According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in home healthcare services are set to skyrocket in the coming years. A 25% growth is anticipated in the employment of home health professionals from 2021 to 2031. This is indicative of the increasing popularity of skilled rehabilitation services across the U.S.
In recent years, these services have become prominent for offering a variety of benefits to patients. For starters, they are much more affordable compared to in-hospital care. They are also much more personalized based on individual needs and preferences. Last but not least, they allow a patient the benefit of recovering in a setting they know like the back of their hand.
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Forming the right expectations
Despite the evidently growing popularity of in-home skilled rehabilitation services, many patients may not know what to expect from them. After all, going to and staying in a hospital is still the idea of medical treatment for patients, particularly those belonging to older generations.
In this post, 24|7 Home Health Care experts will take you through what you can truly expect when you sign up for in-home rehabilitation and recovery. By the end of this post, we hope you understand how in-home healthcare is all about holistic healing.
1. Expect your condition to be understood through and through
A medical condition, whether it’s physiological or psychological, can be difficult for people to understand, especially when they don’t have it. For a patient, this can be incredibly difficult, and a sense of loneliness may set in, even though the people around may be trying their best to be supportive.
An in-home healthcare professional typically takes a few days to assess a patient’s true condition, i.e. how the medical condition is interfering with everyday life. This gives the professional the time necessary for understanding what the patients truly need, well beyond the chores of timely medications and physical assistance.
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2. Expect to never fall, slip, or trip
Patients who seek in-home care are typically prone to falling, slipping, and tripping. However, when you choose 24|7 Home Health Care to take proper care of you, you don’t need to worry.
Our expert caregivers have the experience and expertise necessary to understand how high a patient’s probability to fall, slip, or trip is. Based on their understanding, they can make changes that can ensure that you can move around without having to worry about falls, slips, and trips.
Additionally, you can expect expert recommendations regarding fall prevention aids, which are specifically designed to prevent patients from falling. So, take the 24|7 Home Health Care advantage and stay on your feet.
3. Expect regular vitals checks
If your medical condition has taken a significant toll on your physical health, your vitals need frequent checking. Your vitals are inclusive of blood pressure, temperature, weight, heart rate, hydration, and respiration.
By keeping a constant eye on your vitals, a professional working for a 24 7 healthcare agency can take urgent action if any medical emergencies arise. For instance, if a patient’s heart rate suddenly increases, a professional can reach out for medical assistance rapidly.
Professionals also possess knowledge of the medications to administer to normalize the vitals. So, if your in-home rehabilitation specialist catches wind of something bad happening, expect a rapid response to prevent things from going from bad to worse.
4. Expect a helping hand with every task
For patients with debilitating conditions, performing even the most mundane and simplest of chores can become problematic. However, when an in-home caregiver is by your side, you can relax when it comes to performing day-to-day activities and tasks.
If you feel like taking a shower but feel unconfident about going to the bathroom by yourself, simply ask your caregiver. Through able assistance, your caregiver can make you feel confident in doing the things that you need to do for keeping yourself as active as you possibly can.
Some of the other things that an in-home caregiver can help patients out with include cooking, dressing, light housekeeping, and errands. Irrespective of what the task is, expect your in-home caregiver to reach out with a helping hand.
5. Expect a sound emergency plan
No matter how much care an in-home caregiver provides to a patient, the fact is that medical emergencies can happen in the blink of an eye. However, the good thing is that caregivers are trained to develop and execute sound emergency plans.
So, even if your health suddenly deteriorates and you need to be assessed by a doctor, expect your caregiver to take charge. Through rapid thought and speedy but sensible decision-making, your caregiver can prevent medical emergencies from posing a danger to your life.
Also, you can expect your caregiver to share the medical emergency plan with your loved ones. That way, if something does go wrong, everyone knows their roles, and nobody panics.
24|7 Home Health Care: In-home healthcare services, perfected
At 24|7 Home Health Care, we understand that more and more elderly patients are preferring to recover in the comfort of their homes. This understanding also makes us realize the potential dangers of home recovery and rehabilitation should any medical emergencies arise.
That’s why we make it a point to train our caregivers to think and act fast. We also focus on patients’ needs to ensure that every need, be it physiological or psychological, is met. Sometimes, a healthy and happy home environment is everything a patient needs to feel better.
Our experiences across Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Hollywood, Coral Springs, and Deerfield Beach have made our caregivers stronger and wiser. So, for skilled rehabilitation services at their very best, look no further than 24|7 Home Health Care.