When choosing a healthcare option for an elderly relative or a loved one who suffers from chronic illness or is recovering from a serious injury and requires constant monitoring, support and treatment, there are a number of factors to keep in mind.
While your relative might prefer to recover or receive treatment in a familiar environment, you might not be in a position to provide the necessary care while juggling other equally important, time-consuming demands, including going to work or caring for children, to mention some.
While a few years ago, the easiest solution would have been to admit the family member to hospital, the possibility of at-home care now enables ill or elderly persons to continue to live independently in the comfort of their own home with a certified caregiver.
Here are a few reasons why home health care or a ‘carer at home’ might be the best solution for your loved ones:
Home Carers Monitor the Patient’s Health and wellbeing
Our home carers are highly knowledgeable about the latest medical technologies and equipment, and are also qualified to provide assistance in the daily needs of their clients, including reminding them to take their medications in time and with or without food as prescribed by their doctor. Such one-on-one monitoring is critical for patients who are prescribed multiple medications to control their health conditions and require assistance to take the correct dosage of medication at the correct time.
At 3C, we also offer patients who require medical therapy sessions the possibility of receiving such treatments at home. Licensed therapists and professional Nurses are available to visit the patients at their home for assessments, and provide treatment plans on a case-by-case basis.
Caregivers must also bear in mind that the elderly/clients suffering from chronic illness as well as convalescent persons may be malnourished and may consequently require professional nutritional counselling or may need a home carer to help them prepare balanced and nutritious meals.
Home Carers Provide Companionship
Our home carers are there for the patient when you are not able to be, and you can rest assured that your loved one is in safe hands. Be it to accompany your relatives on everyday errands or a short walk, or just to read a book and have somebody to confide in, the home carer will be there to provide caring companionship to your loved ones and help them maintain a good quality of life by keeping unnecessary stress and anxiety at bay.
Apart from this, each home carer is trained to assist patients in meeting certain personal care needs, including bathing, dressing, and grooming, to ensure that their dignity is preserved regardless of the degree of assistance which they require.
Home Carers Offer Hospital or Private Facility Care at Home
In certain cases, home healthcare can be a feasible alternative for institutionalised care in hospitals and homes for the elderly. In the case of patients who have been hospitalised, the transition from hospital back home may be a difficult one. Our home carers take each of these factors into consideration and facilitate change by creating a safe and supportive environment within the home. This is done by assessing any safety risks inside the home, and by tailoring a care plan which caters for the needs of the individual.
Given that, here at 3C, we do not adopt a one-size-fits-all approach with our patients, our home healthcare options may also be more affordable than certain institutions which you may be considering for your loved ones especially when considering the government assistance on the carer at home scheme.
If you are interested in exploring your options and learning more about our community care and nursing services, contact us on [email protected] or on +356 7973 3333 and let our experienced team assist you.