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How Home Health Care Helps Chronic Illness Patients Live Their Best Lives

It can be pretty challenging to live with chronic illness, but this is a reality that many Americans face.

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It’s estimated that four out of five adults will struggle with chronic illness, including heart disease, arthritis, or osteoporosis. An estimated 50% of those people will have at least two chronic conditions. However, you mustn’t let chronic illness prevent you or a loved one from living a full, enjoyable life.

Home health care is often viewed as a negative sign that an individual is deteriorating. But in fact, it can help them flourish and grow stronger. Let’s look into how home health care can help chronic illness patients live their best lives.

Social Opportunities

It can be challenging to get out and about when you have a chronic illness. A home health care aide ensures that it’s easier for chronic illness patients to get out in the world and enjoy life with other people. They often can make bonds with their aides.

Many chronic illness patients spend much time housebound, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Being able to have those connections with others is hugely important to them.

Safety

Chronically ill patients are often left to their own devices regarding their care. While many chronic illness patients are at least relatively able to care for their own health needs, some need more help than others.

A home health care aide can help chronic illness patients remember to take their medications and help with mobility issues, so they don’t slip and fall.

Decreased Hospital Time

Chronic illness patients often spend a lot of time in hospitals. This can be emotionally devastating as well as costly. When a home health care aide can assist patients with daily functionality, decreasing health incidents simultaneously, they don’t spend as much time in the hospital. This can be a significant benefit in the long term.

With all of this in mind, don’t dismiss the benefits of home health care aides. They could change your life or the life of a loved one. Contact Special Touch Homecare to learn more today.

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