How can home health care for pneumonia help your loved one?

by | Mar 23, 2023

Caring for a loved one full-time is a difficult task. It requires constant attention, long nights, and balancing your loved one’s needs with your own, and it becomes that much more difficult when your loved one isn’t feeling well. So, what do you do when they become sick? Even the most compassionate of caregivers can feel overwhelmed when trying to take care of an ill family member by themselves. 

The good news is that home health care for pneumonia can help your loved one recover faster while easing your own stress. Parkwood Home Care’s Live In CARE program is a perfect fit for someone looking to take care of their loved one whether they are healthy or sick.

What is pneumonia and who is at risk?

Before understanding how home health care for pneumonia can help your loved one, it’s important to know what pneumonia is and who is at risk of getting it. So, what exactly is pneumonia? Pneumonia is a serious, airborne infection that targets the lungs and is characterized by symptoms of a cough, difficulty breathing, rapid heartbeat, loss of appetite, and fever. While there are different types of pneumonia, all kinds are serious illnesses that require attention and consistent care. Those who are at a higher risk of getting pneumonia are those with weakened immune systems, such as adults over 65, young children, and people with chronic medical conditions.

Why is Parkwood Home Care the best home health care provider for you?

Parkwood Home Care’s Live In Care program allows for your loved one to receive compassionate home health care for pneumonia. As a family run company, Parkwood Home Care understands how important it is that the people you love are comfortable and treated with respect and dignity. Whether your loved one is healthy and simply needs extra assistance to maintain their quality of life, or they are recovering from a serious illness such as pneumonia, Parkwood Home Care is committed to ensuring that they have the care that they deserve. If you’re interested in our Live In CARE program, give us a call to schedule a complimentary assessment today.

FAQ’s About Pneumonia and Live-In Home Care:

There’s a lot to understand about pneumonia and home care. Some frequently asked questions are:

Can home health care for pneumonia help my family member’s recovery go more smoothly?
Absolutely. Pneumonia requires frequent attention, and home health care allows for the sick individual to be seen regularly by their caregiver.
What services that live-in home care provides will help my loved one in their recovery from pneumonia?

Live-in home care means that a care worker will be there 24/7 to help your loved one. Their regular attention will ensure that the client is taking their medicine on time, is able to rest, and is getting well at an appropriate pace.

Can pneumonia be treated at home?
Depending on the severity of the case of pneumonia, there is a chance that your loved one’s pneumonia can be treated at home with the help of one of our care workers. This will allow them to remain comfortable while still receiving quality care while they recover.
How can home care help prevent pneumonia?
Pneumonia is an infection that preys on those with weaker immune systems. Those who haven’t been vaccinated, aren’t practicing good hygiene, aren’t eating healthy, and aren’t exercising regularly are at a higher risk of contracting it than others. Home health care can assist in keeping your loved one strong and healthy and reduce their risk of getting sick.
Lorna MacMillan

Lorna MacMillan, President & Founder

Lorna MacMillan is the President and Founder of Parkwood Home Care. Lorna is a thought leader in the areas of Adult Ageing, Psychology and Adult Education . Through years of experience with seniors, individuals disabilities and a strong passion for helping others, Lorna was able to create Parkwood Home Care into the care service it is today.