Home care is a form of health care service provided where a patient lives. Patients can receive home care services whether they live in their own homes, with or without family members. The purpose of home care is to promote, maintain, or restore a patient’s health and reduce the effects of disease or disability. Patient may require home care services that may range from such homemaking services as cooking or cleaning to skilled medical care. Some patients require home health aides or personal care attendants to help them with activities of daily living (ADL). This will allows them to feel more comfortable and less anxious. One of the major advantages of home health care is that it costs less than keeping a patient in the hospital. Deciding between home health care and health care at a medical facility can be a tough decision. Some people may be concerned that they won’t get the same quality care at home that they’d get in the hospital, but according to the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, home health care can provide many services with the same level of quality received in a health care setting. Receiving services at home can also make a positive impact in the mental and emotional wellbeing of the patient. Most patients are more comfortable in their own homes, community based health care services are giving patients more options for assistance at home. First Care of New York Inc., we strive for excellence through our careful consideration to customized and affordable care. We are also contracted with an array of health care providers to insure quality service in the New York City regions our premier workforce provides home care to individuals and families who are unable to care for themselves due to medical illness or health conditions. We have several programs that provide individualized care to our clients. Our Certified Home Health Aides assist homebound individuals with their personal care, measure, and report vital signs, assist with rehabilitation support, and perform light household duties. Certified Personal Care Aides assist in personal care and hygiene and perform light household duties such as shopping, laundry, etc. Homemakers enhance traditional living in a family unit; they help families care for their children when the parents are unable to do so due to illness. Finally, Live-In Care is a combination of both Home Health Aides and Personal Care Aides task assignment varies upon physician and social worker care plan that is personalized to each client in order to provide accurate care. We at First Care of New York, pride ourselves on our ability to provide customized home health care services for all of our clients. Careful attention is given to identify each client needs by providing effective and affordable services to our clients every step of the way. Our aim is to provide a consistent high standard of care that will enable our clients to continue living safely and independently in their own homes, without being forced to move into a care home. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=1785784&ca=Wellness%2C+Fitness+and+Diet
Helping you choose your home care service When you can see which home care service makes the most sense, making the right decision becomes a lot easier. We know what caring for a loved one is like and we will do everything to ensure you have the best care that you need and help you find a way to afford it. Check out more details on the different home care services: • Elderly Care • Dementia Care • Overnight Home Care Why do people use Home Care? • A home carer is more than a medic, they help & listen • It’s affordable with Tax Relief and HSE grants available • Carers are professionals, who really care about people • With home care; no hospitals, no fuss – just peace of mind Looking after the Elderly – Old age can have its benefits too! Do you need basic help with everyday tasks? Somebody you can talk to and who will always listen to you? How about someone who’ll listen, while helping you feel better about things? Whether it’s a few of hours helping with chores, or bathing and bringing you down to the shops, we will be there. Apart from basic tasks, are you looking for somebody who will take care of your health as well? Your friend-carer will look after the following: • Overall personal care • Respite care • Convalescence care • Dementia care • Early Alzheimer care • Help with incontinence care • Cooking and preparing meals • Monitor diet and prepare favoured fresh meals • Clean and vacuum • Companionship, friendship, conversation • Home hairdressing • Arrange everyday appointments • Pay and monitor bills • Help write and post letters • Monitor medications • Answering the door • Answering the phone • Evenings or days out to socialize • Road newspapers and books for you • Take you out shopping or just shop for you • Help try on, and choose clothing and footwear • Help with wheelchair or walking • Help look after pets and plants • Take you to the doctors or hospital appointments • Supervise any work carried out by other people, builders, painters etc� • Washing and ironing of clothes • Getting the morning paper • Rental and return of DVDs or videos • Get to know your neighbors and friends • Plan special birthday and Christmas days with your friends and family or another family • Regular bed changes Dementia Care – Sometimes it seems beyond reason. We know how frustrating it can be when reason goes out the door, especially when you are not trained to deal with it. The emotional strain, of dealing with someone not always rational, can be quite daunting. Professional carers are trained with people, who may have bouts of dementia, in a loving and caring manner. Apart from basic tasks, are you looking for somebody who will take care of your health as well? People who are convalescing or those suffering from a serious disease who need a well-qualified carer who will become their friend at the same time, will probably choose this type of home care. Dementia Care service includes Elderly Care with the addition of ~ • Overall personal care • Respite care • Convalescence care • Dementia care • Early Alzheimer care • Help with incontinence care Live in Care You are probably looking for a service to suit you in a professional and affordable manner. One-off Care Would you prefer care on a one-off basis? Maybe it’s just night at the opera, the bingo or just some company, we are happy to be there for you. Overnight Home Care Night time can have its own demands! Is it overnight care what you need, so that you can sleep in peace, knowing that all is safe and well? Maybe you can afford the time to spend all day caring for someone you love. You also need your sleep and we know how draining it can be if you are on duty all night as well! You can stay with your family member for the whole day but than you need to come back home and spend quality time with your own family as well. Overnight Care • Help in and out of bed • Monitor client during the night • Wash & dress next morning • Prepare breakfast & clean up Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=298609&ca=Home+Management
Do you have unsightly spider veins on your legs that you want to treat naturally? While there are many vein solutions in Austin, TX, many medical procedures can be costly and painful. This is why a number of people opt for a natural solution.
