Home Health Care

Various Types of Home Health Care Services

Our life is dedicated to our dear & near ones. We can sacrifice many things for the sake of their well being. And what if somebody very close to our heart gets injured or ill? We get worried. We want to choose the best way of treatment. We want to give him/her the best possible support. We make sure that we are providing with homely atmosphere during the phase of recovery. However, this atmosphere is not possible to get in every hospital. When that's not possible we take decision to get him/her home for treatment. And now-a-days it is possible to get almost all kinds of treatment at the comfort zone of our home.
Home Healthcare services are growing with time. There are many types of services available to give us the peace of mind that we have our spouse or child or whoever is under treatment, is in front of our eyes always and getting well in a cozy, comfortable atmosphere.
So, in which cases we can depend on Home Healthcare services? It is good to be aware of the types of Home Healthcare services available so that we can make the right decision when needed.
Physician Care:
The appointed physician may visit the patient at home for initial diagnosis and follow up checking.
Nursing Care:
A registered nurse may be appointed for almost whole day and for the whole period of recovery. The services provided by the nurse may include monitoring the factors causing illness, tracking the improvement, handling emergency problems, medication, wound dressing etc.
Sometimes nursing care may include helping patient in all the daily works like eating, bathing, and dressing while keeping the medical aspects in mind.
Physiotherapy, Speech therapy:
In case of any accident or paralysis qualified physiotherapist may visit at home to provide some kind of massage treatments to help gain or restore normal functionality of the organ or the portion of the body. Some special equipment is necessary for some special kind of physiotherapy treatments. Those equipments should be arranged at home.
Sometimes after recovering from severe illness, patient may find difficulty in speech. Speech therapist would visit home and make the patient practice some speech therapy techniques to return to normal state. Speech therapy specially has proved to be more effective when done at home. It gives mental comfort to the patient and recovery becomes faster.
Counseling:
Psychiatrists may visit the patient at home to provide some counseling service to help the patient recover from any mental shock. But in some extreme cases it may not be always possible to arrange all the necessary equipment needed for the treatment at home. Counseling at home may be required to help patient regain the self-confidence after a period of severe illness.
Dietary support:
Dietitian may monitor the diet of the patient at home to ensure fast and healthy recovery of the patient.
Home Companionship:
Patient may feel lonely at home if nobody at home all the day. Some worker may be appointed to give company to the patient as well as to help in all household works.
Meal or Medication Delivery:
People are available to give timely delivery of meal or medical aides needed for the patient to make it easy for single person when ill.

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