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When is it time for home health care?

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November 17, 2017

Deciding a loved one needs help at home can be an emotional decision – for the loved one and the family.

But home health care doesn’t mean the family doesn’t care enough, or that the loved one is incapable. It means you want the best care, and time to focus on what’s important rather than struggling through daily tasks.

Home health care allows many types of patients to stay in the comfort of their own homes while receiving professional caregiver treatment and monitoring.

Home health care can be a temporary solution for patients recovering from surgery, going through rehab or regaining independence after an accident or injury. Or it can be long-term and ongoing for patients with chronic conditions, serious illness or lifelong disabilities.

Sometimes it takes a professional caregiver to provide a higher level of medical care or provide round-the-clock care. Patients and families benefit from professional assistance and the opportunity for respite.

Who is a good candidate for Belvedere home health care?

  • Adult patients with chronic diseases and disabilities, such as Alzheimer’s or dementia, heart failure or diabetes, who need ongoing monitoring but want to maintain their independence.
  • Patients who need assistance and care as they recover from surgery, accidents or injuries.
  • People who need help with household tasks, meal preparation or pet care.
  • People who need transportation to appointments and other activities.
  • Seniors who need assistance with medical issues but want to stay in their own homes.
  • A patient who has needs such as IV medication, injections, managing multiple medications, daily wound care or ongoing monitoring of a serious illness.
  • People who need assistance with personal hygiene care.
  • Patients who require 24-hour monitoring and attention.
  • Adults with physical or mental disabilities who need care and companionship in the home and help to navigate their daily lives, appointments and activities.
  • Caregivers who want to keep their loved ones at home but need reliable and professional long or short-term respite.
  • Veterans and their families

Even with a checklist, it can be hard to see – or admit – that it is time to bring in professional health.

Belvedere can come into the home, meet your loved one and assess they care and support they need to stay safely and comfortably in the home they love while maintaining their independence. We’ll help you set up a schedule that works for the family, the loved one, and even manage transportation to doctor and therapy appointments.

Contact Belvedere Home Care today. We’re happy to talk to you about your needs and concerns and to set up an in-home visit.