Advantages And Disadvantages Of Home Care For Care Givers | 54078
Journal of Nursing & Care
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In the recent past, long-term care expenditures have been practically synonymous with expenditures for nursing home care, but
policymakers are now expressing greater interest in home-based long-term care. Home care is an integration of versalite applications
that cover hospital services that prevent problems likely to occur while conducting the daily living activities as well as patient care,
rehabilitation and personal care. Home care services have negative and positive effects for caregivers, patients and their families.
The focus of this article is on the advantages and disadvantages of home care for care givers. Firstly, taking care at home may have
positive implications for patients and their families, but it may also be burdensome to the caregivers with implications for their health
and well-being. Patients who are taking care at home are generally elderly and have chronic illnesses so the care givers do not see
the improvement in health status easily and in short time. Secondly, going to the patients home and giving care at their homes have
some security problems especially if the patient has mental/psychological illness. Thirdly, if there is no positive relationship and
communication between the care givers and patient and his family, the treatment and care will be affected negatively. There can be
some cultural problems between the health professionals and patients because of different backgrounds. Sometimes, the care giver
feels disqualified depends on lack of equipment. Also the care givers feel stressful while leaving the patient’s home by thinking how
to handle a patient in an emergency case? In addition, there are some environmental risks about medical contamination. Along with
these negative effects, home care services also have positive effects for care givers. Giving care at home is less stressful than working
at hospital, because in hospital there are a lot of patients to be attended and their families who are stressed, angry and sad. Also,
the patients in hospital change in short time so the care givers meet a lot of patients and they cannot build strong relationship. In
addition health professionals use their autonomy at home more than at hospital. Care givers make health educations easily at home
because patients are not under stress and they have enough time. Additionally, improving health status and making health promotion
activities are easier than at hospital. Health professionals can evaluate the other risk factors at home and can give holistic care. Finally,
there will be no hospital infection risks at home. To sum up, home care services have advantages and disadvantages for care givers. It
depends on the home environment, relationship between patient and care givers and the existence of equipment.
Ebru Ozturk Copur is pursuing his Doctorate degree in Community Health Nursing and also working as Research Assistant at Hacettepe University. He completed his Master’s degree in 2013 from Hacettepe University.