In-home caregivers care for seniors or those who’ve been injured or experienced debilitating illnesses. In fact, more and more in-home care workers are hired to care for people with chronic health conditions. Why?
3 Reasons Why Home Health Services Should Be Considered
Chronic conditions are on the rise. It’s expected that by 2030, two out of three people will have at least one chronic health condition. More people than ever before have more than one health issue that adversely affects their daily life. And these conditions are affecting people no matter what their age.
If you or a loved one deal with chronic conditions, should you hire an in-home care company like Intrepid? Here are three reasons why this might be a very good idea.
1. Nearly Any Condition Can Be Treated
Chronic conditions and their treatments vary, but with trained employees, Intrepid has successfully treated patients with everything from severe asthma to dementia.
2. It’s Cost-Effective
With in-home care, patients end up in the hospital less often. That means few outrageously high hospital or emergency room bills. While in-home care is an investment, over the long haul, it can be a money saver.
3. Patients and Caregivers Feel More in Control
One of the worst feelings a person can have when it comes to their health is feeling out of control. Having one or more chronic conditions can make them feel this way. But with the help of Intrepid, patients and their caregivers feel like they’re in control of their health and treatment options.
What’s Included in Home Health Services
Some people have the mistaken idea that in-home care simply means a nurse is coming to check your vitals every once in a while. While nursing is one of the services provided by home health companies like Intrepid USA, there are much more. Here are just a handful of services provided by in-home caregivers.
- Personal care (like personal hygiene)
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Social work
- Chores around the house
- Day programs for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia
- Respite care
- Meal preparation
- Running errands
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, in-home care services can help to improve or maintain the health of a patient with multiple chronic conditions.
Why Choose Intrepid USA for Your In-Home Care Needs
Intrepid always treats their patients as unique individuals with very unique needs. No one at Intrepid believes in one-size-fits-all treatment. As some of our long-time employees have said – creativity and individualism are what make Intrepid special.
Everyone at Intrepid is passionate about what they do, too. From the home health workers and occupational therapists to the business managers and financial coordinators – everyone here is devoted to putting our patients’ needs first and putting their caregivers’ minds at ease.
At Intrepid, home health work isn’t just a job – it’s our calling.