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7800 Metro Parkway, Suite 300

Bloomington, MN  55425

Providing exceptional senior care in Apple Valley, Bloomington, Burnsville, Eden Prairie, Edina, Eagan, Highland Park, Minnetonka, Mound and Wayzata.  

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Why is in-home care better? 

  •  It is delivered at home. There are positive feelings that all of us associate with being home. When we are not feeling well, most of us ask to go home. When we are feeling well, we enjoy the sanctity of our residences and the joy of being with our loved ones.

  • Home care serves to keep the elderly independent. None of us want to be totally dependent and helpless. With some assistance, seniors can continue to function as viable members of society.

  • Home care prevents or postpones institutionalization. Few patients choose to be placed in a nursing home, unless it’s the only place where they can obtain the 24-hour care that they need.

  • Home care promotes healing. There is abundant evidence that patients heal more quickly at home.

  • Home care allows a maximum amount of freedom for the individual. Hospitals and nursing homes offer more regimented, regulated environments. Home care offers a reassuring, individualized setting. 

  • Home care is personalized care. Home care is tailored to the needs of each individual. It is delivered on a one-to-one basis.

  • Home care involves the individual and the family in the care that is delivered. The patient and his family are taught to participate in their health care. They are taught how to get well, and how to stay that way.

  • Home care reduces stress. Unlike most forms of health care which can increase anxiety and stress, home care frequently has the opposite effect.

  • Home care is given by passionate people. Employees of home care agencies look at their work, not as a job or profession, but as a calling. Home care workers are highly trained and dedicated to their work.

  • Home care is in many cases, less expensive than other forms of care. The evidence is convincing that, for many services, home care is less expensive than other forms of care. In general, home care costs only one-tenth as much as hospitalization and only one-fourth as much as nursing home placement.

  • Home care extends life. A study by the U.S. General Accounting Office has established that people receiving home care tend to live longer and have a better quality of life. Home care helps not only add years to life, but “life to years.”

  • Home care is the preferred form of care, even for individuals who are terminally ill. There is a growing public acceptance and demand for hospice care, which is home care for individuals who are terminally ill. (For more information on hospice care click here.) 

Why delay another moment? Request a FREE assessment or call 952-767-4925 to learn more about how much we can help you & your loved one.