Choosing home health services for yourself or someone you love is a big decision, but considering these five things can help you make the right choice.
Home health allows you to stay in the place you love
Home health allows you to live how you want to in the comfort of your own home. It can also help you heal so you can experience well-being in mind, body and soul. Services include extra support for meals and medication and assistance with daily needs of living.
Home health should be catered to your needs
Injury and serious illness can happen to anyone. Your home health agency should provide for your needs, no matter your age or circumstances. Being in tune with your unique needs and structuring your care program accordingly is part of what makes a quality home health team.
You should be cared for physically, mentally and emotionally
Your home health agency should do more than just meet your physical needs. It should also:
- Listen to, respect and respond to your desires and fears
- Keep your loved ones informed and involved
- Offer you education and information to improve your quality of life
- Provide you with peace of mind through easy access and quick responsiveness
- Act with compassion, patience and kindness.
It’s a big decision — trust is paramount
Beyond delivering the most competent and qualified care possible, your home health agency must be one you feel secure and comfortable with. Caregivers should be specially trained, reliable, respectful and sensitive to your situation. Each caregiver should also be bonded, insured and licensed appropriately.
Home health is more than a checklist of tasks
You’ll find the biggest difference in home health agencies isn’t their list of services. When you find a home health agency that you feel comfortable with, you’ll see that its staff members relate to you as a person, not just as a client. You’ll find that they’re open and willing to take time to talk with you. And you’ll feel that whether the care you need includes simple duties or a daunting recovery, you will always be treated with dignity and in a way that makes you feel valued.
At the Good Samaritan Society, our compassionate caregivers will provide the care you need in the way that’s best for you.