Personalized Health Care Plans
For patients who suffer from chronic or terminal illnesses, there is a need for individualized personal care that takes a more holistic approach to the person and includes their emotional, spiritual and environmental needs as well as the medical care.
For many years now, health care providers have offered personal health care to their patients and along with this personalized care plans and support programs which are committed to deliver reliable, affordable and professional home care.
Such programs provide patients with all the medical, nursing and therapeutic requirements in the comfort of their own homes often away from health centers and hospitals.
For those with chronic and terminal illnesses there is a dedicated team of professionals who work with the patient and other health care providers to develops a support plan that meets the unique requirements of each patient.
Sometimes these plans will include weekly, or even less frequent, support and sometimes they can cover care twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. It all depends on individual needs.
For patients with chronic diseases, the care program and plan can be lengthy but overall it ensures that patients can remain at home with their loved ones whilst still having the reassurance of, and access to, necessary health services that they need to deal with their disease and symptoms.
Sometimes called non-medical or private duty, personal care helps individuals remain safe, independent and engaged in leading enriched lives in their own home.
This type of care is a kind of home help that allows individuals to remain in their homes and avoid moving out into more expensive and often, less attractive setting.
Various services that can be offered include:-
- Medical reminder is a common feature of the program. This service can be vital because it reminds people at home to take their medications and thus prevents unnecessary hospitalizations. This service also doubles to ensure that the correct dosage of any medications are taken within the correct time span.. Remembering to take medication on time is always a challenge to the elderly, care professionals within a home setting can assist by reading labels and reminding seniors to take medication.
- Helping with laundry Health care professionals can help with the washing, drying and ironing of clothes. This is the type of job that many elderly patients, or those with chronic illnesses, may find too tiring and difficult to manage.
- Light housekeeping services are sometimes provided and can help maintain a sense of order, keep things neat, tidy and clean. This sort of service also helps prevent nasty falls which have a huge and often catastrophic impact on the patient and their lives. Housekeeping duties include jobs like tidying, dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, bathroom cleaning and housework in general.
- Meal preparation is an important part of everyday life. With the help of health care providers, seniors and other patients with chronic ailments, have an opportunity of eating a well-balanced diet. Good nutrition and diet may help with their condition and boosts the immune systems.
- Assist with transport needs: Elderly people and those suffering from illness may find driving or public transport very difficult. Professional health care services can help people to make that vital appointment.
- 24 hour service: When necessary professional health care members can provide around the clock cover or be on-call in case of emergencies out of hours.
- Therapeutic services. Professional health care providers can provide various therapies away from health centers and hospitals. These therapies can be advantageous to the patient, for example, physiotherapy to reduce weakening and stiffening of the muscles or encourage deep breathing. These home therapies can play a major role in preventing complications and thus, more hospital admissions.