Home care is a kind of care given to senior citizens at their homes by Nurses/Doctors. It can also be recommended for young patients who need less hospital care.
If you are fortunate to have sick elder ones at home and you are still wondering why you should consider using home care health provider, see some of the reasons you should below.
Home care is delivered at home.
When we are not feeling well, most of us ask to be at home. We enjoy the sanctity of our residences and the joy of being with our loved ones. When our loved ones are ill we try to get them home and out of the hospital as soon as possible.
Home care keeps families together.
This is particularly important in times of illness. The ties of responsibility and caring can be severed by hospitilization.
Home care promotes healing.
There is scientific evidence that many patients heal faster at home. Home care is safe. Many risks, such as infection, are eliminated or minimized when care is given at home.
Home care allows for the maximum amount of freedom for the individual. Patients at home remain as engaged with their usual daily activities as their health permits.
Home care promotes continuity.
The patient’s own physician continues to oversee his or her care. Home care is personalized and tailored to the needs of each individual. Patients receive one-on-one care and attention.
Home care is less expensive than other forms of care, especially lenghty inpatient hospitilization.
Faster release from hospital
With home care, patients can come home sooner from the hospital. Since the services of nurses, doctors, therapists, social workers and caregivers can follow patients home, they don’t have to stay in the hospital as long.
Substitute for hospital or nursing home
In some cases—depending on the severity of an illness or disability — home care can substitute for other forms of institutionalized care, including hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Involvement with treatment
Both the patient and family members can be more intimately involved with the patient’s treatment at home—helping to administer medications, working with the patient on physical therapy and coaching them on their recovery.
Being at home is simply more comfortable for most people than being in an unfamiliar place. They have their photographs, books, bed, bath, kitchen, telephone, television; everything is in its place, which in studies has proven to be an effective emotional healer.
Research has shown that recovery can be faster at home than in the hospital, particularly if there is good quality, skilled home health care available to the patient.
Patients enjoy a much better quality of life which many families have said helped to extend the lives, health & happiness of their loved ones. They are in a familiar environment around their family in both their home and community in which they’ve lived for many years. This is particularly true with individuals suffering from dementia.