What is Home Care?

Home care includes any professional support services that allow a person to live safely in their home. In-home care services can help someone who is ageing and needs assistance to live independently; is managing chronic health issues; is recovering from a medical setback, or has special needs or a disability. Professional caregivers such as nurses, aides, and therapists provide short-term or long-term care in the home, depending on a person’s needs.

The care you need in the place you feel most comfortable.

Home care can be the key to achieving the highest quality of life possible. It can enable safety, security, and increased independence; it can ease management of an ongoing medical condition; it can help avoid unnecessary hospitalization; it can aid with recovery after an illness, injury, or hospital stay—all through the care given in the comfort and familiarity of home. Home care can include:

  • Short- or long-term nursing care for an illness, disease, or disability—including tracheostomy and ventilator care.
  • Help with daily activities such as dressing and bathing
  • Companionship
  • Therapy and rehabilitative services

TYPES OF HOME HEALTH CARE

Each patient has a unique need when it comes to home care. At Doozy Doc, care is customized to your individual needs and may include services from one or more of the types described.

While the multiple types of home care may serve different needs, they share a common goal: to enable happier, more independent living for the people receiving care, and to provide support and peace of mind for their families.

NURSING CARE

Long-term, hourly nursing care at home for adults with a chronic illness, injury, or disability.Our home-based skilled nurses are specially trained to care for patients at the comfort of their own home while following optimum standards of hygiene, bedside manner and professional service.

Our team of dedicated caretakers are skilled in caring for a patient’s physical needs; be it bathing, sponging, feeding or even monitoring their sleep. Our General Duty Assistants are committed to ensuring each patient is given to utmost care with dignity.

MEDICAL CARE

Short-term, doctor-directed care is designed to help a patient prevent or recover from an illness, injury, or an unnecessary hospital stay.

Home Health Care services may include:

  • Care for diseases and conditions such as Traumatic brain injury (TBI), Spinal cord injury (SCI), ALS, MS
  • Ventilator care
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Monitoring vital signs
  • Administering medications
  • Gastrostomy care
  • Feeding tube care
  • Catheter care
  • ICU monitoring
  • Short-term nursing services
  • Physical therapy
  • Home health aide services

 HOW IS CARE PROVIDED?

Personal health care does not need to be prescribed by a doctor. Care is provided on an ongoing basis on a schedule that meets your needs, up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including possible live-in care.

Private duty nursing care needs to be prescribed by a doctor. Care is provided primarily in shifts.

Home health care is not necessarily needed to be prescribed by a doctor. Our home health care services can be availed by anyone who is in need. However, specific medical set-ups such as ICU setup or cancer care and chemotherapy require a doctor’s prescription and need to be done under the guidance of an established doctor. Care is provided through visits from specialized doctors that last up to an hour, on a short-term basis until the individual’s medical needs are met.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HOME HEALTH CARE?

Medical care is a confusing and frightening experience for most people. Many patients and elderly people are looking to avoid hospital stays at all costs. Home health care provides them with the comfort of their own home and mental peace when they need it the most. This is where we at Doozy Doc step up to the challenge of providing more opportunities for care and assistance at home. Our services provide multiple benefits.

  • Provides medical assistance from the convenience of your home
  • It soothes the patient’s mind and worries
  • It provides the assurity of someone caring for your loved ones when you cannot
  • It maintains dignity
  • It can often be cost-effective

There are 2 types of home care that we offer. Preventive care and Ad-hoc care.

When it comes to preventive care, we focus on caring for any elderly or senior citizens to maintain their health. Constant monitoring and additional preventive steps allow us to keep diseases and any other health concerns at bay. These kinds of services are most suited for elderly people who live alone or cannot be constantly be taken care of by their families. Home healthcare allows the family the option and peace of mind of knowing that their loved ones are looked after.

Ad-hoc home health care, on the other hand, comes into play as and when the need for the same arises. When additional care or assistance is needed and the patient or family cannot tackle it by themselves. Our team at Doozy Doc fills in any such roles.