Many times home health care is only thought of on a “We’ve Got to Do Something Now” basis. As we baby boomers are getting older and are now on the receiving end of the spectrum it is important for us to look for ways to make our lives simpler and more convenient not only for ourselves but for those who might be caring for us.
Ask them about house doctors (do they have a doctor that comes to the facility to see clients), and are senior home health aide agencies allowed in the building? and if so, do they require that you use theirs or if you can pick your own. I will explain why this important later.
Custodial care is also a kind of Home Health Care. It is the most often used type of care. This is referring to when a medical professional enters the home to help with the patients daily activities until they are well enough to do them alone. This can include but is not limited to eating, dressing, showering, toiletries, etc. This care is most often performed by a home health care aide. They are usually there on a daily basis, some stay for the day and others just perform the patients morning routine.
It took me two more weeks in there. I can recall that the stay there was bad. I wasn’t allowed solid food, the doctor said it was bad for my throat and I had a tube that runs up my nose directly to my stomach. It was where liquefied food was injected using a big syringe.
Perhaps you are wondering why the government is in a position to manage health care services. The reason is that private insurance companies have failed. However, I would like to share with you an insurance practice that went on for years when I was in the field and still may be going on today. It was and is a sad state of affairs.
From early February to June 2008, Mrs. M was in and out of hospitals and nursing homes. She would receive enough recuperative therapy so she could return home. She would only be home for a matter of days or a few short weeks before her health declined to the extent that she had to return to the hospital and then a nursing home.
Show your compassion every day in every way. Do it as often as possible, especially if the elderly person is a parent who brought you into the world, loved and guided you from childhood to adulthood. Remember … you are likely to be in the same situation sooner than you expect.