As much as possible, many of us want our loved ones to stay at home with us despite their disabilities. The only thing that keeps us from doing so is the challenging task of caring for them while fulfilling our own responsibilities at work and in other aspects of our life. Home care provides the perfect solution for this type of necessity. It enables your loved one to stay at the comfort and familiarity of your home while receiving the appropriate care their condition requires.
What types of services can home care provide for families living with a disabled member? It mainly depends on the type of disability your family member has. Some are born with the debilitating condition while others develop it later in life such as secondary to old age, accidents or chronic health conditions. Home care is best suited for families who are open to collaborative management interventions. Employing this type of service usually requires implementing renovations that will turn your home into a place that is friendly for the movement of persons with disability. These may include and are not limited to installation of ramps for a wheelchair or wall railings for safer and well-supported ambulation.
Families who seek home care assistance need to provide suitable accommodation for the professional staff assigned by the company. They should be acquainted and oriented to the parts of the house they need to have access on in order to properly perform their duties. The home caregivers are properly trained for their job and responsibilities, and clients can expect them to help in the patient’s daily living activities such as toileting, ambulation, feeding and bathing. They have to be granted some level of freedom to access necessary supplies pertaining to patient care including bathing and cleaning products, as well as food. The most important thing to do is for each client or family to set clear boundaries and expectations with their home care employee at the beginning of the contract.
Depending on the extent of the patient’s disability and health status, suitable staff are assigned based on the care they require. Most of the time, home care providers send caregivers to clients’ homes because the focus of this type of service is to ensure the safety and well-being of disabled individuals who do not require complex health interventions. Shifts are commonly at daytime when the clients are awake and need help in performing their activities of daily living. Visits from specialized staff such as psychologists and nurses who conduct counselling and other therapies are scheduled depending on the sessions required by the client and their family.
Home care partners like us here at Asayish Comfort Care ultimately aims to provide holistic home care services for clients with disability and individualized complementary care interventions applicable for the people they live with at home. Last and most importantly, home care does not and cannot deliver complex health interventions for patients with poor health status. We cannot substitute the interventions that can only be performed by health personnel in hospital settings.