Home health care enables patients to recuperate from short-term illness or deal with chronic disease in the comfort of their own homes. The concept of working together with the patient’s physician, a skilled team of home health professionals look after patient’s physical, social, and emotional needs.

Goals Of Home Care

  • To provide patients and families with the care, education, and support needed for them to become independent in their care.
  • Home care services may include visiting nurses, rehabilitation therapy, home health aides, medical social services, home infusion therapy, or hospice.

Scope

  • Geriatric population
  • Chronic orthopaedic diseases
  • Chronic neurological diseases
  • Chronic cardiorespiratory diseases
  • Oncologic diseases
  • Post operative

Patient Care

1) WASH THE EYES FIRST. FROM THE INSIDE CORNER TO THE OUTSIDE, USING A DIFFERENT AREA OF THE CLOTH FOR EACH EYE.

 

2) AFTER WASHING THE FACE, NECK, AND EARS, REMOVE THE GOWN AND WASH THE ARMS, ONE AT A TIME.

3) PLACE THE TOWEL OVER THE PATIENT’S CHEST. LIFT THE CORNER AS YOU WASH THE CHEST. REPEAT FOR THE ABDOMEN.

 

4) WASH AND DRY ONE LEG AT A TIME. CHANGE THE WATER AT THIS TIME IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY NEEDED TO DO SO.

5) WASH THE BACK AND THE BUTTOCKS. A BACKRUB MAY BE GIVEN AT THIS TIME.