After a hospitalization, most people would prefer to heal in the comfort of their own home. Similarly, most of the elderly population would prefer to stay at home rather than go to a nursing facility. Home health care provides many benefits to support various activities of daily living, while improving quality and longevity of life.
Here are 6 benefits to home health care that you may not realize, each improving you or your loved ones quality of life.
Healing Safety from Infection
As clean as a hospital may seem, think of all the sickness and infections lingering in the hallways. Being in your own home provides a security and a comfort from all the illnesses being treated to within in a hospital.
Health care can help you adapt your home to fit your needs.
Assessments can be made my engaging with a professional to come look at your home, to make sure it is suitable for you or your loved one. Afterward, they can provide helpful advice and tips for alterations regarding remodeling of a living space to make sure it is safely and effectively accessible for you.
Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
In most circumstances, at-home physical therapy services are available. Providing comfort and a safety in dignity when in the warmth of your own familiar place. Another advantage is a therapist’s trained eyes can spot fall hazards or bathroom dangers and provide helpful insights.
Home health care can reduce falls and readmissions to the hospital.
If you’ve been hospitalized for medical illness or have had a recent surgery, you might have safety concerns at home, particularly the risk of falling, however the truth is that falls with resulting injuries are quite common in hospitals. There is a stability with being in one’s own familiar atmosphere and with home health care professionals with help at your fingertips.
Home care can help with housework
Perhaps your biggest concern is that you or a loved one will not be able to shower, cook, clean or run errands. They can’t take care of some of their daily activities of living while making sure they’re safe and watched over. Home care can help in all areas of life.
Allows more freedom
Living in your own home obviously allows you to do much more than life within the hospital walls. Even if you or your loved one can’t do much but lay in bed, it allows more freedom to function independently and safely in your own home.
There are so many ways Home Health Care increases both you and your loved ones longevity and quality of life. Get a No Obligation Assessment today.