If you have a chronic illness, you may find it more comfortable to undergo treatment at home than in a hospital. Not only will this save money, but also, remaining at home allows you to enjoy comfortable, familiar surroundings, which can aid in the healing process.
The team at Western States Home Health Care Agency, Inc. provides at-home care for a range of chronic illnesses. Our staff of physicians, Registered Nurses (RNs), occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, and medical social workers will coordinate to provide you with the highest standard of care.
Chronic vs. Acute Illness
The difference between a chronic and an acute illness is that acute illnesses occur, are treated, and disappear completely, such as a seasonal cold or flu, while chronic illnesses linger and may never be cured completely.
In the United States, some of the most common chronic diseases are:
- Heart disease
- Lung cancer
- Type 2 diabetes
Treatments for all these ailments are available that can significantly improve your quality of life, even if they can’t cure the disease completely. You can manage chronic diseases through medication, lifestyle changes, and various forms of therapy.
At-Home Nursing Care
There are many benefits to having at-home nursing care beyond familiar surroundings. You can maintain as much of your daily routine as possible, determine an appointment schedule that works for you, and skip the logistical challenge of hospital visits.
Our medical staff will stop by your home for regular checkups, develop a treatment plan, administer medication, and offer physical and emotional support. We can also instruct family members in the basics of care to make sure that help is always close by. We are available 24/7 in case of an emergency.
Physical and occupational therapists may also help you manage other aspects of chronic diseases, such as learning to minimize pain, adjusting your daily routine, and rearranging your living space to prevent falls and maximize convenience.
We are proud to offer at-home care for chronic illness throughout the Los Angeles metro area, including Orange County and the San Fernando Valley. Please contact us with any questions.