Elderly care is still an issue in India. Most often, people are not aware that their loved one needs a trained nurse to take care of his/her medical and routine needs. Moreover, home care is still a nascent concept in India. Yet, many have transitioned to this practice because shifting your old one to a nursing home is not a feasible option for many, emotionally and psychologically.
In this blog, we’ll guide you on how to set up effective home care set up for patients in their old age. This way they can spend their time peacefully without leaving the comforts of their own home.
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Make provisions for additional medical equipment & hospital beds
For a homecare setup to be successful you would need to change the conventional bed and mattress to a hospital bed and an air mattress. You should choose an air mattress as it will minimize the chances of bedsores in cases where a patient requires complete bed rest.
You’ll also need to arrange for a lean wheelchair that can be used to assist in mobility and use the washroom.
Also, you will need to see if there is ample space in the room and in the home for the wheelchair to move around. If not, you must contact a civil contractor to make space for everything.
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Transform the stairs into ramps with railings
If your loved elder lives on the upper floors and cannot move around on his/her own, then you should make an effort to add a wheelchair ramp in your home. Also, adding railings, support at walls in the lobby, passages and the washroom will help a great deal to help your elders more around. When thinking about a wheelchair ramp, you will need to consult a professional who can guide you on how to modify your existing home layout to accommodate a ramp with comfortable slope.
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Once you manage to do these changes to your home, you should think of finding a professionally trained nurse who is proficient in taking care of an elder. It is better if you find someone who can be available 24-hours and stay with your loved one as he/she might need immediate care. If you manage to sort these things out, you’ll be able to provide effective elderly care within the comforts of your own home. So, what are you thinking? Transform your home into a peaceful sanctuary for your loved one today.
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