Adult Day Care vs. In-Home Care in Massachusetts

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When your elderly parent or loved one has lost their ability to be independent due to a physical limitation or an illness, outside assistance becomes necessary.  In most cases, family members are unable to provide their loved one with the necessary level of care due to work obligations, personal commitments or physical distance.  When choosing between a local adult day care facility and a Massachusetts in-home care provider, the determining factor will be how the service is able to effectively meet the needs of your loved one.

Adult day care is designed to provide care and companionship for seniors who need assistance or supervision during the day.  The staff of caregivers, supervise a variety of activities with their senior clients including crafts, games, gardening, cooking and more.  Adult day care facilities usually operate during normal business hours, five days a week.  Depending on the specific adult day care facility, specialty care may be available for seniors suffering from age related illness such as Alzheimer’s.  Costs vary among different providers and most facilities will charge per day for the services provided.

In-home care allows seniors to receive care and assistance while remaining in the comfort of their own home.   With home care, a caregiver arrives at the home of their client to provide assistance with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, cooking and housekeeping. In-home care is typically offered on an hourly or live-in basis and is customized to the needs of the senior.  This method of care maximizes the comfort of seniors, allowing them to remain in a familiar environment with their personal belongings.

Home Care Assistance of Massachusetts is a trusted name in the medical and senior communities. As the leading provider of in-home care, the expertly trained and certified caregivers provide assistance with activities of daily living, personal care and transportation.  Massachusetts hourly home care plans and live-in home care plans are also available, offering senior clients complete flexibility in their care schedule. For seniors who require specialty care for an age related illness such as dementia, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, customized care plans are also provided.

Massachusetts home care services provide safety, comfort and relief for seniors who wish to remain at home.  Family members prefer in-home care for their loved ones and enjoy peace of mind knowing they are being cared for by a professional, experienced and compassionate caregiver.  Home Care Assistance of Massachusetts caregivers are on call twenty four hours a day to provide assistance whenever and wherever necessary.  If you believe in-home care is the ideal choice for your elderly loved one, call us at 781-239-0060 to speak with a Care Manager and schedule a free in-home consultation.


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