5 Ways to Maximize Comfort in Homecare

5 Ways to Maximize Comfort in Homecare

5 Ways to Maximize Comfort in Homecare

Sometimes the easiest way to help someone ill is to make them feel at home, which can be difficult when dealing with an illness. As a homecare provider, part of your role is to find the right ways to maximize comfort and help patients recover. From setting routines to making sure patients follow through with their recovery program, here are some tips that will help any homecare provider excell their patients’ sleeping time.

1. Prioritize Sleep

On average, a human spends one-third of their life sleeping, which means we sleep about 26 years in total. So it makes sense that having a comfortable and cozy bed will be the best way to maximize comfort in their day. It can be from something as simple as a specialty mattress that helps distribute weight and pressure to prevent soreness and soft cotton bed clothing. If possible, try to get a mattress top that’s designed to meet your patient’s needs. 

2. Set Up Relax Area 

Having a TV in a bedroom is a common factor for most patients but having a separate area to watch their favorite shows is a way to prioritize time to relax. The brain will not separate the resting time from the entertainment time. While it all bottles down to preference, choosing a designated area meant for relaxation can help signal the brain is time to unwind. 

3. Keep Moving With Aerobics

Understandably, patients will not run a marathon or do the same type of exercise they did when they were their younger self, but doing at least a 30-minute workout will help them improve their overall wellness. Walks will be mainly their leading choice sometimes, but having aerobic exercises also helps their muscles relax. 

4. Create a Sleep Routine

Having a set time to go to sleep and to awake will let the body create a routine to know when it’s the time to relax and when the activity starts again. These routines will help the body overcome fatigue and encourage a more profound, more restorative sleep.

5. Mind the Home’s Temperature

Having the right temperature in the house is vital for comfort. When winter comes, making sure the heater is working can help set a pleasant environment. Ideally, the house should remain cool – not too hot and not too cold. Of course, the temperature will vary by patient, so keep playing with the thermostat until you find the temperature that best works for their habits. 

Geraldine Orentas is a writer from Happy Writers, Co. in partnership with Italian linen retailer, Linoto. 

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