today for a consultation. We will help you develop a personal care plan tailored around your individual needs.