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The Benefits of Occupational Therapy at Home

Occupational therapists are a crucial and effective component of the home health agency team working alongside physical therapists, speech therapists, nurses, home health aids, and social workers to provide strategies to help a patient manage daily activities while reducing their risk of injury or further decline in function. Preserving the ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) is fundamental for older adults to live an independent life. Becoming dependent on others to complete daily activities is associated with more doctor visits and longer hospitalization (Milla ́n-Calenti et al., 2010). Occupational therapists can support older adults’ goals to age in place and live life as independently as possible by identifying and implementing effective interventions in the home.

Technology in Home Health Care

Technology in Home Health Care

If it hasn’t been said before, the home health care industry is expand day by day. With more and more baby boomers reaching older ages with higher mortality rates, the need for home health care providers has matched that. With that growth, and the inert need to be home based versus moving to a facility had created challenges when it comes to technology in home health care. How much is too much, when is an alternate facility become paramount versus living independent? None of these questions can be answered today, but there a re a few advances worth looking at.

The Future of Home Health Care

The Future of Home Health Care

Like a freight train, 2019 will be here before you know it..it is already late spring (May) and already the talks of summer and monsoon season are upon us..with fall trailing soon after. Why is 2019 so import to the future of home health care you might ask? It happens to be the first year people over the age of 65 will outnumber those younger than 5 years of age. We’re not sure if that’s scary or not, but we do know, home health care isn’t slowing down.

home health care career

Home Health Care Career

If you’ve ever thought about all the different possibilities in a home health care career, we may have some answers for you. Here are the top 3 things anyone considering a home health career should think about before moving forward.

Do You Care About Patients

Caring for the well being of others, and respecting the care in the privacy of there homes should be paramount.  Dealing with patients’ family members can also be touchy. There are a lot more family dynamics to deal with in the home. If there’s a caregiver involved, you’re including them in the treatment plan and goals. You’re working in the homes of patients of different ethnicity’s and cultures, and you have to be adaptable and personable with everyone.

selecting the right home health care provider

Selecting The Right Home Health Care Agency

We can’t stress the importance of this topic enough. Selecting the right home health care agency will be one of the most important decisions you make for either yourself or a loved one, and there are several considerations when evaluating caregivers.

Home Health Care Agencies

First, make a list of home health care providers in your area. Then review the questions below and ask the right questions that pertain to you and your family or loved ones.

  • How long have they been in business- this is a fast growing industry and many companies are new, and may not know proper procedure. On the flip side, many qualified and experienced providers have set out on their own, and are fully capable of offering proper care, so always check senior managements experience.
  • Ask the agency for information (brochures, etc.) prior to a visit and read up. To learn more, do an online search and read reviews, social media pages, and the like. Be discerning, because some of what you read could just be marketing. When reading reviews, pay attention to who the author is. It’s important to do your own due diligence prior to making a decision.
  • Does the company log and document treatment of the care patients. it’s important for the patients, doctors and other caregivers to be kept apprised of the care that has been given and to what extent.
  • What are the companies emergency plans if needed. Quick thinking and proper planning are paramount for keeping everyone safe. This includes emergency health, fire, flood and any other emergency where action on part of the care professional may be needed.
  • Ask for references and make sure to contact them. This may be the number one action you can take. If you are unsure of what questions to ask, please feel free to contact us here at Arista for assistance in doing so.
  • Whether you are hiring an agency for hospice care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, private caregiver, etc., try to get as much information about the individual care providers as possible, including their experience and reputation.

Hopefully this gives you an idea of the direction to start when making your decision on selecting the right home health care provider.

home health care providers

Home Health Care Providers

Many of you don’t know this, but over 7.6 million people utilize home health care and home health care providers, in contrast to only 1.8 million who live in a nursing home. The convenience of home health care, as well as the feeling of comfort of being at home and with loved ones can’t be matched. What is even more important is the need to the know the difference far enough in advance to prepare financially and with insurance for that time.

