We Believe You Can Stay at Home
Disrupting aging through open conversations
As our loved ones age, we are presented with a difficult decision that needs to be made – how do we ensure they receive the best care? If you ask anybody, the overwhelming majority of people would say they rather stay at home. We believe – and countless studies support this – that the vast majority of people never want to move out of their home and into a nursing home. This may be a controversial statement and it may be unpopular to say but it’s what we believe at Nurse Next Door.
We receive a number of calls on a daily basis from people who are overwhelmed because they or someone they know is in urgent need of care and they aren’t aware of the options they have. Elders are moving into assisted living facilities unaware of the choices they have that will allow them to be where they want to be – their home.
For these reasons, we’re taking this stance on home care. We’re going to be vocal. We’re going to be bold about it. We’re going to disrupt the industry. We feel it’s our responsibility to educate elders and their families that they can receive the care they need in the comfort of their home.
A Message from our President & CEO, Cathy Thorpe
As the writer of this blog, my mother made the decision to send her parents to an assisted living facility once their care needs exceeded what she could provide. For the longest time, my grandparents didn’t show any signs of decline so when my grandpa suffered a stroke and my grandma’s physical pain from her bicycle accident years prior resurfaced, my mother turned to assisted living because she thought it was the only choice she had. Throughout her time there, my grandma would often express how she wanted to go back home – a place where all her memories that brought her joy existed. The most heartbreaking moment came when my mother offered to take my grandma back to visit her home for a day and she refused out of fear she wouldn’t be able to leave it again. Had my mother known about the possibility of keeping her parents at home, this would have been the ideal situation – she would have had peace of mind and her parents would have remained happy in their home.
Starting the Conversation
- With home care, you’ll receive individualized one-on-one care that ensures your loved one is being looked after at all times. Whether it’s help throughout the day or supervision during the night, you’ll get peace of mind that he or she is receiving quality care.
- People rarely need 24/7 care and the ability to choose when and how long you need help is ideal. Hiring home care can be a cheaper alternative to assisted living because you are able to decide how many hours a week you need.
- Our unique Happier Aging™ promise dedicated to getting loved ones back to doing what they used to love to do is always at the forefront of our care. Memories and activities often relate to an individual’s experience in their home so our goal is to keep clients there.
As the senior population continues to grow rapidly, we are at a pivotal point in determining how we will care for them, and this is the discussion we need to have. At Nurse Next Door, we believe you can stay at home. That’s our core belief. What do you believe in?