Health Home Care Services

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What is Home Care?

Home care is a more personalized alternative to nursing homes and assisted living facilities. It provides NON MEDICAL services such as personal care, homemaking, and more to individuals living at home, so they can remain comfortable and independent.

Home Care vs. Home Health

Home health is typically short-term medical services administered in the home to treat an illness or injury. This type of medical assistance is usually provided by a registered nurse, physical, occupational, or speech therapist.

Who is a Good Candidate for Home Care?

Home care can be beneficial for those who are getting older, are chronically ill, are recovering from surgery, or are disabled. Perhaps your loved one needs assistance with day-to-day tasks but does not need to be in a nursing home or hospital. Home care could be the right fit for them.

What is Continuum of Care?

Healthcare needs fall along a spectrum. These needs will ebb and flow throughout your lifetime. Choosing home care that can meet you where you are as you journey along the continuum of care is essential.

Why is the Continuum of Care Important?

WholeCare practices an integrated, holistic approach to caregiving. We believe, and our experience has shown, that caring for the WHOLE person – Body, Mind, and Spirit – leads to better care and increased satisfaction. That’s the WholeCare Difference!

Why Turn to WholeCare When in Need?

Aging is an entirely individual process for each person. That’s why every person deserves a personalized plan of care that supports sustained independence and dignity. Our mix and match approach ensures that people receive the right level of service – at the right time.

Whether you are in the planning stages of aging in place or need ongoing supportive care, knowledgeable staff will guide you toward sustained independence with:

Besides a personal rapport develops between the caregiver and the patient which helps in the principle of Wholecare-Of Body Mind And Spirit.Home care is a valuable option for an individual who desires to maintain their independence and continue their life in the comfort of their home.

What Types of Home Care Services Are Available?

Home care looks different for everyone. Every individual’s needs are unique, we tailor our home care to fit those needs. Depending on what your loved one’s needs are, caregiving services can be available 24-hours a day or a few hours each week.

Examples of Home Care Assistance: (All/Limited)

Personal care:

  • Bathing, Grooming, Dressing
  • Toileting and Incontinence
  • Medication Reminders
  • Mobility Assistance
  • Repositioning to Avoid Bedsores
  • Transportation to and from Medical Appointments
  • Homemaking:
  • Grocery Shopping, Cooking, and Clean-up
  • Errands and Shopping
  • Transportation
  • Light Housekeeping, Laundry and Ironing
  • Changing Bed Linens
  • Pet and Plant Care
  • Conversation
  • Reading Aloud
  • Hobbies and Projects
  • Outings and Events
  • Morning Wake-Up & Evening Tuck-In
  • Assistance with Attending Religious Services
  • Electronic Caregiver(if available)

Electronic Caregiver is an affordable service that can stand alone or act as complement to our caregiving services. This advanced technology extends independence with features such as:

  • Personal Emergency Response and Home Monitoring Services
  • Physician on Demand
  • Activity Detection
  • Medication Reminders
  • Caregiving Support Tools

Home Care Interventions for Patients discharged after Total Hip and Total Knee Replacements

The readmission rate within 30 days after hip and knee replacement is approx 34 for every 1,000 patients. While readmission rates are low, it is still essential to take precautions to prevent readmission to the hospital. Home care can help after hip and knee surgery, so readmission is less likely.

Caregiver uses evidence-based practices that are proven to reduce the risk of readmission and promote the health of those who have recently had Total Hip and Total Knee Replacements:

Physical Activity Assistance and personal care

Those who have had a Hip or Knee Replacement need to watch for swelling and reduce the risk of blood clots in the veins of your legs. Basic exercises, such as walking, will help maintain blood flow. A home care specialist can walk with patients and remind them to do their physical therapy exercises. Something as simple as pumping feet up and down 20 times per hour can help reduce blood clots.

Medication Reminders

Some individuals are placed on Aspirin or Coumadin to thin their blood and reduce the risk of blood clots forming. They could also be prescribed antibiotics to protect the joint replacement from infection. Caregivers can help keep medications straight and remind patients of the proper timing and dosage to take.

Transportation and homemaking activities

Most patients cannot drive for 4 to 6 weeks after surgery, and some individuals will not be able to drive past the 6-week mark. Additionally, some people on certain medications, such as narcotics, should not drive at all. Home care specialists can help with transportation to and from doctor appointments, social gatherings, running errands, and other homemaking activities.