If you’re looking for a way to minimize the appearance of spider veins, here are a few at-home remedies you may want to try. But first, it’s best to understand what spider veins are in the first place.
What Are Spider Veins?
These veins are small, swollen blood vessels that can be seen through the skin. They are called spider veins because they look like a thin web. This thin web of veins is purple or red, and more often than not, it can be seen underneath the skin on the thighs, face, legs, and ankles. The purple or red color is the result of stagnant blood that accumulates in the veins when it flows backwards from the heart.
Why do spider veins occur? This is a question that many sufferers ask. There are a number of reasons that spider veins happen, including the following:
• Old age
• Gender (women tend to be prone to spider veins more than men)
• Slow blood circulation
• Spending a lot of time on your feet
• Hormonal changes or imbalances
Spider veins are not only unsightly, but they can be painful too. Many people think only varicose veins are agonizing, but because the legs can swell and become hot, heavy, and itchy with spider veins, it can also be quite uncomfortable to deal with this condition. This is why many people seek relief. It’s not just for cosmetic appearances.
Increase Your Vitamin C Intake
Did you know that vitamin C is a key factor in strengthening blood vessels, while improving circulation? Vitamin C is an antioxidant that can be taken in supplement form or by eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables that have a lot of vitamin C. Oranges are a great source of vitamin C either eaten or as juice.
Eat Foods with Lycopene
Like vitamin C, lycopene is an antioxidant that helps tissues recover from tissue damage and protects cells. To improve blood flow and prevent or reduce the appearance of spider veins, consider eating foods that are rich in lycopene. Tomatoes have a lot of lycopene as does the exotic fruit known as guava. Lycopene is also known to be a natural sunscreen. So, not only are you improving the appearance of your spider veins and increasing your circulation when you eat foods rich in lycopene, but you’re protecting your skin from the sun.
Make a Vinegar Compress
Have your veins suddenly become red or purple overnight or over a period of time? Apply apple cider vinegar to the veins with a clean cloth. Keep the cloth on the veins for 30 minutes. Do this twice a day. Continue to treat the veins with the apple cider vinegar compress until the veins regain their normal appearance.
Consult with Your Doctor
Before attempting natural solutions to treat spider veins, it is a good idea to speak with your primary care physician. Spider veins can be relatively harmless, but if you’re prone to circulatory problems because of another condition like diabetes, heart disease, or another medical problem, your doctor will want to make sure that there isn’t a larger problem at play.
If these natural solutions do not work, consider alternative vein solutions in Austin, TX. These solutions may or may not include surgery. Surgery is often reserved for varicose veins, but your doctor may be able to use laser or other innovative treatments to improve the appearance of your spider veins.
Unless you were around in the 1950’s you probably don’t know that it was common to see a man carrying a small black bag knock on a neighbor’s door. Who would it have been? Today you might think, insurance salesman, Amway salesman or even political office seeker. Would it surprise you to know that it was the family doctor?
Back in those days physicians would often visit patient’s homes to render care. Most everyone thought it was good idea, but this convenience seemed to vanish as doctors became increasingly inundated with patients during the baby boom.
There wouldn’t be much to this story on house calls and medical services in the home if it were not for an organization known as Family Home Care and Hospice (FHCH) of Spokane, WA. A home health agency, FHCH serves patients in Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington State. The company has launched a new service offering primary medical care in patients’ homes. The new service, aptly named “House Calls”, will offer a wide range of primary care services including diagnosing medical conditions, check-ups, drawing blood, prescribing medications and monitoring of medications. House Calls patients may continue to receive their on-going and follow up care from the House Calls medical professional or their care can be coordinated with or referred back to their regular physician.
