You Can Improve the Quality of Life for Patients and Yourself When You Take a Home Health Care Job
Everyone wants a good quality of life. Part of that is having a purpose in life. Pegasus understands that caring for others is a big part of your life’s purpose.
Your quality of life affects the care you give. January is International Quality of Life month. It’s a good time to reflect on what’s going on in your life.
Factors to think about include:
All these are part of how much you enjoy your life.
Perhaps after reflection you realize that your job isn’t contributing to your well-being. Perhaps it’s time for a change.
If you’ve been working in a facility, now is a good time to consider a change to home health care. As a nurse owned and operated company, Pegasus understands personal care.
Pegasus Home Health Care Promotes Better Quality of Life For Professionals And Patients
We hire skilled professionals to care for our clients. As a nurse or therapist, you’ll help provide comprehensive home health care. You have autonomy, but consult with a physician as necessary.
Quality of life is subjective. Living conditions that are satisfactory for one person are depressing for another. For patients, it can be defined as their ability to enjoy normal daily activities.
In-home patient care goals are to help individuals:
- Live at home safely
- Improve their physical and mental well-being
- Avoid hospitalizations or institutions
As a home care professional, you’re helping your patients improve their ability to have as active a life as possible.
As well as personal care, you’ll help your patients by:
- Teaching them how to care for themselves and teaching their family members basic health practices
- Advocating for services and treatments that are in their best interest
- Networking and coordinating resources from community agencies and others to obtain services they need
Their quality of life depends on you helping them live safely in their home.
Although Pegasus clients are primarily elderly, we offer services to all ages. Some clients need short-term care, and others need long-term assistance. A variety of medical conditions will keep you challenged.
Your patients may have:
- Weakness that isn’t life-threatening, but impairs their ability to live alone
- A temporary life-threatening condition
- A terminal condition
- A chronic ailment, such as heart disease or diabetes
Whatever their medical needs are, your personal care touches their lives and makes a difference.
An advantage for patients is the one-on-one care they receive from you. Your care is customized to fit their individual needs. That helps to improve their health and quality of life.
You aren’t rushing from one patient to another, with new cases every day. You have the opportunity to provide the quality of care that you are trained to provide.
Independence Is An Integral Part of Quality of Life
Independence is extremely important to most people. Illness, accidents, or age causes individuals to become dependent on assistance. In-home care allows patients to maintain a degree of independence.
You’ll have increased independence as well. You’ll choose the days and hours that you work. Your schedule allows you the time to spend with family, friends, and engaging in activities you enjoy.
The more that you enjoy your daily activities, the better your quality of life. The better you feel, the better the care you provide. That increases the quality of life for your patients.
Research has shown that people believe that in-home care allows them more dignity than care facilities. Other studies have shown that patients “significantly improved” when cared for at home. Patients feel comfortable and secure at home.
It’s a Win/Win Scenario
Because patients see you regularly, they learn to trust you. They tell you stories about how they got to where they are now. They may confide information about their medical history that others don’t know.
You acquire data that helps you provide the best care for patients. That increases their ability to function independently. Aiding in a patient’s improvement increases your job satisfaction.
Join the Pegasus Team
Pegasus is a licensed Home Care Organization and a Joint Commission Accredited Home Health Care organization. We have consistently provided quality care to our clients since 1994. We adhere to the highest ethical and clinical standards.
We’re independently owned with strong management. We maintain a supportive and family-like atmosphere among our professionals. Your abilities and skills are appreciated and respected by your colleagues and our staff.
As a member of the Pegasus team, you’ll join experts dedicated to improving the quality of life for others. You’ll have opportunities for personal and professional growth. We encourage our professionals to be proactive, and we listen to what you have to say.
Pegasus Home Health Care is a recognized leader in our industry. Everything we do is based on keeping patients safe and healthy at home.
If working to improve the quality of life for others is your life purpose, Pegasus is here for you. Click here to join us. As well as helping others, you’ll improve your quality of life in the process.