Home care is health care or supportive care rendered by an experienced caregiver in people’s home where the patient or client is living, as against the care given in group accommodations like clinics or nursing homes and this type of care is also provided by a Home care agency. Homecare is also known as social care/in-home care or domiciliary care. It encompasses different activities, particularly paramedical assistance by nurses and subordinates in daily living for seniors, ill or disabled individuals.
People receiving home health care may incur lesser costs, receive similar to better care, and have greater satisfaction as against other circumstances. Sometimes, comforting and end-of-life care can be given through home health nursing.
Home care agencies may assist clients with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) like toileting, bathing, and feeding, and these could be done through supporting aid or assistance. This agency includes Nurses and they keep track of crucial signs, carry out physician activities, draw blood and make documentation of their task and patients health status while reporting to the patient, family, and physician as at when necessary.
Some agency travels to many homes per day and gives short visits to various patients, while some may stay with only one client for a certain period daily. Furthermore, Homecare agency provides care that enables a person with personal needs to remain in their home. Mostly for the seniors who because of the old age, the can’t be moving around. It could also be for individuals who are seriously ill, recovering from surgery, or disabled. However, Home care services include the following:
- Household chores, such as cleaning, yard work, and laundry for seniors, ill or disabled individual
- Money management, such as help filling out forms and ensure that your bills are paid on time
- Personal care, like assisting with bathing, washing hair, or getting dressed
- Home Cooking or delivering meals
- Health care, such as having a home health assistant in your home or getting care from your provider through telehealth.
Home Care Agencies Role
It is common that at-home seniors care to work through an agency. The agency gives the marketing that they lack individually and this means that when services are no longer needed with a particular family, the family will recommend another client to them and mostly with a waiting time of a few days.
The agency ensures the patients get any kind of schedule they like and mostly get close to where they live, and agreed on their meeting term like weekend, weekdays, Part-time, full-time, and live-in or live-out.
They are encouraging their patients to take time off whenever they are not available without fear of losing their jobs. Moreso, the agency gives continuous moral and specialized support. People who have ever hired a home care agency are aware of the cordial relationship between the caregiver such as nurses and the management of the agency. Thus, the agency pays its caregivers promptly every week, irrespective of the payment status of the client.