At its core, nearly every type of healthcare can be broken into two categories: Proactive and reactive. Reactive healthcare is the model we are most familiar with. It maintains that when we experience a symptom, malady or accident, we "react" by going to our local health facility and the appropriate care team responds accordingly. Conversely, the proactive model seeks to fix these problems before they arise. It's the difference between creating a program to stop a patient from smoking before they exhibit health problems vs. treating a patients cancer in the future. It's the essence of the old adage "an apple a day".
No doubt, there needs to be a balance as we can't anticipate all of our future challenges but, as the tools and technologies advance, proactive care is widely becoming the more attractive approach in healthcare circles. Specifically, as it pertains to senior and elderly care, a proactive approach can make a world of difference in increasing quality of life and decreasing healthcare costs during an already demanding time.
Four of the ways Home by Choice has implemented a proactive approach to our elderly in-home care are:
Using a proactive approach to senior care is just one of the ways that Home by Choice is staying on the cutting edge of our market. We will continue to implement the best practices and latest technologies in the industry to ensure that we deliver the highest quality care possible. We feel that this is one of the main reasons our agency has been nominated the "Best of the Best" by the residents of Gainesville for the past two years running. If you have a loved one in need and are considering in-home care, we would love to speak with you. Give us a call today.