Providing Exceptional Care for Elderly Patients at Home
Author: Ms. Sathya K, Clinical Trainer
Growing old can be a challenging phase of life, especially for those who are battling with multiple medical conditions. However, the comfort of home and the warmth of family can make a significant difference in the quality of life of elderly persons. Apollo HomeCare, a leading healthcare service provider, understands this and is committed to providing exceptional care for elderly patients at home.
One of our recent patients, Mrs. Muthathal, a 95-year-old woman, had multiple health issues, including bronchial asthma, hypertension, and diabetes. Her family opted for Apollo Homecare’s long-term elderly care service, and we worked closely with them to provide the best care possible.
The team at Apollo HomeCare comprises a doctor, nursing officer, nursing supervisor, and nurse, who work together to ensure that the patient receives comprehensive care. In Mrs. Muthathal’s case, our nursing officer assessed her physical health and identified her medical conditions. We provided her with support for activities of daily living, nebulizer for breathing difficulties, and medication for diabetes. We also ensured that she received a balanced diet and monitored her sugar levels regularly. Our nurse provided her with emotional support and encouraged her to stay active by walking with a walker.
In addition to physical health, we also focused on Mrs. Muthathal’s psychological well-being. Our nurse interacted with her, took photos with her, and ensured that she did not feel lonely or isolated. We encouraged her to maintain her level of independence and adapt to age-related changes. We also provided her with cognitive skills support to help her manage her condition better.
At Apollo HomeCare, we believe that family support is crucial for the success of elderly care at home. We worked closely with Mrs. Muthathal’s family and scheduled regular discussions to coordinate care. We also provided them with information and guidance to help them support their loved one better.
Home visits by our team played a significant role in keeping Mrs. Muthathal comfortable at home. We scheduled regular visits and also provided emergency care whenever required. We believe that regular visits are essential to keep track of the patient’s progress, make necessary adjustments to the care plan, and provide emotional support.
In conclusion, caring for the elderly at home can be challenging, but with careful planning and support, it can be a rewarding experience. At Apollo HomeCare, we are committed to providing exceptional care for elderly patients at home and improving their quality of life. If you are looking for elderly care at home services, please reach out to us.