A Home Care Aide Can Improve Doctor Visits for the Elderly
Doctor visits are a breeze with the right support
Did you know that over 90% of people over the age of 65 have at least one ongoing age-related illness and that at least 75% have two or more? As you can imagine, this means that home care aides are often tending to clients that are in need of a visit to the doctor now and then. The good news is that routine physician care is one of the best ways that you can help a person understand what is going on with their body, they can assist in a lot of ways, while also being an excellent resource that can help everyone that is involved with routine care have a better understanding of the needs and limitations that the senior is facing. However, this isn’t going to do anyone any good, if your beloved elder can’t make it to their appointments. For this reason, Comfort Keepers in West Lawn and Reading, PA make doctor visits a priority as part of our routine in elder assistance services.
How a Home Care Aide Ensures That Seniors See Their Doctor
The most obvious way that seniors can get the assistance they need regarding their medical appointments is that they can get there. Many seniors are unable to drive and it isn’t always possible that a friend or family member can take them to their doctor’s office when they need to go.
The senior in your life can enjoy routine rides to and from appointments by a home care aide that is licensed and registered, with a vehicle. They can take their client to the doctor or any other medically related need anywhere within the local West Lawn and Reading, PA, areas. They will remain on hand for the entire appointment and be available to accompany their client to the appointment. While there, they are still available to help in the ways that they normally would. This could include mobility assistance in order to get around the office or go to the restroom. They can also lend a friendly ear or take notes.
If the senior in your life has any difficulties with expressing their concerns with the doctor, you may want to write a list of common questions including what their diagnosis is, how a problem is caused, what medications they need to take, certain requirements or precautions for the medication, if any additional medical tests are needed or if there are any counteractions or side effects. We can also provide you with additional resources, such as Who’s In Charge at the Doctor Visit?. The goal, ultimately, is to provide seniors the support that they need when going to their medical appointments, empower them to be able to ask the right questions and to help them in the ways that will enable them to have a more independent life.
See how this is possible by pairing your aging friend or family members with a professional homecare aide. In fact, give us a call today and schedule a free in-home assessment and get your questions answered. We can be reached by phone at 610-678-8000 or simply fill out the handy online Contact Us form.
Comfort Keepers proudly provides in home care services to seniors in communities throughout Berks County, Pennsylvania:
Bechtelsville, Bernville, Birdsboro, Blandon, Bowers, Boyertown, Douglasville, Exeter, Fleetwood, Geigertown, Hamburg, Kutztown, Laureldale, Leesport, Limekiln, Lyon Station, Maxatawny, Mertztown, Mohnton, Mohrsville, Morgantown, New Berlinville, Oley, Pine Forge, Reading, Reifton, Robesonia, Shillington, Sinking Spring, St. Peters, Temple, Topton, Virginville, Wernersville, West Lawn, West Reading, Womelsdorf, Wyomissing