When your loved one is in the hospital recovering from a health issues, there is always a host of doctors and nurses tending to the patient, with machines and tests helping to assess the patient’s recovery.
While it is true that the hospital staff will do its best to ensure the recovery happens in the best possible way and in good time, there is nothing that can match up to good home care for recovery. As someone who is preparing to help a patient recover at home, be rest assured that you can always enlist the help of a professional home caregiver, who can not only provide the best care and assistance to your loved one, but also help you supervise the same whenever you feel like.
6 Reasons You Should Opt For Home Care And Recovery
1. Reduced Risk Of Infection
Even though hospitals are sterile environments, there is always the risk of the patient acquiring some or the other type of infection, especially if the infection was serious and has rendered the immune system especially weak. Staying in the hospital for a long period of time can increase the patient’s risk of catching an infection, a term that is also referred to as hospital acquired infection or HAI. It refers to the infections that a patient may pick up while receiving treatment or recovering at the hospital. The benefit of caring at home is that you can make sure the patient’s room is clean and the linens are regularly changed. You can also ensure that no one comes in proximity to the patient except for the main caregiver and closest family members who are absolutely in the best of health.
2. Better Access To Sleep
While patients are asked to sleep at the hospital, it is not always the best environment to fall asleep, or to maintain deep quality sleep. There is always some or the other disturbance that can prevent the patient from sleeping continuously, such as the sound of other patients or staff, cleaning, lighting and other interruptions. At home, the patient can get access to uninterrupted quality sleep, and the fact that they are in their own home can also help to make it easier to fall and stay asleep.
3. Positive Effects Of Social Interaction
Many patients feel depressed and low staying alone in a hospital, as they are almost completely cut off from contact with the outside world. The lack or low amount of social interaction tends to have a negative impact on the patient’s mood, especially as it may not be possible for everyone to visit the patient each day. Caring at home will help the patient stay connected to close family members on a daily basis.
4. Following A Set Daily Schedule
Following a known daily schedule can often help to bring back normalcy, especially for a patient. Waking up at a set time, taking a shower and getting dressed, having breakfast, taking a nap, reading, having lunch, family interaction and similar activities can help the patient feel connected to regular life. It will have a positive impact on the overall recovery process.
5. Being Surrounded By Loved Ones In Familiar Home Environment
There is nothing like being surrounded by your loved ones in your own familiar home environment when you are not in the best of health. Being at home and knowing your family is with you at this time of crisis can boost a patientäó»s mood and also create a positive and healthy vibe that is very essential for fast recovery.
6. Better Financial Planning
Whether or not you have health insurance, having a patient recover at home is also a good way to plan the spending part better. Many additional expenses such as food bills, caring staff bills and such will automatically come down, as you will only be paying for the carer.
If you would want to know more about homecare and how it can benefit your loved one, book an appointment with our team to meet with a professional home carer.