Why Choose Home Health Care?
Jason Morris and Pat Jackson, RN, Southeast Louisiana Home Health, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine (formerly SENIOR Magazine)
Today, more physicians are recommending health care services be provided to their patient’s in their home because of technology, cost effectiveness, quality of individualized care and comfort for the patient.
Home is a place we all feel safe. When we are “under the weather,” we typically want to go home to recuperate. When we are feeling well, we enjoy spending time with our loved ones in the sanctity of our home. There is an abundance of evidence showing patients heal more quickly at home surrounded by loved ones and familiar surroundings.
Being sick is stressful. Staying in a hospital or facility adds stress due to the fact that we are less comfortable being removed from our loved ones and familiar environment. For these reasons, home health care provides a less stressful environment allowing the patient to focus on healing.
No one wants to be completely dependent and helpless. Home health care allows you to keep your independence; with assistance from the health care team, family and friends, you can still be a viable part of society.
Home health care involves you and your family in the care that is provided. You and your family are educated by the health care team on how to get better and stay better.
Home health care, in many cases, is less expensive than other forms of health care. Typically, hospitalization costs are 10 times higher than home health care costs for comparable health problems.
With the development of technology, services that use to only be available in a hospital can now be done at home. The availability of these services in the home provides a significant savings for health care and an added convenience for a patient who is already dealing with a health condition.
Finally, home health care is personalized care. You get one-on-one care that is specific to your health care needs.
If you or a loved one could benefit from home health care services, please contact Southeast Louisiana Home Health at 1-800-479-4712, so we can discuss your individual needs.