The demand for home care or healthcare services has been rising due to the increasing number of people reaching senior years. This has resulted from technological advances, especially in the medical field, which have contributed much to making individuals live longer and more satisfying lives. Most of us seniors prefer to age in place, which is made possible by availing of home care or home health services provided by the healthcare professionals such as those at in-home care in Florida that comprise the home health care team.
This team is composed of some healthcare professionals like the following:
Doctors don’t usually provide health care directly within the home environment, but they supervise patient care, diagnose and check conditions and give prescriptions and treatments. All physicians, like those at a home health care agency, have a degree from medical schools. They also have passed a licensing examination in their respective state.
- Registered nurses (RNs)
In a home health agency, registered nurses organize and manage the care of patients. They assess, check the test and lab results, check patients’ conditions, and educate the patient and their families. They provide medication assistance and treatments as well. They also oversee LPNs, personal care aides, and home health aides.
- Home Health Aides (HHA)
Home health aides provide supportive care to each patient in their respective homes with the oversight of a nurse. They help enhance or keep the patients’ health, independence, and overall well-being. They can assist with self-care activities like bathing, grooming, dressing, feeding, toileting, and using medical supplies and equipment. They can provide light housekeeping services and help patients with home safety and laundry.
- Registered dieticians (RDs)
Registered dieticians assess the nutritional intake of patients and order specific diets to be followed by the patient. They educate our families and us on special diets to manage our disease and enhance our nutrition.
At Alpha Allied Home Care, Inc., you can avail of top-quality home care/home health care services provided by our highly trained and proficient health care professionals. Feel free to contact us about our Senior Care in Jupiter, Florida.