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What are The Different Types of Home Health Care Services?

Are you considering homecare assistance for you or your loved one? You may be wondering whether this type of care will meet the needs of you or your loved one. Many people imagine that homecare is only necessary for those that have suffered serious injuries or that are chronically ill. While these people benefit most from this type of care, it is not limited to these situations. Many people benefit from this type of care in helping with day to day tasks. In fact, homecare assistance can be tailored to meet your specific needs and requirements. Below we discuss some of the services that are available through homecare services.

  • Physician care

If you or your loved one is ill, you can take advantage of in-home care to have a doctor visit you at your location. In-home physician visits allow for qualified and experienced doctors to make regular house calls. A licensed physician can diagnose and treat your illness or that of your loved one from the comfort of your home. They will also make periodic visits to review your healthcare needs.

House calls are a great way to access quality healthcare whenever you need it. You will receive specialized care in the safety and comfort of your home.

  • Nursing care

Nursing care is one of the most common types of in-home care services that people request for. These services make it possible for you to gain access to a nursing assistant or registered nurse. These professionals work under the guidance and instruction of a licensed physician to provide those under their care with individualized care and assistance. Nurses attend to needs such as IV therapy, wound dressing, pain management, medication administration and other health support needs.

  • Physical and occupational therapy

Aging, injury or illness can result in some patients having to learn various motor skills once again. For example, persons with spinal injuries may need to learn how to walk or hold items with their hands. A person that has suffered a stroke may have to relearn how to speak. The elderly may require physical therapy to improve their range of motion and thus improve their mobility and strength. Occupation and physical therapy professionals can make home visits to perform therapy that is tailored to your specific needs and requirements. Patients are able to undergo treatment in the comfort of their homes. They are able to improve the quality of their lives and regain the ability to perform their day to day tasks.

  • Companionship

When a person is bound to their homes due to illness or injury, their social circles are limited to those that live within the home.  This means that they may be left at home and alone for long periods. These people can begin to feel lonely and this can affect their mental and physical health. In-home assistance services aren’t only about meeting the physical health needs of the patient but also their psychological and emotional needs. These services provide the elderly, sick and injured with the companionship they need to avoid feeling lonely. Visits from the caregiver will help to provide the patient with social stimulation and the company they crave. Caregivers can help patients attend social events or activities too. For example, the caregiver can accompany the patient to the park or a social center where they can interact with others.

  • Social services

Social services involve having a social worker visit the home in order to ensure that the needs of the patient are being met. Whether you or your loved one are in need of certain resources such as counseling or other benefits, your social client care supervisor can make recommendations to help you access the services you need. Your social client care supervisor will also make continual visits to ensure that you or your loved one’s needs are being met and will also work to identify ways to meet any other needs that may arise in future.

If you’re searching for in-home care for seniors, contact Companion Care. We offer high quality in-home care services designed to meet the individual needs of those under our care. Get in touch with us to learn more about what we offer and how we can help.

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