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How to Choose the Right Home Care Service?

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Submitted by AKInfo on Fri, 01/27/2023 - 21:22

Maintaining an elderly person at
home requires appropriate care. This promotes physical and mental well-being.
What types of home health care are suitable for a senior? How do you find the
rights to home care services? Let's explore this article.Decide what types of home care
are needed.Home care includes services or
treatments provided to a mature person by a caregiver or private provider.
There are different types of home health care that can be provided to a person
at home.Personal care- Home care requires
the intervention of the Home Nursing Service. These professionals work with
people aged 60 who are losing their autonomy. Their main objective is to assist
seniors at home by providing them with nursing care. These include dressings,
injections, distribution of drugs, etc.Home helpers- Hiring a home
helper is necessary for the elderly who can no longer take on household chores
on their own. The latter assists people with low mobility and accompany them in
daily tasks. Home help is responsible for the following tasks:• meal preparation• laundry and ironing• clothing• toilette• household• administrative servicesIn addition, it provides moral
support to the elderly person through reading, discussions, or games.Palliative care- Palliative care
aims to improve the quality of life of a person with a serious illness. It can
be cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, or
immunodeficient pathology. In particular, they make it possible to relieve this
person's pain, soothe his physical, psychological, social, and spiritual
suffering, and safeguard his dignity.A specialized interdisciplinary
team practices palliative care. This team comprises palliative medicine players
such as paramedical workers (occupational therapists, masseurs-physiotherapists,
etc.), psychologists, doctors, etc. The sick person can receive this specific
care at the different stages of their illness.Compare the services offered by
different companiesThere are many home health care companies. To find the
right care service, it is important to compare the different structures
involved in this area. This will allow you to see the different services
offered by these companies and choose the benefits that are suited to your
parent's health condition and needs. To choose the home help company,
prefer a certified establishment that allows you to benefit from optimal
support and high-quality service. It is also important to take into account the
number of years of experience of the home help company you want to choose.
Apart from these points, it is crucial to check whether the company provides a
replacement when the usual speaker is on leave or absent for various reasons.Interview caregivers and ask for
referrals from othersAsking caregivers is important to
reassure you of the quality of service they provide. This allows you to know
their area of intervention and see if they can properly meet your relative's
needs. To do this, do not hesitate to ask them questions.For example, you can find out
what type of treatment they can offer your loved one who is losing their
autonomy. The different answers given will allow you to know if these are
adapted to the health situation of your loved one.Most families with elderly people
at home usually have care services that provide treatment for their relatives.
Therefore, these families are an ideal source for finding a good home care
service. You can therefore contact them to take the references (telephone
number, email address, etc.) of the structure or the professional who takes
care of their elderly relative.Sign a contract precisely
describing the care to be providedOnce the home care service has
been identified, it is important to sign a contract. You and the home care
professional must sign this. Ideally, the contract should contain the
signatories' obligations, commitments, and rights. Don't forget to mention the
different types of care your relative must receive in the contract. In
addition, this written document must mention the service's costs. At the same
time, the contract must also contain clauses for suspension or cancellation of
the intervention.It is important to have regular
discussions with the home care service about your relative. An interview will
allow you to constantly know the state of health of your relative. Depending on
the information provided by the company, you will be able to identify the needs
of your loved one. This will allow you to make the necessary changes according
to different needs. For example, you can schedule these interviews every two
weeks or at the end of each month.Health Heal; leading in home health care and Elderly
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