When you suffer from a chronic illness like severe arthritis or pulmonary fibrosis, you may find it challenging to live safely and comfortably in your own home. Routine tasks that you once took for granted may seem insurmountable. You may need help to take care of them and get through your typical day.
However, you may lack friends and family members that you can ask for help. Instead of forgoing the help you need to handle everyday tasks, you can hire home health care services to assist you.
Taking Your Medication
When you hire home health care workers to help you, they may be able to help you take your medicine each day. Your condition might rob you of your ability to remember to take your medicine on time everyday. You might skip doses or take too much or too little of your medicine because of struggles with memory.
Instead of taking the wrong amount or forgetting to take your medicine entirely, you can hire home health care workers to help you take it on time. They can ensure you take your medication on schedule and get the right amount each time.
The home health care workers you hire can also help you with delicate tasks like changing your bandages. You may have chronic wounds that do not heal quickly because of conditions like diabetes. You may need to change the bandages daily to avoid getting infections in them.
However, you may be unable to reach the areas where the bandages are applied. You also may not be able to apply them tightly and secure them in place sufficiently.
The home health care workers you hire can change bandages on your chronic wounds for you. They can ensure the wounds remain clean and do not get infected and the bandages are secured properly in place.
Bathing and Changing Clothes
Finally, the home health care workers you hire can help you bathe and change your clothes everyday. You may be unable to get in and out of the bathtub safely without falling down. You also may be unable to get into clean clothes without risking injury. The home health care workers can assist you with these tasks and prevent you from falling and getting hurt.
Home health care services can benefit you when you suffer from a chronic illness. The workers can help you take medications on time, change bandages, and assist you with bathing and changing your clothes.
Contact an agency like Comfort Keepers Home Health Care to learn more.