Home care is different from home health. Mostly non-clinical in nature, home care caregivers provide support with personal care such as bathing, meals, toileting, medication reminders, care plan and therapy adherence, transportation, and companionship. Studies show that professional home care improves patient outcomes and decreases preventable medical events such as falls, hospitalization, or readmissions.
The following signs may indicate that a patient would benefit from the support of a professional caregiver:
- Complex medical conditions, multiple co-morbidities or a new disease diagnosis, illness or injury that impacts the ability to function independently and complete ADLs or IADLs.
- Unable to maintain personal hygiene, home cleanliness or clutter creating safety concerns, frequent bladder or bowel accidents.
- Weight loss or gain due to poor nutrition, inability to shop for or prepare food, or misunderstanding of dietary needs and restrictions.
- Unsteadiness standing or walking on their own, mobility limitations, bruises or cuts from falls or clumsiness.
- Over-reliance on office staff for assistance with medication management, following doctor’s orders or care plan, or lack of a support system to navigate daily care tasks.
Here’s how we can help:
- Monitor changes in health status
- Adherence to care plans, rehab/therapy programs
- Transport to appointments & errands
- Medication management and reminders
- Dietary plan adherence and nutrition support
- Support with ADLs, IADLs, and SDOH
- Hourly shifts up to 24-hour care, short or long-term
- Reduce office calls or visits and family stress
Home care improves lives and health outcomes. If patients exhibit one or more of these warning signs, consider a home care professional to assist. Call or Contact Us. Our supervisors are available 24/7 and happy to assist.