Sometimes finding quality healthcare can be difficult. You might be someone who’s always busy and can’t find the time to drive to your appointment and wait to be seen. Or, you might be someone in a rural area where the nearest clinic is out of reach. You might even be a physician who has a patient that needs to be checked on regularly. Whatever the case, finding in-home support has gotten much easier due to telehealth services.
As one of the leading post-acute care facilities in southern California, we’re closely monitoring the increase in demand and securing our spot as the go-to for quality services. We embrace innovation, not just because we have to, but because it secures an effective treatment plan for our patients, significantly reducing their chance of rehospitalization. Read our article below and learn how telehealth has made in-home support much easier and more effective.
What is In-Home Support?
In-home support services (IHSS) is pretty much how it sounds. It is a program that provides support for families to direct and manage long-term care they need to live comfortably at home or within a community.
- Meal preparation
- Taking out garbage
Additionally, skilled care tasks are included to assist with health-related activities typically performed by CNAs, LPNs, and RNs.
How Does Telehealth Help Enhance In-Home Support Services?
Being able to check in on patients remotely allows providers to reinforce treatment adherence and see how they are handling it. Additionally, it helps the nursing staff see if they need help with anything.
On the flipside, telehealth offers patients a way to ask their questions, let their physicians know of any issues they’re having, and let nurses know when they need help with anything in particular. Virtual care allows patients to quickly and conveniently check in with their entire support system without ever leaving the house.
Other Benefits of Telehealth
Improved technology has made telemedicine easier, even for those who don’t consider themselves computer savvy. We already mentioned how patients benefit from a more convenient way to engage with their physicians and nurses, but it also has other benefits that can’t go unnoticed. These include:
- Control of Infectious Illness: As you have seen with the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth has played a large role in treating patients. This is because it saves sick people from having to come into the office and possibly spreading it to other people. Doctors may use telehealth to prescreen patients before they come to the office.
- Better Assessment: This type of healthcare delivery gives specialty services, like in-home support services, an advantage because they can see patients in their home environment. For example, post-acute care providers can observe a home environment and assess the patient’s ability to take care of themselves in their home. Once done, they can send a nurse to help navigate through everyday activities.
- Primary Care and Chronic Condition Management: Regular visits with a physician and nurse is essential to patient health. Telehealth makes it easy to connect with a doctor or nurse to receive the support they need to help with their chronic conditions.
South Coast Post Acute Offers Incredible In-Home Support Services
At South Coast Post Acute, we are committed to providing excellent services for our clients to ensure an effective recovery with a low chance of rehospitalization. We are passionately dedicated to providing the quality of service and care you come to expect from southern California’s leading post-acute care provider.
Through our innovative care and dedicated, experienced staff, we strive to provide the best patient care with a focus on reducing your length of stay when possible and preventing 30-day rehospitalizations. Contact us today to learn how we can help you on your journey back to full health.