Let’s be realistic. If you’re like most people, you live a busy life. Maybe you juggle work, school, family responsibilities, and rent or mortgage payments. In other words, you’re an adult, and you value your independence.
Unfortunately, addiction or mental illness can negatively impact your daily functioning. It can wreak havoc on your relationships, self-esteem, and academic and occupational performance. When left untreated, these problems often progress, and the consequences only worsen.
In-home care offers an alternative rehabilitation for people who can’t uproot their entire lives to seek professional help. It provides you with the opportunity to get help in the place that tends to be the most triggering: your own environment. Let’s explore the merits.
Convenience When You Need It The Most
Not everyone can pause their entire lives to seek mental health or addiction treatment. Whether you have financial or familial constraints, leaving your environment shouldn’t necessarily be the goal of getting the proper help you need.
When someone leaves their home, they neglect their current responsibilities. They take leave from their job, arrange for childcare, and often avoid even looking at their bank statements. Sometimes, of course, this is necessary, especially in very acute situations. If you live in a toxic or abusive environment, it may be imperative to remove yourself from it.
However, many people need to continue balancing their daily responsibilities while also taking care of their health. They need to learn how to refocus and reshift their usual obligations.
When it comes down to it, in-home care is convenient. You determine the times and dates that work best for you. You don’t have to worry about traveling far for medical or psychiatric appointments. Your treatment team stays with you, right near home, the entire time. You can rest comfortably knowing you’re getting the best treatment without having to venture away from your surroundings.
Support From Friends And Family
Humans are social creatures, and we are the products of who we surround ourselves with. Of course, this can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on our social influences. That said, most of us rely on our family and friends for emotional support.
In-home care optimizes and prioritizes your support system. It’s essential to feel connected to the people you care about, and it’s essential to learn how to build meaningful relationships. These are the people you lean on when life gets hard- they may be the most valuable players in your overall recovery.
In-home care may include specific resources that allow you to optimize your support system. These resources can entail family and marital therapy, referrals to support groups, life skills management, relational training, and other experiential approaches. The overarching goal is to learn how to enjoy your home by harnessing the healthiest version of yourself.
Ability To Manage Real-World Problems As They Arise
Sure, there are some benefits to attending treatment in the middle of absolute nowhere. For one, you don’t have to worry about outside distractions. Second, you’re basically “trapped” away from your home, which can reduce the risk of dropping out of treatment prematurely.
These programs tend to be a popular choice for severe mental illness or addiction problems. And again, they do have a significant place in overall treatment.
However, many of these programs fall short because they don’t adequately prepare people for navigating life in the real world. Instead, clients live removed from society from an extended period of time surrounded by only a fixed number of people. Often, when they return home, they feel overwhelmed and burdened by all the tasks they now need to face.
If you’re receiving in-home care, on the other hand, you have to balance your current life problems with your recovery. There isn’t a “waiting period.” While this may feel, at times, challenging, it prepares you to learn how to balance, multitask, and prioritize in life.
Final Benefits of In-Home Care For Your Treatment
In-home care benefits both you and your loved ones. You can continue focusing on your daily responsibilities while also receiving optimal, professional care. No need to pause your life.
The Resurface Group approach promotes growth, change, and flexibility. We believe in truly meeting clients where they are at- both literally and figuratively. Our program is about creating a sustainable path towards wellness, and we’re here for you throughout your journey.
Are you looking for an alternative approach to reach the surface and tap into your true potential? We’re here for you. Contact us today to get started.