In the U.S., our culture has a very individualistic and independent way of thinking. We value being able to take care of things on our own and not relying on anyone for help. It’s all about freedom and making something of yourself on your own. Unfortunately, though, our culture can sometimes lead to people not asking for help when they need it because we feel, “I can do it on my own, I don’t need to rely on anyone.” While it can be noble to accomplish something on your own, sometimes it makes more sense to ask for help. In today’s blog at Empire Home Health Care in Philadelphia, we talk about why when you need help, there is no shame in utilizing home health care.
Because of the individualistic culture of our country we mentioned earlier, many people refrain from asking for help when they need it. Some believe that asking for help means they are weak, have failed in some way, or that they are being a burden. NONE of these things are true –- at all. In fact, being humble, recognizing that you could use a little help, and reaching out takes incredible courage. At Empire Home Health Care in Philadelphia, we think it is much braver and nobler to ask for help than it is to struggle in silence on your own.
If you are grappling with the idea of asking for help through home health care services because you fear that’s not what you should be spending money on, don’t worry. Most scenarios that we encounter at Empire Home Health Care in Philadelphia are covered 100% or close to it. Many insurance providers like Medicaid will cover home health care so that you don’t pay a dime and you still get the help you need, making it easier and safer to maintain your independence.
Being prideful and not asking for help puts you at a much higher risk for injury or slower recovery times for an existing injury. You won’t be doing yourself or anybody else any favors if you are being a hero and sticking it out on your own but wind up seriously hurting yourself. Not asking for help simply isn’t worth the risk and frankly, doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. If you need help with grooming, dressing, bathing, cooking, shopping, mobility, or anything else, there is no shame in asking for help. It’s a smart move, in fact, because you are preventing potential injuries and making your life a whole heck of a lot easier.
If you are having family members and loved ones help you with your home health care needs, that is great! It’s truly a blessing to have people in your life who are willing to help. Even if you have people to help you out, home health care can be hugely beneficial. You can give your loved ones a break from helping out and instead choose to spend some quality time with them! Also, life has a way of getting very busy very quickly. Having home health care professionals you can rely on no matter what can give your family peace of mind should they get busy and you peace of mind knowing that you will always have the help you need.
At Empire Home Health Care in Philadelphia, we are here to help you in any way we can. Whether you are looking for short-term home health care while you recover from a surgery or injury or long-term home health care as daily tasks become more difficult with age, Empire Home Health Care in Philadelphia can help! Our highly-trained home health aides are happy to help with any and every task –- no matter how big or small. Our work makes an impactful difference on the lives of those we help and we are certain we can make independent living easier and safer for you than ever before. Contact us today to get started with your home health care services.