FHCH providers are Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP) who have been specially trained and licensed to provide in-home medical services. The ARNP staff at FHC prefers to visit a patient in their home rather than in a clinic or hospital setting.
“We love this program because it allows us to spend more time with our patients,” said Carol Charles, ARNP. “When we can get to know them more closely and see how they’re living, we can many times recommend treatment options that will fit more closely with the patient’s lifestyle. This is an advantage for the patient that isn’t possible at a hospital or clinic.”
The House Calls service is perfect for bed ridden or home-bound patients or patients who have difficulty getting to the doctor’s office. However, the service is not restricted merely to the home-bound, but can be utilized by anyone in the community who would like primary care medical services to be performed in their home.
“Certainly the greatest need for the service is among the elderly,” said Alicia Bowman Primary Care Coordinator for FHCH, “but the service is not restricted that group alone. We also see a goodly number of younger patients.”
In FHCH’s primary market area, as in many communities across the country, there are no services which provide primary medical care on an in-home basis. This means that, without the House Calls service, many patients will not see a medical professional until their condition becomes serious enough that emergency treatment is needed. Even in the best cases, home-bound patients often postpone their medical care long enough that their conditions have worsened. The availability of quality in-home medical care is essential to the continued health of these patients.
The demand for a House Calls style service in the Spokane area is vigorous. The situation is likely much the same in other markets. The increasing population of elderly patients across the nations means that such in-home services will be required in most communities across the country.
The expertise and systems for programs like House Calls are found in the many home health agencies in communities throughout our country,” added Michael Nowling, President of FHCH. “If home health agencies throughout the nation took on this challenge, it would be a tremendous help to our elderly residents and would also represent a significant decrease in the load currently being experienced by hospital emergency rooms and ER staff.”
The largest privately owned home health agency in it’s market area, Family Home Care and Hospice has been seeing patients in the Inland Northwest for more than 40 years. Family Home Care and Hospice has been honored by Medicare as one of the top 1 percent of home health agencies in Washington State. They have also been recognized as being among the top five percent of home health agencies in the nation.
Non Medical Home care in the United States is one of the fastest growing small businesses. Home Care services are delivered to approximately 7.6 million individuals with projected annual expenditures of $48.3 billion in 2007. If you own a Non Medical Home Care business or if you are considering starting one, you must know what your potential clients needs are. Home care is a broad term that describes a wide variety of health related services provided in the home setting. Home care is health care brought to your home to maintain or restore your health and well-being. What Your Clients Want For Non-Medical Home Care clients, the motivations are all about taking care of someone that they care about. What drives those motivations is comfort level with you. Your potential client wants to FEEL like you care. It is easy to write about the services that you offer. It is much harder to dig down deep and use your words to turn marketing collateral material into a meaningful message that your company is the company that they want to trust to take care of someone that they love. Don’t’ just explain your services, talk about them and why you offer them. Before any client does business with you as a Non-Medical Home Care professional, they want to know that this is more than just a profession for you, and that they will be more than just a replaceable business opportunity. By contracting with you, they are offering to let you into their home to take care of them or someone that they care about. Keeping It Real As with any message, you can go overboard with the message of care. Trying to make the case that the parent is as well off with you as they are with their family probably isn’t going to win you any new friends… or clients! Family caregivers want to be supported, not replaced. This is not to say however, that you can abandon professionalism in working with your clients. You can be the most wonderfully personal and nice person that they have talked to, but if they sense that you lack professional courtesy and responsibility, it is all for nothing. If they wanted to just hire a really nice person, there is probably an unemployed cousin somewhere in the family who would gladly sit around and collect a paycheck. Professionalism is an absolute must. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=22476&ca=Marketing
Home Care Service should mean what it says. Unfortunately, as we now know from so many revelations, the standards of care were not all that one might reasonably expect and, indeed, in some cases were horribly, unpleasant experiences for those who were so dependent on them for their comfort, safety and welfare.
Key Factors to Keep in Mind
Those in the business of providing Home Care Services need to be mindful of some critical issues and concerns that will be key factors in the minds of potential customers.Unless they are aware of those issues they may very well fall short of expectations and fail to gain the confidence of the clients but they might also, unwittingly, be participating in spreading a negative image of their services to a wider community.
