In-home care at Phoenix Home Care creates new beginnings for our clients. We believe that the best healing happens at home. Today’s blog from Phoenix Home Care & Hospice discusses some home maintenance tasks to make in-home care easier.
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Alert & Monitoring Systems
Alert and monitoring systems help caregivers respond when long-term care patients need something. For example, an in-home health worker might be preparing food in the kitchen when a client needs help getting up to walk from their bedroom to the living room. Alert systems can also summon emergency services if a patient falls and can’t get up. Monitors and cameras can be installed to help relatives keep an eye on their loved ones.
HVAC filters should be changed regularly for better indoor air quality. Dirty air filters can allow ducts to become clogged with dust, allergens, and micro-organisms that negatively affect patients’ breathing. Clean indoor air is an important part of protecting the health and quality of life of patients at home.
Dirty air filters also make the air conditioner or furnace work harder. An HVAC system that works harder raises the cost of utility bills. This is especially important when clients have a limited income.
Home safety represents one key for in-home health care, particularly for someone susceptible to trips and falls. Ramps with handrails, both outside and inside the home, get around the need to climb stairs. Mobility aids, such as stairlifts, assist clients up and down steep, long stairwells. Ensure you or your loved one can open and close doors easily by installing accessible door handles that are easier to use than traditional round knobs.
Gutters are probably the last thing you think about when it comes to in-home care. However, these essential items on your roof shunt rainwater away from your home so water doesn’t accumulate around the foundation. Too much water around the foundation can lead to cracks, leaks, and problems over time. Someone should clear out the gutters at least once a year in late winter or early spring. Cleaning gutters is much more manageable than trying to fix your home’s foundation.
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New Beginnings With In-Home Care @ Phoenix
Phoenix Home Care believes every aspect of in-home care should lead to better healing, whether you or your loved one needs long-term care or care after leaving the hospital. Our staff puts client care first. Contact Phoenix Home Care or call toll-free 1-888-830-2388 if you have questions about our in-home services.