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For seniors and others with mobility constraints and need care aides, traveling to and from hospitals or clinics and home can be a challenge. Family caregivers may not always be available in providing medical escort or the long wait times for consultation may be inconvenient due to time constraints. Whatever the reason, take the worry and hassle out of medical appointments. Our professional CAREGivers are trained not only in nursing care but on proper transfer techniques in and out of vehicles and experienced to keep our seniors safe all the way. From the time your loved ones need to get ready for the appointment till the time they are safely home, we will escort and accompany your loved ones and ensure they’re assisted in every way necessary.
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The long term quality of life
At Home Instead we focus on long-term care and quality of life for our loved ones who wish to stay at home.
This could mean managing chronic conditions, and providing care needs or in some cases, follow-up of acute events resulting in hospitalization both of which means ongoing follow-up to a doctor and hospital appointments or visits.
Maintaining care services and the continuity of follow-up, medical appointments, as well as preventive care services is critical to the long-term outcome, yet these visits are disruptive and time-consuming, especially with sometimes long waiting clinic appointments. A simple consultation can take hours or even most of a day. For seniors and others with mobility constraints, transfers and travel are also difficult.
In many cases, the burden falls on a family member to accompany their loved ones to the hospital or clinic. This is a challenge for family members who have other commitments such as employment and can result in stress for the family member and the loved one. Where the caregiver is also elderly, being a medical escort is never easy for them, as they may have their own health conditions and physical limitations.
These care needs and the difficulty of keeping track of appointment times, not to mention the cost, can result in missed medical appointments, which in the long term is damaging to the care recipient and the family caregiver.
In many cases, the burden falls on a family member to accompany the care recipient to the hospital or clinic. This is a challenge for family members who have other commitments such as employment and can result in stress for the family member and the care recipient. Where the caregiver is also elderly, they may have their own health conditions and physical constraints.
This and the difficulty of keeping track of appointment times, not to mention the cost, can result in missed appointments, which in the long term is damaging to the care recipient and the family.
The use of wheelchairs and mobility aids further complicate the issue of getting your loved one from bed to a vehicle and these transfers involve physical challenges that can be mitigated by the right techniques and training. Unless you have nurses or a care team with you that could give such service or services.
That’s where Home Instead comes in. Our CAREGivers have the right training and skills like nurses that deal with the various challenges even in Medical Escort Service.
Medical Escort Service is just one of a series of services that we provide as part of our integrated programs and Care Plan that provides continuity of care to our clients and hence achieves the best long-term outcomes.
Medical Escort from Home Instead
From the time you need to get ready for the appointment till the time you are safely home, with our medical escort service, we will accompany you, and just like having personal nurses, we ensure you’re assisted in every way necessary, and this kind of service will give every family peace of mind.
- Arranging transport
- Safe transfer in and out of the vehicle
- Help to navigate in the hospital
- Take note of or schedule the next appointment
- Note and relaying doctor’s instructions to senior
- Liaising with the senior’s family and the hospital staff to help explain procedures, nursing care, and communicate concerns
- Prescription collection
- Care aides like assist on toileting and necessary personal care
- Escort and keep your loved one company while traveling and waiting
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