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As a hospice social worker, I care for patients and families during one of the most intimate and difficult times. For my team and me these people are like family. At times, families need additional help and I make referrals to care giving agencies. Homewatch Caregivers is consistently on the list. I have found that Homewatch cares as if my families are theirs as well. Zahra and her team are responsive to the needs of my patients and families and are professional to work with.
Written by: Richard, MSW, LSW - Burr Ridge
There can be many misunderstandings about the differences
between home care and home health care in Hickory Hills, Oak Brook and Oak
Park. We work very closely with home health and hospice. The best example of
this might be with nurses or physical therapists who work in the home health
sector. If our caregiver is at someone’s home and notices that they are having
difficulty with mobility, they will contact the physical therapist to get
involved; or, if the client seems more tired or agitated, the let the nurse
from home health know this so that the can call the doctor and see that
everything is taken care of. Home health care services last an average of six
weeks, whether there is improvement or not. A caregiver is a good addition to
communicate if there are needs for more home health care .
After a doctor’s visit or stay in the hospital, skilled care in the home is arranged in order to get you or a loved one back on your feet. Home healthcare includes:
Home care is about sustaining and maintaining your loved one’s quality of life in their home by assisting with activities of daily living:
While a skilled home healthcare professional changes your loved one’s prescriptions, an in-home caregiver helps them remember to take medications day in and day out. A home healthcare agency can change your loved one’s therapy if it’s not working, and an in-home caregiver is there to encourage them to accomplish those therapies. At Homewatch CareGivers' our person-directed approach to caregiving helps an individual to the best of their current abilities so that they continue to feel empowered and fulfilled. Get tips on this approach to care here.
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