Most people prefer to heal from surgery or hospitalization at home instead of remaining at a hospital or rehabilitative center. Having help in the home has many benefits, whether the individual lives alone or not. Working with a home care agency can help to ensure that the patient receives the care and support that they need while recovering. Community Nurse Home Care provides visiting nurse services, as well as hospice and private care. Since 1916, we have proudly served Fall River and Southeastern Massachusetts with exceptional, comprehensive care in the home.
Reduces Falls and Injuries
After a medical illness or surgery, it can take a while to get back to normal. There may be safety concerns in the home that could put the individual at risk of falling. Some challenges include steps and stairs, cooking and cleaning, bathing and getting to the bathroom. Studies show that having a home nurse during recovery can help to significantly reduce the instance of falls and hospital readmission.
Take Time to Recover
Leaving the hospital and returning home can be difficult for some patients. They simply want to get back to normal and often get back into the same daily routine that caused their initial illness or injury in the first place. Housework, cooking, cleaning and taking care of others can put a lot of unnecessary stress and strain on someone who needs to take time to heal and recover. Help in the home will look different for each individual. You might only require assistance with daily chores and cleaning or need more extensive care from a certified home care aide.
While most people think about a home care agency as only providing basic support and assistance during recovery, there are additional therapies, services, and support that can also be given as needed. Home care, care transitions and hospice and palliative care are just some of the options available at Community Nurse.
Adapt to Changing Needs
A home care agency can provide an assessment of the home environment and find solutions for potential hazards or dangers in the bathroom, kitchen or living area. An agency can provide expert advice and help make adjustments in the home that will create a safer environment. For elderly or injured individuals, adapting the house to be more suitable to changing needs can make it easier to stay at home for the long term rather than moving to an assisted living center. Stairlift apparatus, easy stand chairs, hospital-style beds and other equipment may be suggested to make living in the home after surgery or an illness safer and easier.
24/7 Monitoring Services
One of the ways that a home care agency can help families and individuals is by offering home telemonitoring programs. Wearable technology, video monitoring and other services can be used to monitor a wide range of conditions and concerns. Cardiac and respiratory monitoring functions can also be performed at home that once could only be done in the hospital. Remote cameras, two-way communications, and other technology can be used to allow medical professionals and family members to check on the patient visually without having to come to the home.
Care at Home
Working with a home care agency can give you peace of mind in knowing that help is available when needed. Community Nurse has a wide range of services and provides personalized home care services with compassion and respect for every patient. Our private care services include care provided by experienced, agency-insured professionals with 24/7 phone coverage. These services can be hired for just a few hours a day, a few days a month, or around-the-clock care in your own home. If you would like to learn more about our services or want to speak with a representative about getting help in the home, give us a call at 508-992-6278 or send us a message via our website.