Home Health Aide Services

 

Home Health Aide Services

Home care services provided by in home care assistants might be necessary for you to continue living independently. These in home care services include assistance with ADLs and IADLs, which are functions necessary for healthy living. Let’s take a look at what service are included:

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The in home caregiver assists with bathing, grooming and dressing.

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Medication monitoring is another service provided by an in home caregiver.

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Another part of home health services is the organization of schedules and appointments.

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Home health care services might also include providing transportation to and from doctor’s offices and other appointments.

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Another part of home health services is the organization of schedules and appointments.

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Assistance with grocery shopping is an additional service.

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Assistance with grocery shopping is an additional service.

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In home care also assists with light housekeeping such as laundry, vacuuming, etc.

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An in home caregiver can also facilitate companionship visits with friends and neighbors in order to keep you connected.

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If physical exercise or at-home therapy exercises are ordered by your doctor, home health care services might also assist and supervise those needs as well.

Besides these typical services, home health aides also provide encouragement and companionship while you are adapting to long-term conditions or working your way back to the lifestyle you lived before. These non-medical in home caregivers are there to care for you by providing practical assistance for independent living.

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What is Home Health Care?

Home health care encompasses a wide variety of services apart from specific medical care needs that are provided by skilled nurses or private duty nurses. The services provided by home health care are typically carried out by non-medical individuals referred to as home health aides. These in home caregivers assist their clients with actions of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental actions of daily living (IADLs).

Home health aides typically follow the directives of skilled nursing supervisors as well as tend to non-medical health related functions such as vacuuming, preparing meals or providing transport to and from appointments. The services provided by a home health aide make it possible for you to continue to function independently, but with someone lending an extra hand.

Do I Need a Home Health Aide?

If you desire to remain independent and not placed in an institution or care facility, but aren’t quite able to handle all of the ADLs and IADLs necessary to function on your own, then home care services might solve your problem. Here are a few questions to ask yourself if you believe that you might benefit from a home health aide:

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Do I need an extra hand for getting around to appointments and meetings?

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Is shopping for groceries and other personal and household needs becoming difficult?

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Has bathing, grooming and getting dressed become a major challenge for me?

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Is it becoming more and more of a challenge to organize and remember to take the right medications at the right time?

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Could I use someone to help plan and prepare meals for me?

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Am I struggling to keep my home clear of clutter and properly cleaned up?

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Do I avoid social events or visiting friends and family because it just takes too much out of me to get out and about?

Answering yes to any one or several of these questions is a good indicator that you might benefit from the services of a home health aide. An in home caregiver can lend an extra hand for being able to do all of these normal activities as well as give you a greater sense of confidence and independence.

Benefits of A Home Health Aide Services

The greatest benefit of in home care services is that it allows you to continue to live independently in your own home rather than having to be placed in a facility or institution. An in home caregiver is able to lend a helping hand in order to bridge the gap between medical related needs and complete independence. Here are several of the benefits of home health services:

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Getting to appointments, therapy sessions are not quite as difficult and don’t drain you of all of your energy when you are assisted by a home health aide.

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An in home caregiver can help keep you connected to your family, friends and community by making it easier for you to get ready and get out of the house.

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Meeting your proper nutritional needs to maintain a higher level of health can also be achieved through the assistance of an in home caregiver.

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Taking the myriad of medications you have in the proper dosage and timing can be simplified and organized by a home health aide.

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Keeping your home clean so that you don’t incur additional health issues and illnesses from unsanitary conditions can also be accomplished through at home care.

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Bathing, grooming, hygiene and getting dressed allows you to feel better about yourself and allows you to feel up to hosting guests in your home.

The primary goal of at home care and home health services is to allow you not only to be independent, but to carry on a lifestyle that is as close to normal as possible given your diminished condition. An in home caregiver not only takes care of your activities of daily living to keep you active and an integral part of the community in which you live, but they also encourage you and help boost your confidence toward greater independence.

If you feel that you could benefit greatly from home health services and would like to know more about what at home care can provide do not hesitate to give us a call today.

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