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The Importance of Timely Emergency Home Care


When an emergency happens in your home, it’s important to know that there are people you can rely on. Here’s why timely emergency home care is crucial to a good healthcare outcome.

What is emergency home care?

Emergency home care is for anyone who needs access to urgent support at home. This can be due to a fall, a sudden illness, a deterioration in health conditions, or any other unforeseen crisis where a patient needs urgent assistance. People who receive home care have assistance with daily activities, taking medication and any other tasks that can help them live a fulfilling life within their own home.

Why timely emergency home care is so important

1. Relieves patient anxiety 

Needing emergency care of any kind can be a huge cause of stress so anything that can be done to minimise that anxiety is important. Emergency home care, where a patient receives help while remaining in their own familiar surroundings, can reduce feelings of stress and anxiety and lead to more positive health outcomes. 

2. Reduces need for hospitalisation

Timely emergency home care can help minimise unnecessary hospitalisations. For individuals with chronic conditions or those recuperating from illnesses, swift and appropriate care at home can prevent the escalation of health issues, reducing the need for hospital admission. This not only eases the burden on healthcare facilities but also allows individuals to recover in the comfort of their own homes.

3. Provides comfort for families

Home is a place of comfort and familiarity, and in times of emergency, being able to receive care within this environment is invaluable. Timely emergency home care enables individuals to maintain a sense of security and reduces the stress associated with unfamiliar hospital settings. It is also a comfort to families supporting that individual to know that their loved one is being cared for in their own home dedicated emergency home care professionals. 

4. Allows for coordinated care

When a patient receives emergency home care, it makes collaborating with other healthcare providers easier. That’s because caregivers can communicate directly with other healthcare professionals to provide real-time updates on the patient’s condition and to plan a coordinated approach to treatment. This collaboration ensures a holistic approach to care and enables a smoother transition between home-based emergency care and ongoing medical management.

5. Cost-effective solution

Swift intervention at home not only benefits the individual’s well-being, it can also prove to be a cost-effective solution. Hospital stays are expensive so can quickly drain healthcare resources. If timely emergency home care can prevent unnecessary hospitalisation and all the associated expenses that go with it, then it contributes to the broader goal of optimising healthcare resources.

Emergency home care within 24 hours

At Safehands Healthcare, we understand that you might need emergency home care at very short notice. We have an extensive network of emergency carers who can be with you at home in less than 24 hours. 

Our emergency live-in carers have extensive training and are equipped to deal with complex needs at minimal notice. We ensure that we keep families updated on developments and our team is available 24/7. If you would like to know more about our emergency home care, talk to one of our advisers who can assess your situation and arrange for emergency home care to begin, often on the same day.

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