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Today we live in an era where development and innovation are the norms. With an improvement in technology, reaching out to the remote areas of the world is becoming increasingly easier. The rise in the availability and innovations of medical and healthcare facilities has resulted in more and more lives that can be saved. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Health Care at Home as a Senior-Care option- A
scientific analysis
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  • Today we live in an era where development and
    innovation are the norms. With an improvement in
    technology, reaching out to the remote areas of
    the world is becoming increasingly easier. The
    rise in the availability and innovations of
    medical and healthcare facilities has resulted in
    more and more lives that can be saved.

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  • However, like every coin, this aspect has a flip
    side to it too. The advanced technology comes at
    alarmingly skyrocketed costs of everything
    including the medical facilities. It is an
    extremely steep order for most, especially the
    elder citizen of our society.

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  • With the onset of old age humans become
    increasingly prone to weakness and ailment. This
    calls for necessary medical treatment on a
    regular basis. But with limited financial
    resources such as pension or personal savings,
    bearing the costs of medical treatment, in
    addition to normal living expenses, becomes more
    of a burden than ever before.

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  • Especially in critical cases, the patients and
    their families are swamped under a plethora of
    medical bills that range from medicines,
    equipment costs, room and bed charges to doctors
    fees and other miscellaneous expenses, not to
    mention the service taxes.

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  • In such a situation bringing healthcare
    facilities to their homes might just be the most
    cost effective solution, since the patients and
    their families can forego the additional medical
    costs. Additional charges such as those of the
    added expenditure of travelling to and from any
    established medical facility are an added nuance
    to the medical treatment. Thus, health care at
    home not only helps tackle these costs, but also
    ensures a better and all round treatment with the
    patient being the pivot of all care and
    attention.

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  • The benefits of the practice are not only limited
    to cost-effectiveness. They extend way beyond
    into dealing with other problems a patient has to
    face in a hospital setting. From running the risk
    of contracting diseases from fellow patients, to
    the lack of intensive individualized emotional,
    psychological and physical support and care from
    doctors, the possibilities are many.

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  • Something that healthcare at home ensures is
    individualized care and attention. This is
    crucial for the elderly, who are easily
    susceptible to ailments and diseases. The health
    care regime is carried out by trained health-care
    professionals, such as the likes of occupational
    therapists and physiotherapists. This leads to a
    positive effect on the health of the elderly
    under care. Also, the chances of contracting
    infections from people around them were they in a
    hospital, is minimized.

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  • Agencies providing health care at home are also
    sending a team of doctors, nurses,
    physiotherapists, pharmacists and physician
    assistants to monitor the growth and recovery of
    the patient. They also connect with the family
    members personally to administer treatments and
    medication. They conduct necessary tests and
    discuss the reports as needed, taking into
    consideration the patient as the sole recipient
    of attention and care.

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  • The setup at home is none less than the one in
    hospital rooms that monitors the progress of the
    patient at every level. Any improvement or
    deterioration is closely monitored by the team of
    doctors and nurses dedicated solely to the
    patient. Therefore, these primary health care
    professionals including nurses, therapists,
    physicians and others, work as a team in tandem
    with the patient party to deliver an efficient
    health care service, utilizing all the tools, as
    necessary.

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  • To top it off, the best part of healthcare at
    home is precisely that it is from the comfort of
    home. One should not underestimate the far
    reaching emotional, psychological and physical
    consequences of being in a familiar setting and
    in the midst of people who love and care for us.
    At such a critical stage in life, a bit of moral
    support might just do the trick.

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  • In this healthcare scheme, instead of the patient
    party rallying to get an appointment with a
    doctor and rushing to the hospital on fixed dates
    with the patient, which may be an almost
    impossible endeavour for the elderly people to
    undertake, the patient party need only call for a
    doctor or other personnel of the same field of
    work, such as a nurse, for a home visit and
    receive first class treatment from the comfort of
    their homes. Not to forget, the high class
    facilities that were only to be seen in a
    hospital are extended to the four walls of the
    home, with extensive professional care and
    attention at the doorstep.

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  • Despite the aforementioned benefits, the practice
    of health care at home remains a forlorn tale. It
    is little recognized in its sheer efforts and the
    services it delivers. Its advantages have been
    overlooked more often than not and therefore it
    yet remains a resource waiting to be tapped.
    Medical professionals in tandem with other health
    care professionals and the patient party must
    reach out to provide the best possible impetus to
    the practice of health care at home.

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  • With the world progressing with leaps and bounds,
    the health care industry has not remained behind.
    Till yesterday it could have only been a dream to
    wish that one received such personalized medical
    care at home. With a skewed ratio of doctor to
    patient, it was nothing but imaginary. However,
    such facility is not only existent, but also
    responsive and yields results.

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  • Health care at home is an idea that represents
    how an ideal health system must function. It must
    therefore succeed to meet the six characteristics
    of Medicine safe, timely, patient-centric,
    efficient, effective and equitable. With an
    interdisciplinary team of professionals devoted
    to health care, the revolution is not far away.

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  • HCAH India provides following services-
  • Home Nutrition Services
  • ICU at Home
  • Home Physiotherapy Services
  • Home Pulmonology Services
  • Home Cardiac Care
  • Home Oncology Services
  • Post Surgical Care
  • Everyday Care
  • Specialist Services
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