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When Is It Time to Consider Home Assistance for a Loved One?
Posted: 8/8/2013 9:12 PM by
In-home healthcare is usually considered when someone can’t live safely and comfortably without support services. Home assistance might also be appropriate when a patient requires specific skilled medical services, such as physical therapy or intravenous medications. A doctor or some other healthcare professional may suggest this type of care.
In addition to being emotionally comfortable in the patient’s own environment,
is usually less expensive than care provided in medical facilities. However, access to healthcare facilities or hospitals is still available if required.
If a time comes when home assistance is needed, it’s important to research and compare several licensed agencies. There are significant differences in how agencies operate. You’ll need to find one that suits your needs better than the others. There are two broad categories of home assistance, based on length:
Short-Term Care: This often follows injury or illness. The aim is to provide the necessary medical services to help a patient recover, regain the ability to function, restore the ability to care for him or herself, and to become as independent as possible.
Long-Term Care: This type of home assistance is for patients who are permanently or seriously disabled, or chronically ill. The aim of long-term care is to help patients maintain their highest level of function and to help them learn to adjust to, and manage, the changes that have occurred as a result of their disability or illness.
home assistance providers
employ a variety of professionals to deliver services. In addition to home health aide and nursing care, they can arrange for other specialized services.
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