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.
In any industry, change is a constant and an opportunity to create the future. It allows us to redefine ourselves and embrace new ideas, processes, and plans. It is an organization’s evolvement over time. Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio continues to evolve every day.
“25 years ago, I was young. My knees didn’t hurt, my shoulders didn’t hurt. I was running all over town. There have been a lot of changes since then, but patient care does not change. And I know I have been providing comfort to patients and their families.”
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.