When a loved one needs more support than family members can provide when it comes to their health, home health aides are often a great solution. An aide will go to your loved one's home as often as their health requires in order to perform hands-on personal care as assigned by an RN and assistance with other recovery-related activities. For a patient, especially an elderly person who fears losing independence, accepting this help is difficult. But you can help your loved one adjust to having a home health aide.
Home Health Care Blog
We want the best for our loved ones. This is especially true if they’ve fallen ill or have had to have medical procedures done. Surgeries and illnesses now have short hospital stays with an extended outpatient or home health care for the recovery.
Some scenarios where that might apply include:
Today, wound care has risen to become one of the fastest growing needs for home care services. This growth can be largely attributed to the fact that more than one-third of all home care admissions today are wound-related.
A person living with diabetes needs to be supported and encouraged by those they love to effectively contral and manage their diabetes.
Elderly individuals who have diabetes are especially vulnerable to the effects of poor diabetes care as they are more likely to forget to check their blood glucose levels or have difficulty reading prescription bottles.
Often following a serious injury, illness, or acute condition, a patient is able to recover more comfortably and faster with home health services in the comfort of his or her own home.
From a less caring standpoint, hospitals might recommend sending a patient home to lower their own insurance costs and to free up more room in the hospital to admit more patients.