Home Health Care and Caregivers - Video Library
Finally, it’s time to go home from the hospital. You’re excited but anxious. How will you get to your follow up doctor appointments. And what about getting your prescriptions filled? How can help? Have no fear. Medical social workers to the rescue!
What happens behind the scenes from the time a patient is admitted to the hospital to when they are released and sent home? It involves an entire care coordination team of people from PRMC and Peninsula Home Care to make sure this transition goes as smoothly as possible.
Meet the winners of PHC’s Unsung Hero Makeover contest! Maria Rendina and Stephanie Dubrel stopped by Delmarva Life to show off their makeovers and to discuss their roles as caregivers.
Home should be your safe haven. Where you go to relax, find comfort, feel safe and enjoy family and friends. But what if your home posed dangers you didn’t even realize until it was too late? Peninsula Home Care has tips and ways you can modify your home to make sure its safe and doesn’t put you at risk for falls or injuries.
“I am in what’s called the sandwich generation… in between raising my children and caring for my parents. My mother is aging and dealing with diabetes but also struggling with congestive heart failure. She is also showing signs of memory loss. What services are available to help me… help her… manage her condition?”
That can be a challenging place to be in… in the middle of caring for your own children and also your aging parents. But there is help available that can make your life easier and put your mind at ease knowing your parents or elders are receiving quality care. Home care is an example. We partner with Peninsula Home Care here on the shore. They are our eyes and ears and continue the care patients need when they leave the hospital. We’re talking about skilled care. With a physician’s order, nurses and physical, occupational and speech therapists visit patients in their home and develop a plan of care that will help the recover from their illness or surgery so they can live more independently and ultimately get back to their lives. One of the most important parts about what home care delivers is the education and prevention piece. Nobody wants to go back to the hospital. They want to recover and get well in the comfort of their home. The healthcare team making the home visits take the time to teach patients and their caregivers, family members how to manage their condition so they don’t have to go back. Whether it’s helping them fall-proof their home, teaching them how to dress a wound or connecting them with resources in their community, home health care advocates for what is in the best interest of the patient and their family.
Chronic illnesses not only create medical needs but emotional and social needs as well. Medical Social Workers are there to help you navigate the difficult situations you could be in when dealing with a chronic illness.
It’s not something everyone stops to think about on a daily basis – Where will I be in my life when I am 70-80 or even 90. But planning ahead for future healthcare and financial needs as you age is necessary. You want to have the ability to live in your own home and community safely, independently and comfortably. There are steps you can take now to prepare for when that time comes.
http://www.wmdt.com/news/good-morning-delmarva/Jul-20-Aging-In-Place-Seminar/40779384 – as featured on WMDT
Holidays are times for family, friends and loved ones to gather together. Sometimes it can be a challenge to logistically work out where the family will gather and how elderly relatives will have the opportunity to attend. Here are several tips on what to take into account when planning a family gathering so everyone can enjoy themselves and have a good time.
Being discharged from the hospital after an illness or injury can be just as stressful as the reason for being admitted. The panic of “what now?” comes over many family members and loved ones left to care for the patient. But a sigh of relief can be heard down the halls of the hospital when the words “home care” are spoken and the “what now” quickly turns into “what home care?”
When aging makes it difficult to move around, there are ways that you can improve your quality of life while remaining in the comfort of your own home. This Delmarva Life segment focuses on what you can do in order to grow old at home.
Healthcare is constantly changing. Homecare is one of the most rapidly changing forms of healthcare. When it comes to keeping people out of the hospital, homecare leads the charge.