Homecare - Who can benefit?
Recovering from Surgery
BMH @ Home
BMH @Home is an extension service of Baby Memorial Hospital that allows a person with special needs to stay at home and avail healthcare services of Baby Memorial Hospital in their home. It might be for people who are getting older, are chronically ill, recovering from surgery, or disabled. BMH@Home, with its unique treatment options, delivers clinical excellence with compassion and care to the comfort of your home.
Homecare as a concept is slowly gaining ground in India. The reason for the demand for healthcare at home can be related to the changes in the general health and social structure in the country. With the improvement in life expectancy, there has been an increase in the population over the age of 60. With families becoming smaller and many elderly parents now living alone they are left with no caregivers.
In India, however, homecare is in its nascent stage as compared to western countries. Some of the reason why people are opting for home care:
Continuum of care:
The need for better quality post-operative and primary care beyond hospitals in order to improve long-term outcomes post procedure. Non-communicable diseases which are chronic in nature, requiring long-term monitoring and regular interventions to keep them on track.
With the growing number of nuclear families, with greater urban and even international migration, the elderly are left with no caregivers.
Quality of life:
People are now looking not just at longevity, but also the quality of life. Apart from complex medical procedures, if these don’t significantly improve, quality of life would remain a small attitude among the elite. Rather than seek aggressive medical intervention, many are opting for symptom management at home.
A changing consumer mindset is now trending towards comparing healthcare with other services, with access to healthcare at the place and time of their convenience.
Homecare or home-based healthcare is thus a solution that is increasingly better suited for the times we live in.