When an aging loved one is admitted into the hospital or a nursing facility, it is important that everyone is prepared for the decisions that lie ahead. If your loved one has prepared the essential legal documents, the time can be spent together rather than worrying.
Everyone has a role in making healthcare safe, including patients, their families, and healthcare professionals. Home care agencies across the country are working to provide safer care to keep patients healthy and at home. As the patient, you can become an active and involved member of your healthcare team.
Every year, millions of Americans are discharged from the hospital following a procedure, illness, or injury. Many require intensive rehabilitation therapies to regain their strength and ultimately, their independence. As individuals recover, their hope is to return back to everyday life as soon as possible. Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio can help.
As you or a loved one receive medical attention, it is important that your family, friends, caregivers and healthcare providers are aware of your wishes. In the event that you are unable to communicate these wishes yourself, Advance Directives are used to guide medical decisions.
When a loved one’s health and well-being require more attention, the responsibilities of being a caregiver tend to double. Creating a plan in advance can help to alleviate stresses during an emergency and provide family members with relief when the role of being a caregiver begins.