Have you ever wondered why home health care is so effective? Here are the top 10 reasons to elect home health care.
1 – FASTER RELEASE FROM THE HOSPITAL
With home care, patients can come home sooner from the hospital. Since the services of nurses, doctors, therapists, social workers and caregivers can follow patients home, they don’t have to stay in the hospital as long.
2 – SUBSTITUTE FOR HOSPITAL OR NURSING HOME
In some cases—depending on the severity of an illness or disability — home care can substitute for other forms of institutionalized care, including hospitals. nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
3 – INVOLVEMENT WITH TREATMENT
Both the patient and family members can be more intimately involved with the patient’s treatment at home—helping to administer medications, working with the patient on physical therapy and coaching them on their recovery.
4 – INDEPENDENCE
Who doesn’t want independence? This is, perhaps, the greatest plus for receiving care in one’s own home.
5 – COMFORT
Being at home is simply more comfortable for most people than being in an unfamiliar place. They have their photographs, books, bed, bath, kitchen, telephone, television; everything is in its place, which in studies has proven to be an effective emotional healer.
6 – FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Unlike the restricted visiting hours at hospitals and nursing homes, home provides a place where family and friends can be close to the person at all hours, whenever needed.
7 – MORALE
Patients tend to have a greater sense of well-being and overall morale when they are in the comfortable surroundings of their own home.
8 – FASTER RECOVERY
Research has shown that recovery can be faster at home than in the hospital, particularly if there is good quality, skilled home health care available to the patient.
9 – COST
Depending on the hours needed, home care can be much more affordable than nursing homes or other institutions.
10 – PROMOTES HEALING
Patients enjoy a much better quality of life which many families have said helped to extend the lives, health & happiness of their loved ones. They are in a familiar environment around their family in both their home and community in which they’ve lived for many years. This is particularly true with individuals suffering from dementia.