Extend A Hand Grab bars can be a valuable addition to your Home Care, here are some other Benefits of Home Care

Posted by https://www.seniorliving.org/lifestyles/home-care/ on Mar 29th 2018

Extend A Hand Grab bars can be a valuable addition to your Home Care, here are some other Benefits of Home Care

Home care has important benefits compared with alternatives. For example, compared with recuperating alone, receiving nurse-directed home care after hospitalization is associated with longer life and a lower risk of rehospitalization, according to a study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The same study found that because rehospitalization was less likely with home care, total medical bills for heart failure patients were about 35% lower.

Compared with moving to a nursing home or assisted living center, benefits of choosing in-home care tend to be:

  • Greater Convenience
  • Better Quality of Life
  • Lower Medical Bills

Examples of elderly home care services include:

  • Monitoring heart rate and blood pressure
  • Caring for wounds from injury or surgery
  • Managing IVs and catheters
  • Providing physical and cognitive therapies
  • Educating patients and caregivers
  • Preparing meals and cleaning the home
  • Providing transportation
  • Providing companionship

Additionally some of the best home care agencies offer enrichment programs that are tailored to each customer or patient. For example, a senior’s customized home care enrichment plan might include playing word games, painting, taking walks and attending church with her caregiver.

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