Understanding Your Customer
It is of critical importance to have a comprehensive and insightful understanding of the critical factors that will influence the customer. This will inform the thinking of the provider in shaping and constructing the type and level of service it is intended to provide in the first instance and so put in place something for which there is an identifiable need and demand. Providing an identifiable need does not necessarily equate with the assumption that there is or will be a demand for it. The latter will depend on other variables, such as price, convenience, standards, that may be the deciding factor is availing of the service. When it comes to the provision of Home Care Services there are more personal and perhaps, more intimate considerations that need to be factored into consideration.
The Human Side of Enterprise
Some of these considerations might include a situation where an elderly person cannot be properly or safely managed in their own home and may very well be reluctant to leave that home and go into a new and, to them, a threatening environment. They cherish their independence; they cherish their family and feel they are being cut off; they feel they will no longer have their own space and things around them; they cannot have their cat or dog with them; they will not see their family members that often. The reality is, of course, they are not clients or customers. They are fathers, mothers, grandmothers, brothers, sisters, soldiers, teachers, firemen, doctors, farmers. They are real live people it is important that the innate dignity of the human person is always respected.
Habits of the Consumer
Why do we, frequently perhaps, or invariably pass a store that has the product or service we wish to purchase and travel much further to acquire it? Why are we sometimes prepared to pay more for a product or service when we know we could acquire it at a cheaper price? Why, even if it is an identical product or service will be choose to go elsewhere than the most convenient supplier to purchase it?
Small Business Owners
Anyone, Small Business Owners in particular, need to be aware of the psychological factors that help inform those decisions, if seriously interested and concerned about attracting clients and customers. It is necessary to distinguish Small Business Owners from the Giants in the marketplace as the latter have, as part of their DNA, the innate skills, competencies and experience available to them to carry out extensive market research and apply the latest insights and understandings into every part of the marketing strategies.
The Home Care Service Market
Home Care Services, as alluded to earlier, are in a particularly sensitive niche and need to be thoroughly understanding of the mindset of potential client’s needs as well as those who, perhaps, might be acquiring the service for their loved one and who may be paying for the service.
The providers, usually in the small to medium size business category, endeavour to provide a service that will address the needs of clients. What should those services include when specifically providing Home Care Services?. Of necessity, first amongst those must rank, Safety. It speaks for itself, perhaps, but it must be of primary importance. In addition to the standard Health & Safety issues, it ought also to include sufficient medical and nursing staff appropriate to the number of residents. One would expect, the highest levels of hygiene and cleanliness. Again, the highest levels of personal care, including insistence on attributes of empathy, sensitivity, patience, capacity to listen and understanding in those caring for the clients.
What has all of this got to do with Advertising Home Care Services? Everything, actually. When considering how to advertise a product or service we are planning for that advertisement to be productive. It should attract more leads, more clients to that service. From the business owners perspective that should generate more transactions, more income and more profit. From the potential clients perspective it should convey a clear, unambiguous message of the quality of service being offered.
It is easier to do this when the service being offered and this applies to all businesses, is authentically presenting its wares and offering good quality and, especially, good value as measured over the range of care and attention offered and delivered to its clients.
A critical part of the advertising process is the research into the demographics of the city, town or community wherein it is proposed to operate the Home Care Service. What is the profile of the community? What is the predominant age profile? What is the economic profile? Are there other competitors in the market area? Get to know what your potential market is like and what are there predominant wants and needs. If it is a predominantly a community with a majority of senior citizens, then there may not be very high demand for Nursery Schools or stores carrying Lego. Be sensible about it and be a thorough as you can be.
Online Market Place
There is not much sense talking about advertising without mentioning the necessity for a good, online shop window – your website. You need to provide your prospects with an opportunity of knowing where you are, what you have to offer and convince them that if value is what they are searching for, then the have found it. You would be missing out on a great opportunity without a good Website. Also, you would be ignoring the growing trend of consumers to search and research, from the comfort of their own home, their office or indeed, their App, for wherever they are looking for and find the location of the product or service. They have looked up the quality, price, delivery policy and looked at customer feedback reports on the site.
Who You Are
In the Website for Home Care Service, where you convey the message that it is virtually, Home from Home, you will under, “About US” link, tell who you are, your experience, qualifications and commitment to the service you provide; list your staff and their individual qualifications; list the ratio of staff to clients; list awards, recognition and feedback from current or past clients. List as many answers as you can anticipate questions.
