\Why recover in a facility, when you can do so at HOME. Home care helps to provide you with the care to meet your needs at home. If you’re like the vast majority of the patients I have encountered you can’t wait to return home after a few days in the hospital, unfortunately you may require some additional care and believe it or not another facility is not always necessary. Home care can meet many of your needs. So let me explain to you what home care is care that allows those recovering from surgeries, chronically ill, disabled, or have special needs to remain at home and receive the help with those day to day task that they may not be able to handle on their own. It’s one on one care unlike an assisted living facility or a rehab where staff is unable to meet your needs on a more personal basis. Home care provides companion care, personal care, and concierge services. Companion care and personal care services include having someone there with you while your loved ones may be out of the home, someone to accompany you to appointments, to aid in meal planning and prep, help with laundry, medication reminders, light housekeeping and someone to provide you with the emotional support you need. Concierge care provides you with the ability to still remain active and social by providing you with a companion to accompany you to doctor’s appointments, social events, the grocery store, shopping at the mall, or just someone to run a few errands. Home care can provide you with a vast array of services in the privacy of your own home not to mention the cost is far less than any facility. As a registered nurse I have seen this from both sides and I find that most patients prefer their privacy and more often than not the comfort of their own home. From my personal observation I see a lot of patients do well at home because they’re surrounded by those who love and care for them the most.
- Latrice Robinson, RN, Continuum of Care