Nana Adjoa Konadu Attiah
Home Health Care Services: The Revolution of Personalized Health Care
Health is the most intangible aspect of an individual’s life. Taking care of your health is a privilege most people do not acknowledge. To some, taking care of their health has been impossible without a primary caregiver. However, for others, health may take a turn for the worse at a point in life and render them incapable of handling their needs. It is at this point in life that we realize “time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.” – Denis Waitley
Traditionally when plagued with the perils of an illness, the first step is to visit a hospital to receive the required care. For some diseases, this may be a day or two; for others, it may be several weeks or even months. What do you do when you have a severe injury that requires frequent wound dressing? How about rehabilitation to reacquaint you with your daily routine? What of a chronic illness that renders you incapable of managing your health? Or the mere need for assistance with health and a need for companionship? The hospital may be the first point of care, but how convenient is it to stay there for weeks or months? The hospital cannot be your new home or home away from home; talk less of the bills that come with staying there.
Home Health Care Service is the revolutionization of traditional hospital care and takes a more personalized approach tailored to patients’ comfort. Home health care services bring the hospital to your home and the healthcare providers to you. One may wonder what home health care services encompass; this is an umbrella term used to describe skilled and non-skilled care services that can be provided in the comfort of your home. Home health care services may either be home health care or home care.
What is Home Health Care?
Home health care is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury (Medicare.gov). The services are usually skilled health services provided by professional healthcare workers. Services may be provided by skilled nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, etc.
What is Home Care?
Home care is supportive care provided to an individual with special needs or the aged in their homes (Medline.gov). This type of care usually includes companionship, respite care, or help with daily tasks like hygiene maintenance and meal prep. Services may be provided by home health aides, professional caregivers, etc.
“Home Health Care Services bring the hospital to your home and the healthcare providers to you.”
Why Home Health Care Service is the Revolution of Personalized Health Care
When we say home health care service is the revolution of personalized health care, we mean giving patients the autonomy to choose how they want to be cared for and giving them the comfort of healing in an environment they are familiar with and secure in. In addition, it takes a more personal approach to dealing with patients by creating relationships with their healthcare providers. Some reasons why you should consider home health care services are:
It is cost-effective and more affordable than hospital care.
Hospital and office visits are reduced.
Family and friends can regularly visit, which prevents isolation.
It is personalized care tailored to patient needs.
It helps to provide relief for family caregivers.
Promotes healing and reduces the risk of infections.
If you have been considering home health care services, this is your cue to try it now. Ultimately, the goal is for you to get better, regain your independence while becoming as self-sufficient as possible, and at least help you maintain your current level of function.
Choose Shadai Home Health Services for the best care!