Home care is a cost effective alternative to extended hospital stays or institutional care. Being at home helps clients feel better about themselves and gives them a sense of security and well being, without imposing a burden on family and friends. In addition, home care can cost a fraction as much as hospitalization or a long-term care facility.
Home health care enables clients to recuperate in the comfort and privacy of their own home, at a cost savings of 36-50 percent over hospitalization or nursing home confinement. Staying at home means being near family and friends—people who can offer loving care and support. A trained home care provider can teach them the skills needed to help with certain types of care.