If You Are Recovering from Surgery, You Can Get Personal Care in Your Own Home

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Posted: 10/3/2013 8:45 PM by Interim HealthCare
When a patient is in need of intermittent medical assistance, home healthcare professionals can help. Intermittent care enables a patient to receive high quality healthcare only when it’s required, thereby eliminating the expense of full time, 24/7 care. Whether someone is managing a disease or illness or recovering from surgery, personal care, support services and rehabilitation can be provided in the comfort of the patient’s home.

Personal care resources and programs include:
  • Skilled Nurses: Regular, scheduled visits by an RN (registered nurse) or an LPN/LVN (licensed practical or vocational nurse) to ensure professional and appropriate care is given while also attending to all the patient’s clinical needs.
  • CHHAs (Certified Home Health Aides): They provide help with personal care and daily living activities, under the supervision of an RN.
  • Ostomy and Wound Care: The patient gets personal care for pressure and/or surgery wounds, as well as education on self-care. New colostomy patients are given advice and information.
  • Home Care Management: In collaboration with a doctor, the personal care team provides services for chronic and acute illnesses. They work with the patient to formulate an individual care management plan that meets his or her needs. Such a program is accompanied by disease management and clinical pathways programs.
  • Disease Management: A combination of education and assistance is given to provide more effective and efficient care to reduce the long- or short-term complications of conditions like stroke, diabetes and cancer.
  • Mental Health: A personal care program can also include mental illnesses such as dementia, Alzheimer’s and other disorders. A professional caregiver spends time with the patient to develop a plan of care tailored to his or her goals.

If you need personal care 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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