Education is half the battle when it comes to home based treatment, recovery and long term care.
Universal Home Care takes patient education seriously. Whether it is educating and teaching our patient or a caregiver in their home, we want to make sure that anyone involved in monitoring and caring for the patient understands everything that they need to in order to ensure that the patient enjoys the highest possible level of care.
For instance, when a patient is taking medication, the patient or the caregiver should know how and when to administer that medication. It is also important to know what to look for in terms of side effects or reactions that could potentially emerge as a result of taking the medication.
Skin and wound care is another important area of patient education. Wounds need to be kept clean and dry in order to prevent infection. This becomes especially important in patients that are older or who suffer from conditions that may weaken their immune system in any way. If their wounds are not looked after properly, they may not heal and instead become a chronic problem.
If a patient has a site on their body that is being used to administer treatment or monitoring, such as an IV site or a tube, that site also needs to be watched and maintained. Proper education ensures that these sites stay clean and safe and that patients/caregivers know what to do should a complication arise.
If a person has a specific condition, Universal Home Care clinicians will make sure that the people involved know everything they need to know regarding the maintenance and treatment of that disease at home.