People of every age are susceptible to unpredictable injuries. The risk for injury increases with age, as do the challenges associated with injury recovery. In some cases, the necessary care for injury recovery can be extensive, requiring greater time and attention than family alone can manage. In these situations, in-home injury recovery care is essential in ensuring the patient’s comfort and health. Unlike typical in-home care, in-home injury recovery care is temporary. The goal of injury recovery care is to assist your loved-one with daily tasks as well as ensure a positive recovery regiment.
In-home care, and in-home injury recovery care, can dramatically improve your loved-one’s happiness, and quality of life, as they heal from a difficult illness or injury. Our in-home care services will benefit the overall well-being of your family and assure the safety of your injured loved-one.
What Is In-Home Care?
When your loved-one is experiencing daily challenges associated with aging and/or injury, they may have difficulty caring for themselves. Assisted living communities can be incredibly expensive, and require your loved-one to leave the comfort and familiarity of their home. In-home care provides assistance to your loved-one in the comfort of their own home, adapting the provided care and services to specifically fulfill your loved-one’s needs. Your loved-one won’t need to relocate and you won’t have to worry: with in-home care, your loved one is cared for every day.
In-home care serves those who have trouble completing daily activities, such as: eating, bathing and hygiene, dressing, grooming, mobility, toileting, and continence. Your loved-one will be cared for by a Certified Nursing Assistant who will help with the completion of daily tasks. The caregiver will also ensure medical regimens are properly followed, keeping prescriptions filled and transporting your loved-one to, and from, doctor’s appointments and pharmacies. The caregiver will ensure your loved-one is given the care and assistance they need without uprooting them from home or infringing on their independence.
The Benefits of In-Home Care
When your loved-one has trouble completing daily tasks, do not leave them to struggle alone. Professional caregivers provide a wide range of services that preserve your loved-one’s happiness, improving their well-being and enhancing their daily mobility. Professional caregivers are able to:
- Provide emotional support to your loved-one, establishing a sense of belonging and companionship
- Tend to your loved-one’s physical, social, and psychological health
- Ensure a safe living environment
- Assist with Activities of Daily Living
- Make appointments
- Run errands
- Perform housework/chores in order to support a clean, healthy living environment
- Prevent falls or any further injuries
- Support nutrition and wellness
- Encourage physical activity
- Encourage mental stimulation
With the assistance of in-home care, your loved-one may remain in their own home, maintaining their sense of independence without risking their health or safety. In-home care gives your loved-one a companion who will tend to all of their needs, giving you peace of mind and giving your loved-one continued stability.
In-Home Care for Short-Term, Injury Recovery Care
Injuries, regardless of their source, cause profound physical, psychological, and social impact. Injuries result in limited mobility, making daily life difficult and some activities impossible to complete alone. If your loved-one is injured, living alone and unassisted can jeopardize their well-being and safety. Provide your loved-one with a professionally trained caregiver to help with daily tasks, provide socialization, and the maintenance of home and health.
For short-term recovery care, a caregiver will help your loved-one safely navigate the recovery process. Short-term caregivers are able to:
- Assist with preparing, consuming, and storing meals
- Performing household chores
- Providing transportation to doctor’s appointments, pharmacies, and general errands
- Providing emotional and social support
- Ensuring the safety and overall well-being of your loved-one
- Providing peace of mind to both you and your loved-one
- Assisting with physical therapy exercises
- Assisting with mobility
In-home injury recovery care ensures your loved-one is properly taken care of. Certified Nursing Assistants are professional trained to provide specialized daily care through a personalized care plan. All CNA’s are CPR certified and First Aid certified. All CNA’s are professional, kind, and compassionate. All CNA’s will treat your loved-one like family, and care for them to the best of their ability.
How to Find a Short-Term, In-Home Caregiver
Most In-Home care services provide an option for short-term recovery care, though coverage will vary with each company. Some services may assign a single caregiver to your loved-one, while other services will cycle through alternating caregivers for your loved-one. Always, the kind of service is determined based on your loved-one’s needs.
It is important to document all of your loved-one’s needs and required assistance. This will help keep you organized as your review the services a company has to offer. You will want to make sure all of your loved-one’s needs are accounted for. Some questions to answer are:
- How mobile is your loved-one?
- What are the main hours your loved-one will need care?
- How long do you expect your loved-one will require care?
- What activities will your loved-one need assistance with?
- How independent is your loved-one?
- Are there public tasks (such as errands, doctor’s appointments) that your loved-one is able to accomplish alone?
- Are there any medications to manage during your loved-one’s recovery?
- How frequent will your loved-one require transportation?
Once these questions have been answered, and you’ve sufficiently assessed the needs of your loved-one, the interviewing process begins. Be sure to thoroughly vet a company’s/caregiver’s resume, and be sure to be upfront when discussing how long care will be required.
Your loved-one should be involved in this process. They may have specific needs, and desired qualities, that differ from your own requirements. Your loved-one’s participation and authority over choosing their care is vital to their sense of independence. When they are choosing their caregiver, they are choosing a companion who will help them daily, sometimes with intimate tasks.
Once a caregiver has been selected, you may still want to check-in regularly on your loved-one. Your involvement and care will ensure a smooth transition as your loved-one adjusts to their caregiver. Be sure to communicate with your loved-one, checking that needs are being fulfilled and proper care is being maintained. Care plans can be altered or adapted if, for whatever reason, the caregiver chosen is not the right match.
The right, in-home recovery caregiver will foster a positive presence that will encourage your loved-one’s continued emotional, mental, and physical well-being. If your loved-one is reluctant to welcome in-home recovery care, reassure them that the in-home care is temporary. When a caregiver assists your loved-one with their in-home recovery, you are ensuring they remain motivated, happy, healthy, and independent. Contact Comfort Home Care today for more information!