Elderly individuals are at risk for a variety of serious conditions, including issues that could be caused by use of medical equipment that they need to treat health issues or even the individual’s behavior. Family members often want to lessen that risk, but if you can’t be there on a daily basis, it’s difficult to know exactly what is going on. Even if you are there, it can be hard for somewhat without a medical background to spot the first signs of an ailment. For those who have in home care, the person who provides that care, especially if they are medically trained, can spot these issues early.
- In home care professionals can identify behaviors that could cause problems. Sometimes it’s an individual’s behavior that puts them at risk medically. An in home care professional who visits regularly can help your relative to recognize and change problematic behaviors before there is a medical issue.
- Medically trained care professionals can assist with equipment to prevent problems. If an elderly individual must use medical equipment like oxygen to assist in breathing, for example, an in home care specialist can help your loved one to position themselves in a way that their breathing is easier and there’s less danger of choking unexpectedly
- In home care professionals can ask questions of doctors to get further information at appointments. When you cannot be with your loved one during appointments at doctor’s offices, an in home health care aide may be able to accompany an elderly individual and ask questions to clarify orders, medication and device use. Often, in home care professionals think of questions to clarify things that family members might not think of, and that can help to avoid issues.
At EvergreenChoice, we provide a variety of in home care services for individuals who need a little extra help. If you’re interested in hiring in home care for your elderly relatives in the New York area, contact us today to learn about our services and how we can help.