As tough as it may be to enlist the help of a “stranger” when it comes to caring for our patient or loved ones at home, sometimes it’s for the best. Having a home health care personnelcome to the home to provide professional care will bring some benefits to both the patient and the family. Under listed, are some of the top reasons to choose Home Health.
| 1. Home care is comfortable.
“Every study done has shown that people would prefer to stay in their home,” says Constance Row, executive director of the American Academy of Home Care Physicians. There is familiarity and comfort of being in one’s own environment surrounded by their loved ones. She notes, “It’s a type of quality care that people would want for their senior relatives.”2. In Home Care Promotes Healing.“I know that our clients enjoy a much better quality of life which many families have said helped to extend the lives of their loved ones,” says Dr. Amara Ike Okoye, Clinical Director of Prompt Home Health Limited, a Home Healthcare Agency. “We focus on healing the mind, not just the body. In many circumstances, the person rehabilitates better in the home. They are in a familiar environment and are more comfortable.”3. In Home Care Is Safe.“Many risks such as infection are eliminated or minimized when health care is given at home,” says Dr. Amara. Professional home Health by professional caregivers can help prevent issues that may become very serious within the home. One example includes preventing falls in the home. Older patients may be too weak or dizzy from medication and fall when they’re cleaning or bathing.
4. In Home Care Allows The Maximum Amount Of Freedom For The Patient.
Patients at home may be engaged with their typical daily activities as their health permits. Plus it allows patients to receive care in the least restrictive environment. “This is the most conducive to patient-centered care which allows individuals the most control over the care they’ll receive and the manner in which they receive it. An important point is that patients want to be a more active participant in their own care.
5. It Eases Burdens On The Family.
“Given the option, most patients want to go home earlier from the hospital to recuperate,”Dr. Amara. They want to go home to their own environment with their loved ones and have someone provide them with the care they’ll need in order to reach their maximum level of function. Dr. Amara continues, “Families are willing to have their loved ones with them, but may feel inadequate or unable to provide their loved ones with the help that they might need.” Private home health care services offer them the assistance these families need.
6. Home care is personalized
|According to Funke Adams, RN, a home health care nurse with Prompt Home Health, “the best reason to choose home care is because the care that will be received in the home will be individualized to each patient according to their specific needs.” Essentially home care is tailored to the needs of each patient as they receive one-on-one attention. 7. Home health is cost-effective|
The comparably low cost of home care is another important factor. Home care helps to reduce medical cost without loss of quality of care. By bringing health services home, the patient does not generate board or room expenses. Care is tailored to the needs of the client, and delivered on a one-to-one basis.