15 December 2017

Why In-Home Care Benefits Your Loved One’s Health

Woman-helping-elderly-woman-with-walkerGiving Your Loved One What They Need

As your loved one ages, there are a variety of things they might need. Their needs can change depending on their age, mobility, health, and a number of other variables. When they start to show signs for help, in-home care can become vital to their health. Here are a few things in-home care professionals can help with:

Medication Reminders And Care

When your loved one needs certain medications at a certain time of the day, it can get confusing. Sometimes, they need to take certain pills with food while other times, medication needs to be taken an hour after eating. It’s hard enough to keep track of your own schedule, much less someone else’s. In-home care professionals can ensure that your loved one is getting the right medication at the right time.

Proper Nutrition

Eating healthy is beneficial for anyone. If you are making your loved one’s meals, you’re always trying to cook healthy. However, their nutritional needs are much different than yours. In order to give them as much energy as possible, they need a proper diet. An in-home care specialist has studied senior nutrition and knows what someone in that age range needs in order to have a high quality of life on a daily basis.

Illness Help

If your loved one is dealing with a debilitating illness, like Alzheimer’s, it can be very hard for you to deal with it. You want your loved one to be the person they were, not the person they are becoming. While it’s not their fault, you have a lot of emotions involved and you might not have the proper training necessary to understand the illness. On the other hand, in-home care professionals understand the backgrounds behind certain illnesses and can treat your loved one in a manner that will improve their overall health and well-being.


Although you visit your loved one as much as you can, it might not be enough. Being lonely can lead to depression and having a poor quality of life. An in-home care professional can be there to chat with your loved one, play games, or provide their presence. This companionship is important to their health and can improve their daily life.

Contact Kinship Project

When your loved one is showing signs that they need help around their home, contact Kinship Project to look into in-home care options. We provide a variety of services, all of which can be customized. You want your loved one to be healthy and happy and that is exactly what we want for them as well.


6 Responses

  1. I do appreciate it when you pointed out that having an in-home care professional will give our loved one someone to chat and communicate with so that they will not feel alone and suffer depression. if that is true, then I will make sure that I convince my parents to hire in-home care for my grandmother. I visit her as often as I can, but I know that it is not enough, so getting a person to accompany her is the best thing I can think of. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I like that this pointed out that in-home care professionals are trained to deal with illnesses and know how to react. I think another benefit of in-home care is that your loved on is in a familiar place. I think this would be especially important for those with Alzheimers. What are some tips you have for choosing an in-home senior care professional?

    1. kinshipadmin

      There are so many factors that are involved in choosing an in-home senior care professional. At Kinship Project we believe in matching each caregiver to the family that they will be working with. This involves getting to know families and their wants and needs before we begin any hiring.

  3. This article is helpful because I have been considering hiring an in-home care provider, but I cannot seem to find a good reason to do it. It seems that I was just not paying attention since you said that my loved one’s nutritional needs and that a specialist knows this and can cook appropriate food for them. My grandma never complained, so I assumed it was okay for her. But I guess I wasn’t doing it right.

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