When a disabled or elderly relative comes to live with you, you may find that this person's daily care extends your level of patience, skill, or time availability. As such, you may simply not be able to provide the services they need to stay well and safe.
Instead of sending that person to live in a nursing home, you can hire someone to come in and take care of them for you. You can make full use of what home health care services can offer to your relative and to you as their guardian.
Daily Vital Statistics Monitoring
Much of your relative's daily health may revolve around keeping their vital statistics stable. However, your lack of medical experience may prevent you from knowing if or when this person has high blood pressure or high glucose levels. You also may not know if this person's heart rate is too high or not high enough to keep them stable.
Even more, you may not know how to use the medical equipment that is used to monitor and record this person's vital readings. Instead of trying to learn, you can hire home health care workers to come into your house and monitor your relative's vital stats. The nurses and medical assistants that come to your home know how to use the equipment and can find out if your loved one is stable or in need of immediate medical attention.
Your loved one might also be on powerful medications that must be dosed correctly. You may have no idea of how to measure out the medicine or in what doses to give it correctly. If this is the case, you may fear that giving too much or too little medications and may potentially make your relative sicker.
Rather than handle your loved one's medicine on your own, you can hire home health care professionals to dose and give the medicines for you. These workers are trained to measure out and give medications to patients. They take care to give the proper amounts so your relative remains stable and does not suffer dire side effects from overdosing.
Professional home health care workers can provide important services to your infirm or aged loved one and you as their guardian. They know how to use medical equipment and monitor vital statistics. They also are trained to dose out medications carefully and administer medicines to patients safely. To learn more, contact a company like Comfort Keepers Home Health Care.