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New Technology Makes your Home Healthcare Devices Obsolete


Are you one of the many with a relative at home that is currently suffering from a chronic illness and you are gathering information about Home Healthcare Devices


Well, you have found just the right place.


Presently, advances in the healthcare industry have made it possible for medical care to be administered in a home environment rather than a hospital.


With this, patients suffering from chronic illnesses are able to receive the proper medical care and attention that they require from the comfort and familiarity of their home!


As a results, patients need Home Healthcare Devices.


Home Healthcare Devices, to put it simply, a home healthcare device is any equipment of product used at home by a person that is ill and/or disabled and are used to diagnose, prevent, or treat disease or other conditions.


Medical devices vary in purpose, complexity and application.


healthcare devicesIt is necessary that the caregiver or patient obtains training or some level of education to be able to use such devices appropriately, safely and effectively at home.


How do I maintain my home Medical Device safely and effectively?


According to research done by National Home and Hospice Care, most of the medical devices used at homes are kept under unsuitable conditions.



As a result, the safety and effectiveness of such devices are compromised, decreasing the device’s effectiveness and endangering the patient’s health.

It goes without saying that you need a safe and effective device for your patient or for yourself.



Here are a few suggestions on what you should do to maintain your medical device safe and effective.



Get to know how your equipment works.


Always ask your supplier or doctor questions before using the device.


Learn how to properly use your medical device, even if it means getting some training from specialists.


Learn the specific function of each feature of your device so that you will be able to fully take advantage of its benefits.


Remember, your health or the health of your patient may be at stake.


Take adequate care of your equipment and carefully follow the instructions.


Make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions closely when you are cleaning, replacing a part on the device or even charging your device.


Make sure that you check on the safety precautions you need to comply with during transportation of the device to prevent damage.


It is recommended to educate your guardian or caregiver about your equipment.


Your family should you also be aware of the function and proper usage of the device in case of an emergency and they needed to use it.


They may also be able to assist you should you be in a position where you are unable to adequately operate your medical device.


Keep your device away from children or pets.


Always keep your device away from children and or pets


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Do not allow children to play with your medical device as this can be a haphazard to their health and can also tamper with your device.


 Also, don’t allow pets to chew or tamper with the device, especially the electric cords.


Keep in mind that medical devices that have been tampered with may not fully function correctly thus decreasing the effectiveness of the treatment.



What are some of commonly used home healthcare devices?


There are many health devices used at home, some even more complex and sophisticated than others.


However, the type of medical equipment you need in your home will depend on the needs of your patient.


Here are some examples of commonly used home healthcare devices:


 Oxygen concentrators

 Hospital beds,

 Sleep apnea monitors,

 Body-worn nerve-muscle simulators;

Test kits;

 Ventilators and nebulizers (to help breathing);


 Infusion pumps;

 Blood glucose meters.



The final verdict:  It is worth to mention that nothing is comparable to your health.


Medical devices are a great alternative to costly and uncomfortable trips to the hospital.


They give you and your patient the benefit of obtaining treatment in a comfortable and familiar environment.


Always make sure that your devices are safe for use by giving them the adequate care.

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Why Should You Care About Domiciliary Care?

Domiciliary Care (or Dom Care) is a monitored housing system in a home-like atmosphere for adults who are in need of constant supervision and are not able to continue living alone due to an age-related disability or physical, mental or visual affliction. People over the age of 18 who are appropriate candidates for this type of program are people that are unable to live on their own and need supervision and help with their mundane day to day activities.


Domiciliary care home programs are independently regulated by each state’s jurisdiction. For the most part, these residences tend to be smaller than the more common traditional assisted living homes. Often times, the individual provider’s residence will be the same as the Dom Care residence. These homes are inspected to certify and ensure that the health and safety regulations are being met.


Who can qualify for Domiciliary Care?


Residents living under Domiciliary care are low-income people that unable to live on their own due to disabilities. The majority of the inhabitants are either physically impaired, have shown to have issues in social or personal situations and are related to mental retardation or mental disabilities, or for an advanced-aged individual. If they are not considered a danger to themselves, they are likely to qualify for Dom Care.


Individuals have to undergo an assessment based on their needs by their local agency. The agency will determine if the individual qualifies for the program. In general, most applicants that are severely disabled need to be admitted to nursing home care. The individuals need to be able to move or at least be semi-mobile so that they are able to leave the house with minimal assistance in case of an emergency, such as a fire.


what is a domiciliary accountWhy choose Domiciliary Care?


The benefits that residents of a domiciliary care program reap are vast, not only to they receive room and board, they also receive assistance with their daily activities, for example:


  • bathing

  • grooming

  • meals

  • housekeeping

  • laundry services

Sometimes after a stay in a hospital, someone might find they need some help while they recuperate. Others can conclude that a long-term condition or disability means they can no longer cope, and they need a little bit of aid. If the individual is required to take medication, the caretaker provides assistance with the schedule and dosage. The most important aspect of dom care is that the resident can socialize with other populations, thus becoming part of a caring “family” and often, gaining independence and comfort in belonging to a community.


Who is the Typical Dom Care Home Provider?


Individuals that provide their home, support and care for the residents are typically the Domiciliary care providers. The providers are required to undergo a certification process to ensure that their residence is on par with the health and safety regulations. They also need to be able to work with each resident’s case manager to access a resident’s situation.


A domiciliary care worker needs to have a genuine interest in helping people maintain their quality of life and independence regardless of the potential barriers they may face. They must be patient, kind and sympathetic to the difficulties of the resident’s situation. A domiciliary provider is there to facilitate the resident’s independence as much as possible and encourage their well-being at the same time.


Who is Eligible for Domiciliary Care?


Domiciliary care is available for low-income individuals that are not financially equipped to pay for medical assistance services. The eligibility process varies from state-to-state. However, the most common requirements are that the person must be at least 18 years of age and older and that they must be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The individual must also be unable to live independently due to the mental, physical, visual or age impairment they suffer.


Veterans Administration (VA) benefits are also available for many long-term services such as domiciliary care for qualifying individuals. Veterans Assisted Living and dom care programs care for a range of problems including:


Applying for VA domiciliary care may differ depending on the individuals current status, however, the most common requirements are: veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces with honorable discharge or the legal spouse of an eligible veteran, a resident of one of the 50 states and they must be age 62 or older, unless the individual has a disability and is unable to obtain employment. The eligibility for long-term care services will be determined based on their need for ongoing treatment, personal care, and assistance, as well as the availability of the service in their location. Other factors, such as financial eligibility, their service-connected (VA disability) status, insurance coverage, and ability to pay may also apply.


The veteran’s annual income must not exceed a predetermined amount and is unable to support him/herself adequately. In these programs, the veteran is required to be capable of performing his/her daily activities with minimal support and to take part in their treatment.

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