The Different Types Of Home Health Care Services
Different Types of Home Care Services Available for Your Loved One â€˘
Caring for an aging or sick loved one can be quite frustrating. Fortunately, there are a number of home health care services that make it easier for your loved one to get the care that he or she needs. Below are some of the different types of home care services that are available today:
Home Health Aide Care â€˘
A home health aide is an allied health care worker who is trained to administer basic care to patients. A home health aide can assist your loved one with things such as dressing, bathing, eating, walking and getting in and out of bed. Some home health aides may work under the supervision of a nurse, but many of them work independently.
Attendant/Homemaker Care â€˘
Homemakers are responsible for providing housekeeping services, such as shopping, cooking and cleaning. They may also do laundry. Unlike home health aides, homemakers do not provide health care services. That is why many people hire a homemaker and a home health aide.
Physical Therapy â€˘
A physical therapist is a professional who are trained to help people regain the use of weakened or impaired muscles. Physical therapists are also trained to help people improve their range of motion. Physical therapy can help improve your loved oneâ€™s fitness and overall quality of life.
Occupational Therapy â€˘
An occupational therapist is a professional who is trained to help people with the activities of daily living. Occupational therapists can also teach people new ways of completing daily tasks, such as dressing, bathing and eating. Additionally, an occupational therapist can teach your loved one how to use special equipment.
Speech Therapist â€˘
You may want to consider hiring a speech therapist if your loved one is unable to communicate normally. A speech therapist can use special techniques in order to help your loved one communicate again. If your loved one has a swallowing problem, then a speech therapist will also be able to assist with that.
If your loved one has very serious health issues, then you may also want to consider hiring a nurse. Nurses are trained to give intravenous treatments, administer medications and care for wounds. They may also work with a doctor to set up a care plan. The most common type of home care is nursing care.
Nutritional Care â€˘
Aging and elderly people have nutritional needs that are different from the general population. A nutritionist is a professional who can design a diet plan that is designed to meet the needs of your loved one.
Meal Delivery Services â€˘ This is another option that you should consider if your loved one is unable to cook for him or herself. There are a number of companies that deliver hot meals to peopleâ€™s home several times per week.
Volunteer Care â€˘
A volunteer is an unpaid worker. Volunteers usually come from organizations in the community. They can provide companionship to your loved one. They can also provide transportation and help your loved one with activities around the house. However, a volunteer may only work for a short amount of time.
Further Readingâ€Ś â€˘ Bayshore Home Health has more information about home care and other home health services, visit us today at http://www.bayshore.ca/ to learn more.
Published on Jan 22, 2013
Bayshore Home Health has more information about home care and other home health services, visit us today at http://www.bayshore.ca/ to learn...