How Using Home Assistance Can Improve Your Health
Posted: 12/12/2013 6:59 PM by
Being in a facility such as a nursing home can be very depressing for patients in need of regular healthcare. One of the big reasons many people choose to use home assistance is for their mental well-being. Patients are more relaxed in their own home, where they have more comfort, familiarity, and control over their environment. Studies have shown a strong connection between mental health and physical health. This connection is discussed in this article published by Stanford Medicine.
People suffering from anxiety and depression are at a greater risk for developing diabetes, asthma, and heart problems, among other physical ailments. These people report more hospital visits and medical attention than those without mental illnesses. Anxiety and depression can slow the healing process, as well. When patients are treated in the comfort of their own home, depression and anxiety are less likely to occur.
Using home assistance can directly influence your physical health in other ways. Home assistance provides many check-ups and medical procedures in the home. For those without home assistance, there are concerns about transportation when frequent doctors’ appointments are necessary. Patients are often not in a condition to drive themselves and are on their own in finding means to transport themselves. Even if family and friends nearby are able and willing to take up the task, frequent or lengthy traveling is exhausting, as many a seasoned traveler can testify. This is true for people who are healthy, and especially for those with medical needs. Persistent exhaustion is not healthy. One of the most important factors in overcoming or managing an illness is to get enough rest, and this is difficult to achieve if the patient is constantly in transport to take care of their various medical needs.
If you need home assistance in Mooresville NC or would simply like more information, contact us at Interim HealthCare of the Carolinas. We provide professional care services to meet your unique needs. We’re available 24 hours a day to assist you!
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