What is short-term care?
Short-term care is generally a temporary medical solution that lasts from a few weeks to a few months based on the needs of a patient. Short-term care is usually required by patients that have incurred a sudden illness, undergone surgery or has been injured but is expected to make a full recovery. Once fully recovered a patient will usually not require any further care.
Whilst under short-term care, the care provider will provide assistance to the patient in order for them to carry out daily tasks such as dressing up, meal preparations, bathing, house chores, laundry and also assist with the transportation of the patient. Whilst the patient is recovering, caregivers will visit them at home daily to take care of these day to day living activities.
In some instances, a skilled nurse may be necessary to help in situations that require medical attention, these tasks would include the likes of wound treatment, monitoring of patient’s vital signs and also dispensing of medication to the patient.
A physiotherapist and or speech therapist may also be called upon when short-term care is required, these medical practitioners are generally called upon when a patient that is recovering from a stroke requires short-term care. They are able to help with the rehabilitation from the comfort of a client’s home.
Short-term care, however, is not only limited to basic care, short-term care can also be inclusive of the following:
- Post-Acute Care
- Inpatient Therapy
- Outpatient Therapy
- Orthopaedic & Joint Care
- Cardiac Care
- Neurological Care
- Pulmonary & Respiratory Care
- Ventilator Care
- Sepsis & Other Infections
- Diabetic Management & Neuropathy Care
- Dementia Care
Are one of your loved ones in need of short-term care? Get in contact with Unique Health today, with an abundance of medical services on offer, Unique Health is bound to find a viable solution for your loved ones that require specific and attentive medical care from the comfort of their own home.