Do you have your grand-parents staying with you? Are your parents above the age of 60?
How to take care of the Elders? Are they physically and mentally healthy?
Are they happy?
If not, how can you help them on their old age journey? How all can you take measures and be cautious over their health and well-being?
Let’s go one step ahead and plan for the future. Planning ahead of time can help in situations before it becomes a last-minute emergency. Have first-aid kits around, emergency contact numbers, medications, walking sticks etc.,
It is important for them to have regular medical check-ups. Look out for signs of weakness, forgetfulness, eye sight and take necessary care. It is equally important to take care of their mental health. Most of them start to get lonely and go into a state of depression due to their inability to do things and lack of independence, they often might have to depend on other people for their daily activities. When all this combines, one might naturally start to feel unwanted and develop a sense of insecurity.
These are very common with the aged and something inevitable. In order for them to overcome all this, keep them active. Encourage them to spend some time on physical activity. As much as physical activity keeps us all fit, it gives them that extra health benefit especially if they have been sedentary over the years. If they cant indulge in heavy activities or not able to exercise independently, moving around frequently would suffice.
Most importantly, spend some quality time with them. Few words of kindness would generate so much positivity around them. Laugh out loud along with them, make them happy by just spending some time with them. Being Happy indeed improves the quality of life and increases your lifespan. Given the case, why not give it a try.
Talking about keeping good health in old age, maintaining a balanced and proper diet is essential. The metabolism slows down as you age and it is highly important for you to keep track of their food habits. While eating well is vital for people of all age, it is of prime importance for the elders.
If you are not able to be at home through out the day and if the elders at your home need assistance for their everyday activities, it is best that you consider having a care giver at home to help them.This helps them overcome their physical disabilities. Nowadays, providing care and medical services at home has become very convenient and popular among the senior citizens. Most people often only require companionship to keep them occupied until their loved ones return home.
This eliminates the sense of being alone. Also at times when you are held up at work and are not able to take them to a hospital, you can book a care, which will just be a phone call away and a doctor/nurse will be scheduled to provide the care. While all this happens, would you not be worried about when the doctor has reached your place, whether the necessary care has been provided or not and etc., Well, we have got it all covered. Through, CET’s PATIENT PORTAL, you will be able to track all the services and care that has been provided, the details of the Physicians that are going to be administering the care, the medications that has been prescribed etc.,
Although, taking them to a Senior center or Elderly home might be an option, you might not want to keep them away and caring for your loved ones from the comfort of being at home gives them a feel of security and confidence that they are near their beloved. Also, it helps maintain strong family relationships.
Do not consider them a burden. Make your life and theirs easier by taking necessary precautions.
Can tracking a person’s pre-medical history be any easier?
A 73 year old former college professor, suffering from dementia is under care. He avails medical services from Home. He also has several other problems, including diabetes. Each time a care giver visits him, they have to go through a long process of finding out the various interim tests that have taken place, the medications that were prescribed etc., They have to do this on their own as they cannot rely upon him to provide all such details, his memory of things are going to be very vague.
Not only with the elderly patients, sometimes it becomes difficult even for the middle aged people to actually track and maintain their medical history. If they are being consulted by different doctors, each time they encounter a new doctor they need to produce their previous records for the physician to effectively administrate the medical care especially when consulting a Home Healthcare. The list of medications that the person used to take, when the medications were started and stopped etc., is also crucial for the Physician as he needs to prescribe the new medication based on that. An other thing that has to be noted down here would be the certain things that the patient is allergic to. Information on past/present illness (if any) also has to be taken into account.Only when all such details are properly gathered, a Physician can take a decision on what diagnose/care/surgery he can perform. All such things are very crucial as it will directly reflect upon the health and well being of an individual.
Also, there may be instances wherein the individual fails to keep these documents safely. There needs to be a one place where he/she can find all medical documents relating to them and those needs to be in an orderly fashion. The medications, diagnosis reports, scan copies, etc., needs to be arranged separately.
So, how do the Doctors/Care givers combat a situation like this? How do we make it easier for the patients to overcome this struggle?
Yes, all this has be simplified in a single click. There needs to be single store place which can be accessed by both the clinician and the patient. When a doctor visits the patient, he finds their previous medical history and scans them to upload it on to the patients account. This way, the particular patient can view it through a portal that has been assigned to them, at the same time the clinician visiting the patient can view all the required details.
The Scan documents feature can also be employed in another situation where in the Home Healthcare Provider/Agency needs to maintain a copy of a doctor’s or nurse’s practising license, proofs etc., This helps the management to keep things in line also the nurses/caretakers are authentic which gives the home care availers a sense of security and trust towards the home care organization.
Caring Elders Technology Pvt. Ltd. provides this feature through its SaaS product paving way towards making the Home Healthcare activities easier.
To be a Successful Home Health Care Provider in the market is easy considering you take into account the following points. One of the major issues faced by Home Care Providers is managing schedules of available staff members. To err is human but unfortunately in this business world, a small mistake can cost too much from a financial standpoint. To be a successful Home Health Care provider, it might cost more – time, money or even worse it may inconvenience your patients.
CONVENTIONAL WAY OF SCHEDULING IN HOME HEALTH CARE –
Scheduling the caregiver to patient requires huge effort as there are various aspects which needs to be considered. These aspects include – monitoring resource availability, preferred timings of patients, patient’s choice of resource, care location of the patient, the service that needs to be provided. The process of manually scheduling is extremely strenuous in this scenario. A software helps you manage this hassle and become a successful home health care.
LAST MINUTE CHANGES THAT MAY HAPPEN WHILE RUNNING A HOME HEALTH CARE –
Some changes are inevitable and needs a change of schedule due to unforeseen situations either from the patient or the caregiver’s side. Patients commonly face the problem of caregiver not being punctual. Some clients are on a strict schedule, and having a caregiver show up late means they could be left unattended. Thus, caregiver tracking becomes an important issue.
A SOFTWARE SOLUTION IN PLACE TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL HOME HEALTH CARE PROVIDER –
Providing quality service to the patients is the most crucial part of a successful Home Health Care agency and this can be ensured by effective operational management. Allocating the available caretakers to the needful patients is not going to be enough as patient experience and comfort needs to be given priority. A software solution in place not only ensures all this being followed but also takes care of the patient’s delight. Apart from reducing the workforce,a software also ensures patient retention and increased business.
Running a successful Home Health Care means a great deal and implementing process to move forward to be more organized and efficient is vital. Talk to us for handling even the most complex scheduling problems faced by Home Healthcare agencies.
Caring Elders Technology Private Ltd – a pioneer in launching SaaS ( Software as a Service) solution to Home Healthcare Providers in India, tailored to Home Healthcare Providers in India.