Simply stated, home care involves health-care services provided in a patient’s home. But there is much more to it than that. Home care is a collaborative effort involving the patient, the patient’s family, the physician and professional caregivers in providing health care in the home that improves the patient’s quality of life by:
- Minimizing illness or disability
- Maximizing the patient’s potential
- Restoring, maintaining and improving health whenever possible
- Promoting the patient’s independence and sense of well-being
There are many benefits to home care. It is one of the most cost-effective ways to provide health-care services, since it is more affordable than nursing homes or other institutions. Home care helps thousands of elderly and disabled residents maintain independence in performing daily activities; most individuals are much more comfortable being in a familiar home environment rather than in an institution. And studies have shown that recovery time can be quicker at home than in a hospital.
Home care can be ideal for people who:
- Are recovering from a recent hospitalization due to illness or surgery
- Are in need of additional care after being released from a nursing home
- Want to live independently but need assistance doing so due to a physical or psychological deficit
- Have chronic health issues and need help managing their disease
Dependable Health Services understands how important it is to be in familiar surroundings, to have family and friends nearby, and to have professional health care available to enhance your quality of life.