Home Health Care Providers

The majority of people are most comfortable in their own environment where they feel safe and close to the things they love, and home care is the long-term care option that promotes the individual’s independence and ability to continue with the normal, daily routine as long as possible. The goal of home care is to provide in-home care for those who need it, and to allow an individual to remain living at home as long as possible, regardless of age or disability. A home health aide can provide safety and comfort, relieve family caregivers, reduce falls and trips to the hospital, and maintain a patient’s dignity and independence.

Home care services cover a wide range of needs, from homemaking and companionship to meal preparation and medication reminders. They may also include personal care services, or those that help with the activities of daily living, including home care services like bathing, dressing, and grooming. To promote a safe and functional lifestyle, a caregiver can help you brush your teeth, secure the buttons on your shirt, or stand-by while you bathe to make sure you do not fall.

Who Provides Care

There are many home health care providers who offer their services for your loved ones. It is important to take the time to discuss all of your options with a registered home health care provider in your area who is experienced specifically in your loved ones needs. If you need further counseling in this are pleas call Arista today at 520-333-0333. Speak with one of our specialist who can assist in this decision making process.

Private Caregivers

What to Look for in a Home Health Care Provider

What to look for in a home health care provider

Aside from determining if a home health care agency is properly qualified, you need to know what to look for in a provider. There may be services that do not get the job done. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re deciding what to look for in a home health care provider.

Do they hire professionals?

This might sound like an obvious point, but all too often, a home health provider might hire inexperienced or poorly-trained individuals to provide service as a way to cut costs. This is very important because, at the end of the day, the effectiveness of a service is more important than anything else. If you hire a service just to cut corners, you may not get what you need.

Does the service fit your particular needs?

When it comes to home health care, although all providers come into your home to provide medical services, not all of these services are created equal in terms of their mission, skillsets and/or capability. This is very true with hospice care providers. Often times, these services don’t have what it takes to actually provide service to people that aren’t in dire needs. This is something that you have to be mindful of, because when you hire a company on a contract, you’re stuck with that service, and you might have to settle with them for the long term. And this can be something that will take your time as well as your money.

 

 

Home health Care

Home Health Care in the Tucson Area

The Home health care industry in United States consists of several medical services, which are readily available at a location of choice or the home of any individual. They include palliative care, caregiver services, hospital care, home health and many other related services. The services offered are usually being administered by a group of medical professionals. The ability to get all the medical needs catered at home has contributed towards the increased demand of home health care services in America.

From various studies, which were conducted in the recently, it has been identified that the demand for home health care services is increasing at a rapid pace. The terms “Home” and “Care” have contributed towards the above mentioned fact. These are the two most fundamental services that are being offered to the people in need. The majority of seniors who live in America prefer to be treated at the comfort of their homes. They don’t want to attend any facility to go for the treatments as such facilities can make them feel uncomfortable. They would also feel better while being treated at home.

Home health care facilitators are in a position to contribute towards the mental health of people as well. Seniors will get the opportunity to maintain the mental health and wellbeing in a convenient manner while they are being treated at the comfort of home. This would assist them to get the required treatments in an effective manner. For example, this process has the ability to reduce the number of hospital re-admissions by a significant amount.

With home health care services, people have access to treatments and medical staff at home, where they feel comfortable to live in. This can provide effective results when treating certain health conditions.

Tucson, Arizona is a retirement community. The demand for home health care services in Arizona, and nationally, is increasing due to all the prominent benefits that are associated with it. On the other hand, the increasing elderly population can also create an impact. As per the statistics of 2010, about 11.8% of the people who live in United States are over 65 years old. This is a considerable percentage and the home health care facilitators need to be developed in order to cater their specific requirements. On the other hand, the number of seniors in the country is increasing at a rapid pace. As per the current statistics, it has been identified that the percentage of people who are over 65 years old would grow to 19% by year 2030. Moreover, the oldest group of people in United States would be about 19 million. In order to accommodate the needs of all these people, there should be a good supply of home health care services.

When the demand for home health care services is increasing, there should be an increase in the supply as well. It is the time to think about the changes that need to be accommodated and then act accordingly.

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