When you or a loved one develops a medical condition that requires long-term care, you may decide that in-home nursing is the most comfortable option. Many family caregivers worry that they lack the skills and resources necessary to properly care for a patient, but thanks to home care clinicians, patients and their families can enjoy peace of mind. Here are some typical reasons for arranging home health visits:
Intensive Medical Needs
After being discharged from the hospital, a patient may still require medical care. Fortunately, home health services such as a skilled nursing visit enables the patient to reside in the comfort and familiarity of a home environment while enjoying the peace of mind offered by the presence of a health care professional. Home health clinicians can perform a variety of complex care tasks, including but not limited to cleaning surgical wounds, administering medication, and performing peritoneal dialysis.
After a stroke or injury, many patients must undergo therapy to relearn basic actions such as speech and motion. Having health care professionals visit the home can greatly reduce stress, and in the case of physical and occupational therapy, enable the patient to learn skills adapted to his or her home environment. Many patients enjoy not having to commute and find it extremely helpful to use items already within their possession to perform exercises.
Leaving the hospital while still using a ventilator can be a nerve-wracking experience for both patients and family members, but a licensed respiratory care practitioner can make the transition as easy as possible by furnishing and setting up home medical equipment, teaching caregivers to operate the ventilator and care for the tracheostomy, and visiting regularly to answer questions and replenish supplies.
Find out more about the services offered by Independence Plus by calling (708) 366-4500. Our intake professionals will work with you and your family to coordinate medical care with doctors, home nurses in Chicago, and rehabilitative specialists.