The Need for In-Home Healthcare
Why Do People Need Transitional In-Home Healthcare
Modern medicine and its army of anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics, and anti-viral medicines often encourage people to misjudge the time it takes for the body to heal itself. Thanks to the fast-paced times we’re now living in, convalescence seems to be a lost art. To the inexperienced, this refers to the gradual process of recovering from an illness or treatment – the transition from ‘not being sick any longer’ to feeling 100% healthy.
But Are We Practicing Convalescence Enough?
The problem today is that we’re no longer giving recovery the importance it deserves. Even when the body is tired, we’re forcing it to adapt to the ‘new normal,’ rather than give it the time it needs to recuperate adequately. Doctors have found that patients need more help after discharge to stay out of the hospital; ignoring this reality only leads to readmission, which is not only expensive but could lead to further complications as well. Rather than relying on friends and family members for transitional care, it makes sense to hire skilled in-home healthcare professionals.
A loved one or spouse can only do so much to help the patient. For example, the patient may need assistance with gastric feeding. A person with diabetes may have to be educated about understanding the disease better; they may need to check glucose levels or learn how to administer insulin without assistance as well. The recovering person may also need assistance with daily activities like bathing, grooming, cooking, etc. The primary caregiver, especially if they’re aged or aging, may not be in a position to help with these activities. A skilled nursing assistant offering in-home healthcare can make a recovery easy and safe for the patient.
How Does a Nursing Assistant Help with In-Home Healthcare?
At Med1Care, our certified nursing assistants can help patients live comfortably and independently within the safety of their home. We also send registered nurses and LPNs to manage the medical needs of your loved ones. This includes assessing blood pressure, dressing wounds, changing a catheter, etc. Some people may need to learn how to complete daily tasks; occupational, physical, and speech therapists can encourage patients to move slowly towards normalcy.
If you know of a loved one in need of in-home healthcare, we can help!