It is not an easy task to select a nurse or a caretaker for your home and is no longer only an option for the wealthy households. Companies like Home Heathcare have come up with options for everyone to avail the facility of best healthcare in the comfort of your home.
Home Healthcare Service has come up with a few tips to select the right nurse or caretaker which you may need to hire for yourself or a family member after any medical procedure.
Check credentials of the company
India, unfortunately, is a country known for quacks and fake services. While there are some renowned service companies around, there is no dearth of the false claims organisation. Thus, when opting for a Home Healthcare Service, you must first check the credentials of the company whose services you are considering to undertake. Do not hesitate to ask them about their profile, the clientele that they handle, their past record and inorder to be doubly sure, it is always better to speak directly to one of their customers to know the feedback on the services being offered.
Ensure the level of competence of the caretaker
Sometimes, when a certain company is doing well and is much in demand for its services, it lowers its deliverable standards in order to meet the demand. Thus before you avail the Healthcare at Home services of a company, speak and do a cross check on the caretaker that will be appointed to you. Do not hesitate to ask for documents that qualifies the said personnel to take care of your near and dear one. The caretaker should be well-equipped to handle all emergencies related to the patient and should be of a calm and composed temperament so as to not to lose his cool in an unforeseen situation.
How closely does the caretaker work with the consulting doctor
The only slightly worrying aspect of Healthcare at Home is the unavailability of a Doctor at the patient’s beck and call. Also, sometimes, the caretaker may slack in his / her duty to monitor the patient’s progress through proper documentation, which can cause a problem in case of consulting a doctor. Thus, when a caretaker is appointed, his tie-up with a certain doctor should be ascertained and the doctor should ensure to receive regular feedback from the caretaker so that the patient’s health / progress/ recover is timely monitored, despite being at home.
In case of an emergency, what’s the action plan?
No matter how easy we may try to make this thing look but nothing takes away from the fact that this indeed is a medical situation, which at any given point in time can get worse. There are a variety of complications that a patient can develop, owing to numerous factors. In such a scenario, it is very important for the caretaker to act not just intelligently but also immediately so that the situation can be controlled at minimal damage. The crisis control skills of the caretaker is of acute importance.
How cost-effective is this service?
As I mentioned earlier, these days there are numerous companies offering ‘Healthcare at Home’ services and also many private hospitals, who are fast competing with their perfect ‘post operative’ fame claim. Thus it is very important for you to make an informed choice by weighing the pros and cons of your decision. Chose a service that gives you the best of both – service at home and price.