How In-Home Care Can Improve Quality of Life
Santé Home Health and Rehabilitation offers a variety of services provided to patients in the comfort of their home to ensure they receive a compassionate continuum of care throughout their recovery. Services include nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy, social workers and home health aides. In-home care can improve quality of life for those recovering from a hospital stay, fighting a terminal disease or nearing the end of life.
A physical therapist who comes to the patient’s home can help with rehabilitation and gain the physical strength to do normal daily activities. Certain exercises and movements can help relieve pain and even help prevent future ailments by building up endurance and increasing mobility. Regular physical therapy sessions can help:
- Improve endurance
- Rehabilitate following surgery
- Enhance gait (walking technique) training
- Increase mobility and strength
With occupational therapy, a patient can improve their quality of life by building up the skills they need to restore their independence. For someone who is terminally ill or recovering from a hospital stay, sometimes even taking a shower is something that is very difficult. It might require adapting the environment or instilling confidence to keep trying. An occupational therapist can help:
- Improve patient’s ability to perform daily self-care
- Restore independence in the home
- Provide adaptive equipment recommendations for the home
Santé hospice nurses visit the patient wherever they reside, providing direct care to the patient and keeping the personal physician informed and updated about the patient’s condition. Our nurse also teaches the family and/or other caregivers how to care for the patient. Home health aides and assistants provide personal care such as bathing and grooming, under the direction of the RN, as well as assistance with other activities of daily living.