Whether recovering from surgery, a hospital stay, or dealing with the symptoms of a chronic condition such as dementia or MS, a top priority of great in-home care is to provide personalized and compassionate treatment. Here are some specific reasons why in-home care is important to the wellness of our loved ones.
PERSONALIZED CARE IN THE COMFORT OF HOME
The environment where one recovers has a favourable impact on the healing process and state of mind. When a loved one is able to receive care in the comfort of their own home, surrounded by familiar settings, it can make a world of difference for both their physical and mental health and well-being. Even with the best accommodations and best of intentions, care facilities can be cold and isolating without the comforts and familiarity of home. There is comfort in sleeping in your own bed and receiving world-class care in your own home.
PROMOTION OF FASTER HEALING AND RECOVERY
When clients can reduce the amount of time that’s required to stay in the hospital, it can lower the risk and potential for infections or contracting communicable illnesses. Your loved one can stay out of the hospital while receiving care in a safer environment that can assist in their healing.
INDEPENDENCE AND INTEGRITY REMAIN INTACT
When a loved one receives in-home care, it allows for them to maintain their routine and lifestyle in a familiar home environment. This allows them to maintain their independence, integrity, and self-confidence. By retaining the ability to perform familiar tasks and interact with familiar surroundings, they will quickly accept the care that they need by not letting it get in the way of their lives.
EASIER FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO VISIT
Being at home also benefits family and friends. Visiting is much easier with in-home care since there aren’t any specific visiting hours or regulations to contend with. More frequent visits provide a positive environment of support that they need, in addition to companionship and social stimulation. This provides the patient with the company and interactivity to keep them healthy and happy.
PREVENTION OR POSTPONEMENT OF INSTITUTIONALIZATION
Studies have shown that 85% of seniors desire to age and die at home if they can receive sufficient attention and care. Competent in-home care brings the care to them while ensuring their safety and well-being. This can help curb the development of issues such as infectious diseases from care and medical institutions. Competent homecare can allow the patient to stay home until end-of-life and avoid institutionalization altogether.
Even when hospitalization is necessary, clients who receive home care reduce time spent in hospitals, an environment that is prone to infections. Therefore, the chances of re-hospitalization are reduced. Furthermore, with proper support from a care team, elderly clients are less likely to experience a fall doing activities at home alone, which is a common cause of hospitalization.
Personalized care tailored to each individual client lowers the risk of errors when administering treatments. In-home care provides one-on-one treatments under the supervision of qualified professionals so that the care administered is focused and specific towards their individual needs.
At Qualicare Family Homecare, our priority is to ensure that both the client and family has the level of care and support needed to recuperate or continue to enjoy life in the comfort of home. Contact us today at 613.366.2899 for a free in-home care consultation.
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