For much of your life, you have probably had to leave your house to see a doctor. Whether it was for a well-check, an infection or blood work, the medical service does not typically come to your house. When you are young and healthy, these visits are usually minimal and it does not take much effort to visit the doctor’s office for care. But as you grow older, these visits tend to happen more frequently. They could be weekly or even daily. Choosing to have home health care services can allow the medical attention you need to come to you.
Visits From a Registered Nurse
If you opt to receive home health care services, a registered nurse is who would come visit you. The nurse can help you with a variety of things, including the management of your medications. Unfortunately, growing old often means more pills are necessary to keep you healthy. A nurse can make sure that none of the medicines are interfering with each other and make sure that you are getting the proper dosages at the correct times.
If you have had a recent surgery, the nurse can help assist you in the recovery. This could include changing dressings or perhaps helping with a catheter. A nurse can also do medical assessments, such as check your pulse and blood pressure, to make sure that your levels are stable and serious medical attention is not required.
Help With Day to Day Tasks
The assistance needed can sometimes just be help with daily tasks. Preparing meals, bathing and housekeeping can all be difficult chores for you to do as you get older. This is especially true if you are recovering from a surgery. These concerns can be addressed through home health care services as well.
As you get older, you should not feel that your only options are to struggle alone at home or leave your home to live in a facility. You can choose to have medical care come to you in the comfort of your home. To know more contact Capital City Nurses at 866-687-7307. Join them on LinkedIn to get the latest news, insights, and opportunities!