After a procedure or suffering an injury or illness, the best place to recover is in the comfort of your own home. It is where you feel safest, the surroundings are familiar and where you spend the most time with family and friends. For over 25 years, Southwoods Health’s focus has been on the needs of the communities it serves. We’ve continued to expand clinical offerings to ensure patients have access to the important care they need, while providing an exceptional patient experience. We are proud to offer a new service with that same focus, in Southwoods Health at Home. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of home health care.
One of the biggest advantages of home health care is a faster recovery time. When you’re in the comfort of your own home, you can truly relax, which helps speed up your recovery and healing time. Hospitals can be noisy, temperatures can vary, and you may have a roommate – all factors that can make you uncomfortable and lead to a longer recovery.
Improving or Maintaining Level of Function
While a stay in the hospital is often necessary, it can sometimes lead to a decline in levels of function. Spending a prolonged period of time in a hospital bed can lead to muscle loss, weakness and loss of normal function. While you’re at home, you can receive personalized care and attention that will help you improve or maintain your level of function.
After an illness or procedure, you may be given new medications. With a home health care provider, you can avoid harmful drug interactions, make sure you are taking the correct doses and never miss a dose. When you aren’t feeling your best or sleeping more than usual, it can be easy to lose track of medication – Southwoods’ Health at Home professionals can ensure this doesn’t happen.
Living Environment Assessment
When you are back home after a stay in the hospital, it is important to make sure your home is safe for you to recover in. Steps without railings, slippery rugs, hard to reach cabinets and many other factors can all be a hazard to someone recovering from illness or surgery, and home health care professionals can help identify these issues.
It can be hard to admit you need help in your own home, however, having someone there to can put you on track to regaining independence over time. You can slowly start to do everyday tasks like cooking, bathing, getting dressed, taking out the trash and more as you continue to improve. A home health care provider can bring you peace of mind knowing that you have a set of helping hands.
Relief for family
Not only will home health care benefit you, it will also help family caregivers. It can be tough for family members to care for someone, especially if they do not have any medical or healthcare background. A home health care provider can assist with bathing, dressing, medical care and other tasks.
Whether you need help at home or are a family member or doctor assisting a patient, Southwoods can help. Our goal is to provide expert care, the Southwoods Way, offering compassionate support, encouragement and genuine peace of mind for you and your family. To learn more, visit www.SouthwoodsHealthAtHome.com.