What’s that one thing that would make caregivers’ day more satisfying?
More often than not, the answer to this question would revolve around figuring out ways to make the lives of the ones, who they care for, more comfortable.
According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, caregiver jobs are projected to grow 69% by 2020, much faster than the average job, thanks to the aging of the baby boomers and increase in non-face-to-face services provided by physician or other qualified healthcare provider.
A caregiver is someone who offers enormous social worth by caring for loved ones and unfailingly assumes the responsibility for health or safety of their clients / residents.
And as residents, nothing can be more satisfying than be in a space where their care needs are taken care of without having to ask for it.
To provide good care, caregivers must have a plan to support the needs, preferences, and interests of their residents/clients.
Caregivers have to be there to make sure their clients get up on time, ensure medication is taken as prescribed, help their clients with daily activities among others.
Caregivers must be sensitive and compassionate with their clients, and they should have great attention to detail as well.
With smart connected health, a lot can be done to make the lives of caregivers and the residents better.
You need a smart companion, a smooth point-of-care solution that equips to get all your priorities neatly organized and lets you do things more efficiently.
Assessment is a way of learning important information about a patient.
Every patient has a customized or unique care plan. And you must make a comprehensive assessment about the health and physical condition of a patient before you identify and develop individualised care needs, level of assistance, timeframe, and expected outcome of the intervention.
Also, keeping this information organized and keeping everyone in the loop is crucial as well.
A well-designed care plan gives a lot of power for caregivers in being able to interact directly with the ones who they care for as a true companion.
It not only helps caregivers build personal bonding with their residents, but allows them to stay on top trends between clinicians visit as well.
The role of caregivers will often vary depending on the situation and is likely to change over time, so it’s absolutely critical for them to know why and how things work.
It’s not a set and forget deal. They have to create and follow a protocol and be able to modify that protocol when needed.
By creating a protocol like this, you’re preparing for any and all situations, and you have a clear goal in mind.
Care plans need to be person specific and flexible enough to promote independence in all aspects of treatment and support.
With US healthcare moving from fee-for-service to fee-for-outcomes, the care delivery models are being redesigned towards keeping patients out of hospitals. And there is huge incentive up for grabs for those who foster remote monitoring option. Smart connected point-of-care solution can be incredibly advantageous, especially for those involved in chronic care management.
So, why not take advantage of this?
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