Home Care Service Providers are licensed facilities to provide nursing care with qualified nurses available 24X7 and can accommodate patients who need a higher level of care than what a residential home can offer. Some nursing homes have specialized care for patients with certain diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and heart ailments. Others can provide care for dementia patients. The costs of care offered in nursing homes are typically more expensive than those in residential homes.
Whether it's temporary or long-term, nursing care facility offers patients nursing care 24X7. Nurses can assist with daily living tasks like bathing, dressing, grooming, and using the restroom. Additionally, they can offer wound care, medication management, and other professional services.
Patients can receive high-quality medical treatment while remaining in their own homes, which is one advantage of nursing care. Families don't have to be concerned about their loved ones being left alone or not receiving the care they require because nurses are present twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
- Home Care can be difficult for some families to access due to the cost due to installation of special equipments at home
- Elderly people who enjoy participating in social activities may feel isolated due to reduced chances of socialisation.
Tips for the care provider
- Have a medical support system.
- Encourage extended family if possible
- Educate the family about Govt. Schemes if applicable to reduce the financial burden
- Make daily amenities safe and secure for them.
- Ensure that safe transportation is available for the elderly.
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