Looking to hire a caregiver through a home health agency? You or your loved one can receive many of the same services that are available to patients in hospitals and residents in long-term care facilities. These services are known as home health services. Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals work as a team to create a personalized care plan that is based on your needs. The plan also includes the best type of health professional best suited to assist you with your needs and the frequency of their delivery.
Home Health Aides
Also known as home care aides, these caregivers allow your loved ones to handle their personal care duties safely and more efficiently. Walking, getting in bed, getting out of bed, and bathing are just a few of the ADLs that many homebound clients have difficulty completing on their own. Caregivers provide this assistance. They receive specialized training in one or more home health services. In addition, a registered nurse can supervise a home health aide with more complex services.
Registered and licensed nurses can be very beneficial to your elder who needs care and assistance in the home. These skilled professionals also provide relief to families by reducing some of the challenges related to caring for loved ones who need in-home assistance.
When the nurse enters the home for the first time, he or she will conduct an initial assessment. This assessment will take into consideration of the needs of the family and the client. Also, a care plan will then be created by working with the doctor to create a comprehensive, yet personalized plan. These specialized services may include:
- Ostomy care
- Wound care
- IV treatments
- Pain management
- Medication administration
- Emotional support
- Patient education
These professionals perform light household duties for you and your loved one. They include light housekeeping, laundry, and meal prep/cooking. As a result, these homemaking services can help your loved one maintain their home and stay in it longer.
Home health services help seniors, those with chronic illnesses, those with disabilities and those who are recovering from surgery remain independent in their homes. It is a cost-effective option and a more caring alternative to long-term care facilities.
In conclusion, more people are deciding to choose home health services. Contact us for a free consultation to learn how we can work with you and your loved one as a reliable and compassionate partner to ensure your loved one is well cared for.