Hire Professional Providers of Home Health Care in Houston for Seniors

The idea of sending their elders to retirement and nursing homes does not suit all Americans, which is why some families opt to care for them at home. While there is nothing that stops them from doing the job themselves, there is a reason why professional healthcare providers offer reliable home heath care in Houston and in other cities. Vicki Hoak, guest columnist for The Scranton Times-Tribune, explains why these people do a better job at providing healthcare:

Home care has the ability to play a tremendous role in reducing care spending by treating more people in a cost-effective manner at a fraction of the cost of other institutional settings, such as nursing homes, which cost more than four times the cost of receiving care in one’s home.

Importance of home care services

Home health care does not just involve medical matters; it also involves assisting the elderly in their daily routines such as bathing and cooking, which are the essentials of basic “home care”. If need be, the provider can also organize exercise routines for them. The reason why home healthcare services also employ nurses and medical professionals is to assist seniors in taking their prescription medicine and to help them follow through with their therapies, if they have any. Most ordinary homeowners are not usually qualified for these duties.

For example, a renowned Houston home healthcare agency specializes in tending to stay-at-home patients with physical disabilities. Aside from providing medical assistance, the caregivers they employ also provide companionship and emotional support. Thanks to their knowledge of pathogens and microbes, they can also help clean the house more thoroughly as even the most innocuous things like dust and moisture can be hazardous to the elderly, especially if they have existing respiratory conditions.

Perhaps the biggest reason why professional home healthcare is relevant is the simple fact that the needs of the elderly vary from person to person. There really is no standard way of providing both medical and emotional care for all of them. Healthcare providers, like the Comfort Keepers® of Sugar Land, Texas, who can personalize their services to suit each individual, often prove useful not just for the medical assistance that they offer but also to the insights that they can give. These providers ensure that beloved senior parents and grandparents are treated with the utmost care.

(Article Image and Excerpt from Importance of home care services, The Scranton Times-Tribune, Published August 19, 2012)

About D. Flenaugh

Demetrius Flenaugh is a 20 year U.S. Army Veteran and is experienced and highly qualified in addressing the home health care needs and concerns of seniors. His passion for helping others led him to volunteer with various organizations throughout his military career.
After spending the better part of the last 20 years moving from one assignment to another, he decided that moving to Sugar Land, TX provided an excellent opportunity to grow his family and serve his community. His dedication to providing quality, in-home care enables him to have a direct impact on enhancing the quality of life of seniors and other adults who need assistance with the activities of daily living.
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