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Different Types Of Home Health Care Services

by Health Now Health Care Services

In home health care, a medical professional or a personal caregiver provide the service at the patient’s home. To live independently, elderly people require some extra help. Home health care ranges from specialized care to light housekeeping or just companionship. Whatever the requirements may be of your aging loved ones there is a home healthcare professional to help.

Home health care may include the following services:

Doctor Care

In this, the doctor may visit the patients at their home and provide the diagnosis and treatment. They can also review the home healthcare needs periodically which gives a clear understanding about the services which the patient requires at that point of time.

Nursing Care

A licensed nurse in consultation with the doctor provides nursing care to the patient who needs medical care for a disability or a chronic condition. They can also provide specialized care like wound dressing, monitoring vitals, administering medication, ostomy care, intravenous therapy, pain control and other health support.

Companionship

Some patients don’t need specialized medical care but require in home assistance. Patients who are alone at home may need a companion who can provide comfort and supervision to them. Some of them also perform household duties like prepare basic meals or do light housekeeping.  

Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy

After an injury or illness, some patients require assistance in relearning certain motor skills. Different types of specialized therapies can help them in regaining all their strengths. A physical therapist can help them in regaining the strength of muscles and joints. A speech therapist can help the patient in regaining the ability to communicate properly. An occupational therapist can help them with developmental, physical, social, emotional disabilities and help them in relearning how to perform daily activities.

At-Home Nutritional Support

Dieticians can visit the patient at their home and can review their diet and provide guidance to support the treatment plan. Aging patients may have certain restrictions related to diet that need to be observed and proper guidance on nutrition must be given.

Home Health Aide Care

Home health care aides are available daily to help your loved ones with their basic personal needs like getting out of bed, bathing, walking and eating. They can also provide specialized care under the supervision of a nurse and they receive specialized training for it.

Transportation

Ageing patients face inability to drive themselves due to poor health or they no longer feel comfortable driving the vehicle themselves. Transportation is available to pick and drop your loved ones to a hospital or a nursing home for their checkups.

Give the appropriate care that your loved ones deserve by choosing the right home healthcare services like HealthNow, a Home Healthcare Marin County. They provide a range of home healthcare services that offer convenience, competitive pricing and the highest quality care. Their trained healthcare professionals provide compassionate care that allows patients to recover in the comfort of their own homes rather than confined to a bland hospital room.    


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