In Home Care Services
Skilled in Home Care Services Can Help Make a Bad Situation Better
Anyone who has ever had a loved one suffer an injury, illness or a chronic condition that landed them in the hospital for an extended period of time can attest to the fact that both the patient and the family missed being at home. The normalcy, comfort, and familiar surroundings of home are so much more emotionally nourishing than the cold, institutional feel of a hospital room, or a room at a nursing care facility. For many people in difficult health circumstances, in home care services can bridge the gap between getting the medical care and therapy they need while still enjoying the comforts of their own home. Although some people need institutionalized care, our highly-skilled, licensed and insured nurses, therapists and assistants can provide home care that removes this burden from many families while providing several tangible benefits for everyone involved.
Probably the most obvious benefit to in home care services is the emotional state of the patient; and not just the patient, but their entire family and social network. Scientific studies from around the world, including Johns Hopkins University, Duke University have quantified how a positive mental and emotional outlook, along with family and social support, can actually trump physical symptoms in dictating the recovery time and lifespan of patients. When people can receive skilled home care as they recover or go through the aging process, their outcomes are significantly better than those confined to hospital rooms or nursing care facilities. They are more relaxed, independent and happy in their own homes, can enjoy their family and social circles more conveniently, and can still receive the skilled assistance they need with in home care services.
Studies have also shown that home care can have positive medical benefits for patients as well. When a family can engage high-quality in home care services for a loved one, they can come home from the hospital faster and still get the care and attention they need. But because that care happens at home, patients are often able to rest better and recuperate faster because they are more relaxed and happy at home. The risk for the sort of secondary infections common in hospitals is also significantly reduced when a patient can receive home care instead. This reduces many health complications and prevents even longer or secondary hospital stays.
When skilled in home care services enable a patient to stay out of the hospital or nursing home longer, this also helps decrease the impact of an illness or chronic condition on a family’s budget. Recent studies and surveys attempting to compare the overall cost of receiving home care instead of institutionalized care show that, on average, in home care services generally cost about 75 percent over the course of a year than extended hospitalization or nursing home care.
Of course, every family and every patient is unique and there are many of questions that need to be answered when trying to decide whether a loved one needs to remain in institutional care, or whether they would do better in a home care setting. Our compassionate, highly-trained professional caregivers at Best Care Home Care, however, have been able to help many families enjoy a happier, more independent and healthier time with their loved ones at home.
If you have any questions about how we can help, please call us at 703-497-2273. There is always a real person on the other end; never a recorded message.