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5 Signs Your Loved One Qualifies for Skilled Home Care

Posted by SRHH Staff on Nov 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Sometimes, tragedy strikes when you least expect it. You or a loved one you know suddenly fall ill or have an accident that leaves a lasting effect on you for weeks, months, even years after. How can you be expected to deal with the medical ramifications alone? Home care ensures that you are well taken care of in the comfort of your own home by professionals. You don't have to struggle through this alone; there is always someone willing to help. But what actually qualifies you for skilled home care? This article will run through the five main ways that you or a loved one can qualify for home care so that should the situation arise, you can give yourself or them the treatment they need.

1. Therapy

Imagine you have just left the hospital from surgery or a movement-impairing accident. They want you to come in for therapy twice a week to help you recover, but you know the effort of just standing is a grueling trial by itself. Making the trek to the next town over just to help recover seems insurmountable. If this is the case, then you qualify for skilled home care. Specialists are able to come to your house on a set schedule to help you overcome your injuries one step at a time. Recovery has never been so comfortable or convenient as this.


2. Medical Changes

You have recently changed your prescriptions, but realize that there are so many new pills to take, you're afraid you might take the wrong medication on the wrong day or mix up what should be taken when. This could potentially endanger you if you run into these issues too frequently. Not to worry though, this situation also qualifies you for skilled home care. With your new medication, a professional can help you sort through what should be taken when, create a personalized schedule for you, and help you walk through it so that you never run into a problem.


3. New Diagnosis

You have just been given a new diagnosis as insulin dependent, but you're worried that you won't be able to remember when to take it, how much to take, what to monitor, etc. Well you're in luck, this qualifies you for home care as well. A certified professional can come to your home to help you get the hang of your new regimen, walking you through what needs to be done when, how much should be taken, and so on.


4. Infection

You have an infection that requires an IV medication or IM injections, but travelling to the hospital for this is out of the question. You don't want to rely on your family to help you through this the entire way, but you don't think you can do it alone. However, this also qualifies you for home care. A certified nurse can come to your home and monitor the treatment for you to ensure that everything goes smoothly from the start so that you can get better as fast as possible. 


5. Home Health Care

You don't need to have had a hospital stay to qualify for home health care. So long as you set up an appointment with your doctor and get his approval, you are able to use home care to help you or a loved one recover from injury. Life can be tough sometimes, so why not make something this serious a little more manageable from the comfort of your own home.


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