3 Ways That In-Home Healthcare Can Help
How Does In-Home Healthcare Help with Speedy Recovery for Patients?
It is not uncommon for patients to feel lost and anxious. They’re concerned about some of the simplest yet basic facts. How much and when should I walk? When can I have a bath? What to do if there’s pain or if I’m unwell? Since emotions are contagious, the primary caregiver often has to bear the burden of the patient’s anxiety. Yet we have plenty of evidence to prove that early discharge can be beneficial for the patient: it reduces the risk of infection, keeps the patient in a positive frame of mind, and helps them sleep better. In-home healthcare can help the patient’s transition from hospital to post-hospitalization recovery be easy and stress free. Here’s how it helps:
Helps ease the pressure on the primary caregiver:
After returning from the hospital, the patient’s primary focus should be towards rest and recovery. This could include physiotherapy, restricting calorie intake, taking medications on time, etc. Given the busy lives we live, it is not possible for caregivers to be with the patient at all times, driving them to and from the physiotherapist for appointments, for example. An in-home healthcare specialist can be a safe alternative when the primary caregiver is not available for hands-on care. You can also arrange for an in-home physiotherapist to help patients with pain relief and strength training.
Helps with daily activities:
Simple tasks like bathing, cooking, cleaning, walking the pet, etc. can become cumbersome for patients. At Med1Care, our trained nursing assistants offer a wide range of home care services, including personal grooming, grocery shopping, light housekeeping, running errands, and even arranging appointments. Our healthcare aide can write and read letters for the patient, feed them, and even change linens and do their laundry.
Ensures proper post-hospitalization care:
Patients with a long-term illness can be allowed to go home provided they receive optimal care immediately after hospital discharge. This could include help with setting up medication, catheter care, tracheotomy care, ventilator care, wound care, and more.
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