November 18 2021
In modern times due to long shifts at work or schooling, it is rare that an able adult is left at home to take care of senior and elderly members of the family. And furthermore, these days elderly citizens have to go through an array of various medical conditions that come with old age both psychological and physical like dementia, diabetes and high blood pressure. Due to these common place illnesses, a person does not feel comfortable in leaving their elderly parents, grandparents or senior relatives at home all alone. Even without any medical conditions, a senior person may not want to spend all day alone without any of their family.
It is due to these reasons that people invest in kl senior care and provide for their elderly the best and affordable nursing care. Nursing care at home for elderly may be too expensive for some people and not feasible for elderly people who require facilitated living or rehabilitation.
In this article we will discuss the key features of any senior care program whether at a facility or nursing care at home for elderly and how you can choose the best service for your elderly.
The first thing to look at is the list of services a program is providing. For example at kl senior care we provide 24 hours nursing care, weekly visits by in-house medical doctor, traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) upon request, daily logs done for vital checks, nursing call system in each bed, hospital follow-ups, accompanied by a caregiver, daily housekeeping & laundry services, motorized homecare bed, daily activities conducted by trained professionals (Physiotherapist & Qigong), on-site barber and salon is available upon request, hygiene & grooming assistance and six meals a day prepared by in-house chef. This gives you a comprehensive checklist. In summary look out for medical care, recreational and exercise facilities and cleanliness and management.
It is important to choose a facility closer to you for frequent and easy visits while also being near enough to essential facilities like a bank and hospital and parks. We at kl senior care located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur with nearby attractions and medical facilities to ensure easy access. Your facility should not be too remote or too conjugated inside business areas. If talking about nursing care at home for elderly, you should make sure that your visiting doctor, trainer and professional assistant are close by your house and can arrive at short notice or in emergencies. To avoid this people going for nursing care at home for elderly hire a live in professional and assistor.
It might be difficult to convince elderly family members to stay in a senior care center or to even hire a professional for assisted living. To help with this you should visit or research about the environment of a senior center. If the ambiance is too like a hospital or a psych ward, it is likely your senior relative will feel uncomfortable, agitated and even gloomy. This is especially true for our bed-bound guests for whom we have 24-hour nursing and on site doctors doing regular examinations.It is important for physical healthy that the senior person be provided with a home like welcoming environment. At kl senior care we have communal spaces to encourage interaction and socialization and are equipped with aged-friendly features like handrails and ramps.
It is crucial that you look in the qualifications of the working staff and check with human resources of a facility for their hiring requirements and standard of employment. You need to trust the caretakers at the facility for you and your senior person’s peace of mind. Look into medical professionalism, ensure experiences trainers and security personal are available. If possible, understand the policy of employment at the facility to see how well the facility will handle mishaps and emergency and in case of neglect how will you and your senior person be compensated. kl senior care at Zenvilla focuses heavily on the medical standards of the nursing services to assist elderly that are bed bound or semi bed bound. The kind of equipment you should look for in an ideal program is what is mandatory in Zenvilla like adjustable beds, wheelchair friendly infrastructure, bedside ECG monitors and IVs.
You need to look for able bodied and mentally equipped personal who have medical experience to administer therapy and medicine, have experience and skills to deal with a senior person and have the skills and knowledge to operate certain assisted living machinery and equipment like a catheter, blood pressure monitor, insulin monitor and etcetera.
At Zenvilla for example we provide the enhanced version of in-home nursing at our facility and make sure our handicapped and bed bound members receive the utmost importance and do not feel trapped in a hospital. We have regular counselors and nurses that will make sure that all assisted living needs (using the toilet, changing clothes) will be properly met.
If you want to learn more about nursing facilities or are looking for a program, reach out to us at KL Senior Care.