In-Home Wellness Checks Help Seniors Maintain Their Health And Wellness
Staying healthy, happy and active is a priority for most seniors. In fact, caring for both physical and mental health is key to successfully ageing in place for you or your loved one. In-home wellness checks for seniors, conducted by a Comfort Keepers Peterborough RPN, gives seniors the chance to get advice and support from a healthcare professional between doctor visits. It also empowers you or your loved one to be an active participant in your own healthcare by monitoring for changes in your health.
What Do Wellness Checks for Seniors Include?
A wellness check for seniors is a 1-hour visit and assessment with a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN). During this in-home visit, our RPN can check many different aspects of your health including:
- Nutrition and hydration
- Medication management
- Providing injections as needed
- Cardiovascular health (blood pressure, heart rate, and pulse)
- Respiratory health (lung sounds, oxygen levels, respiratory rate)
- Gastrointestinal health (regularity of system, digestive health)
- Urinary health
- Muscle tone, strength, and mobility
- Lumps, bumps, bruises and moles
- Mental Health (mood and behaviours)
- Cognitive Health (speech, organization of thoughts, level of consciousness, motor responses, pupil reactions)
During a wellness check, the RPN can also provide you or your loved one with specific care services like:
- Wound care
- Foot Care
- Disease management
- Intravenous care
How often you schedule an in-home wellness check is up to you. Most of our clients choose to have a check every 3 to 6 months. Your wellness check can be booked independently of other senior care services, or in addition to them. It is completely up to you.
Elderly Wellness Checks Put Seniors In Charge Of Their Health
Wellness checks give seniors access to care in the comfort and privacy of their own homes. They also allow you the chance to identify changes in your wellbeing between doctor appointments. This is critical. Noticing and addressing changes in your health can lead to a faster diagnosis and treatment. With the help of our RPN, any changes to your health or existing medical conditions can be monitored. Your RPN can report results directly to you, your Family Doctor, a specialist, or to your Nurse Practitioner as you specify.
Comfort Keepers Peterborough Is Here To Help.
If you or your loved one are looking for a comfortable and convenient way to stay up to date on your health and wellness between doctor visits, an in-home senior wellness check may be the right choice for you. Schedule a visit with our experienced and skilled RPN in the comfort of your own home today. Call (705) 243-4042 or click the link below.