Talk to People
Do not neglect to network. Tell anyone interested in what you do, in as short a sentence as you can construct, the core nature of your activity but emphasize its distinctive quality. Tell them, in a simple phrase, what it is that makes your Home Care Service, qualitatively superior to any other in the market. Tell them in a way that leaves them in no doubt that your Home Care Service is the one they would choose for the loved ones and for themselves.
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Parents are the only two people in the world whom you can trust, rely upon at all times – good and bad. No matter what financial, social or personal trouble you are going through, parents act like your pillars of strength, they are always by your side to care for you. They spend a major part of their life looking after you and making sure that all your needs are taken care of. However, as they get old, age starts taking its toll on them and they need to be looked after by you. Same is the case with other elderly family members.
You may think that you will be able to take care of them yourself but gradually your work and personal commitments curb your time and you are left with no time to devote in their service. You are then left to choose between two options, either send them to an old age home where many people of their age live together or take the assistance of elderly home care services.
Going to an old age home is not really what any elderly family member would want. It is akin to sending your young kid to a boarding school. Though they may find many others of their age group to mingle with they will always miss being near to you. Taking the help of elderly home care services seem the better of the two choices most of the times. This way their needs, however small or big are fulfilled. They also get to live with their loved ones which is what they want more than anything else in this world.
Hiring the elderly home care services also save you the commute time from your house to the old age home. If the old care home is at a farther distance from your house then it may not always be feasible for you to go and meet them on regular intervals. Also it will make them feel like you are beginning to forget them. Love and care are the only two things the elderly expect from their children. Another thing that might bother you against sending them to an old age home facility is the kind of treatment they will receive there; there is always a nagging doubt in your mind as to whether they are being looked after well However if they stay at home, they will always be in front of your eyes and you will be able to see the care being given by the elderly home care services’ staff.
So if you care for your elders and want to give them the love and respect they deserve, elderly home care services is the best option for you.
Elderly home care services are designed to help parents who are getting old. It helps parents with special needs to recover without leaving the comfort of their home.
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The rule of nature is that everything and everyone will grow old with time. The process of ageing is irreversible. You may be running around with bundle of energy today but with the passage of time you too will grow old and have to be taken care of by someone else. Similarly, your parents too would have done all you are doing now. But now they are old and need your time and attention. Unfortunately you have become busy and have very less time to take care of them and as a result are worrying about them. Giving 100% attention to your loved ones is almost impossible in today’s times. So, to fill the gap, home care services for seniors have come into existence and they do a yeomen service to the elderly.
It would be extremely heart breaking for most seniors to leave their home and stay at a home care for the rest of their lives. To leave them all alone until you return back home from work is also painful. You will not be at peace at work as you are likely to keep thinking about the safety of your loved ones. Hence, in such a situation, a live-in care service can take your place at home and offer personal care for a nominal charge. A home care service can provide you with a person who can stay at your place and look after your loved ones with due care and respect without affecting their self respect.
The live-in care professional will be able to provide you with a number of services that include the following:
a) He/she can assist the seniors with the day to day household chores namely: cooking nutritious food, taking care of laundry, cleaning utensils, house, etc.
b) When seniors are unable to do their own work, these professionals do feed them, give them bath, dress them up and also take care of errands, etc.
c) Few alterations may be required to be done at your homes to ensure the safety of your loved ones. Therefore, these services will tell you what has to be done so that your loved ones do not meet with any mishaps.
d) Live in care person will get to know the full medical history of the senior at home. Accordingly, he/she will plan for appointments with the doctor and refill the medicines when needed.
e) Apart from the above, the service provider will take care of mailing posts if any and also will arrange for any visits that your loved ones wishes to do to their friends or relatives place.
Home care services for seniors make sure that the social life of the seniors is not affected. They are fully dedicated to keep your seniors safe in all the possible ways in your home. So, if you truly feel you are unable to provide personal support to the elders, call up a home care service to help you out. You can trust them fully.
All Nursing Health Services Inc provides professional, kind, and consistent home care services for seniors in Vancouver BC area. For more information, visit the website Allnursing.ca.
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Receiving care in the home environment is an understandably attractive proposition for many when they get to a point where they can no longer look after themselves without assistance. Home care services are also seen as a more cost effective option. Residential care homes can be quite a costly option – on average they can cost upwards of £30,000 on an annual basis. And for people without vast personal savings or saleable assets, it’s a massive amount of money. It’s still a large amount of cash in normal circumstances.
