Choosing between a nursing facility and in-home care for an aging loved one is a big decision, and there are many things to consider. One of those factors is what is going to keep your loved one happy and feeling like themselves for longer. Studies show that when people are able to age in a familiar and comfortable place, such as their homes, they tend to retain their cognitive abilities for longer. According to the National Institute on Aging, other factors that may contribute to the long-term maintenance of cognitive abilities are healthy eating, physical activity, and intellectual engagement. White Oak Home Care caregivers are trained in assisting our clients with day to day activities that provide these types of benefits so you don’t have to worry about whether they will be safe, happy, and thriving while staying in the place they call home.

Benefits of in-home care as opposed to traditional care facilities:
    • familiar, comfortable surroundings
    • maintenance of cognitive abilities for longer periods of time
    • improved mobility
    • more affordable
    • more personalized, individualized care
    • lessened feeling of abandonment
    • more privacy

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