In short, home care services can provide a great number of benefits – and not just for the recipients of care either. Of course, the main purpose, as with all forms of care, is to receive a good quality level of care during a difficult time. We’ve taken and detailed four of the main benefits that home care services can provide patients:
No Stressful Moves:
Being faced with a completely new environment is tough; when suffering from an illness it’s made considerably more difficult. The upheaval of moving into a residential care home can prove to be stressful for someone receiving care. It’s not always necessary either. Home care enable patients to remain in a place they know – their own home. It also allows them to be surrounded by their possessions and memories – which can prove to be comforting during a difficult time. There may come a time when a residential care facility, with its specialist care equipment is an absolute necessity. But during the early days, it’s well worth looking into home care services.
Remain Close To Friends and Family:
When suffering from an illness or life-limiting condition, a visit from friends and family can mean an awful lot. Seeing these familiar faces on a regular basis can provide a great boost to someone when they’re ill. These services enable them to continue visiting on a regular basis – at any time of the day. Residential care homes, on the other hand, have set visiting hours, meaning that arranging an on-the-fly visit just isn’t possible.
Build Up Camaraderie:
Yes, the providers of home care services are primarily there to administer care, but they’ll also look to create a bond and build up a rapport with the person they’re caring for. For people who’ve been left housebound by their illness, this factor could have a positive impact, providing them with someone to talk to on a human level – as opposed to an endless slew of medical jargon.
Freedom Of Choice:
With home care services there are a variety of different types available. For example, live in care services are tailored for those with more severe care needs. Under these circumstances, the carer might move into the patient’s home to administer care.
Meanwhile, hourly services are aimed at those who require some additional help, rather than round-the-clock care. Different home care agencies offer different packages. Therefore, it’s worth carrying out some research into the variety of home care services on offer.
Home care services, by their nature, can benefit care recipients in a number of ways. This article looks at just four of these ways. To find out more about care at home, visit Helping Hands.
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Home care services are a blessing for people with disabilities and senior citizens recovering from surgery or suffering from a medical condition. The care provided by professional healthcare workers is naturally more than what family members can give especially where physical therapy and medical care are required.
For a fee, anyone in need of professional care can approach any one of the numerous home care providers. However, it’s important to make sure that the service is qualified to administer such care. Not all states require services to be licensed though it’s a good indication of their expertise. If your state mandates that a license be obtained, ask to check the license.
Accreditation with a government agency is another indicator of reputation and expertise. Approach an independent group that evaluates home care services for a list of top providers. This list will typically feature only those providers which screen employees, with a success rate, how many recommendations it has etc.
What at-home services are there?
For at-home care requirements, there’s a long list of what kind of service can be availed. Clients unable to get out of the house for treatment can have a doctor visit, make a diagnosis, issue treatment, and provide aftercare. Both the treatment and aftercare are usually undertaken by a nurse who may be required to be on call 24/7. The nurse may also be responsible for managing pain control, administering medication, monitoring health and other requirements.
Therapy in the like of physical, speech and occupational therapy are a different type of service. They’re usually sought if you’ve recently been ill or have suffered an injury and need help with recovery. Though the support of family members is very important, they aren’t qualified with aspects of therapy so if you need help with rehabilitation at home, this is the service to avail.
Not every client requires medical help. Some may just need companionship. In this case, it’s possible to approach a home care provider with a request for a companion to have conservations with, go out with and just spend time with. Companions may also perform certain household duties if you can’t manage them.
Medical tests such as x-ray, blood pressure, blood and urine tests can be done at home using portable medical equipment. However, intensive tests are generally taken at hospitals where medical equipment isn’t portable. Still, having small tests done at home is not only more convenient but may be the only way to get them if you can’t get out of the house.
Home care providers offer other non-medical services like transportation and home-delivered meals (Meals on Wheels) for clients who need them. With transportation, the service is available for clients who need to go for physical examinations or treatments to hospitals but can’t drive themselves. As for clients unable to cook for themselves, home-delivered meals can be availed. Providers will also take into account dietary considerations.
The importance of care providers for senior citizens and people with disabilities cannot be ignored. Those of us fortunate to have a family member as a healthcare worker know just how valuable being taken care of is as we attempt to rehabilitate ourselves. For people who don’t have this luxury, professional care providers act as rescuers with the varied services they offer at a reduced cost, all administered by trained healthcare experts.
So are you searching for home care services that can help people live comfortably and safely in their own homes? Southside Care offers excellent home and community aged care, respite care, elderly social services and more. Visit their website southsidecare.org.au for additional details.
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