Home visits in and around Cala Millor

The home visit was born at the bedside of the patient, and from its origin it had a biopsychosocial and spiritual connotation. This practice dates back to very ancient times, as shown by certain historical accounts; for example, Egyptian papyri over 2500 years old describe the following: “at home, after checking the patient, analysing the situation and consulting the gods, the doctor, before making a diagnosis, would declare it, and the family had to accept or reject what the doctor declared: this is an illness I know and will cure, or this is an illness I know and will not treat; or this is an illness I do not know and will not treat”. After this came a process of negotiating care. Home care is a service offered by FLOYDCLINIC to a family member in their own home with the purpose of providing support, diagnosis, treatment, recovery and rehabilitation. These actions are done according to a previous evaluation and a care plan that should be negotiated and agreed upon with the family and not imposed from the health team. The home visit allows the discovery of the whole universe of the patient, because it includes all of their context: where they live, with whom they live, the people, the relationships and the circumstances in which their mental happenings take place; in this context, it should always be remembered that it is one of the most invasive activities that health professionals can perform, which is why we must be very respectful and prudent during the visits.

Benefits of the home visit:

  • Improves health care
  • Increases family involvement and responsibility in the care process.
  • Improves the quality of life of the users.
  • It grants a sense of intimacy and well-being, since people feel that this type of personalized assistance is more humane.
  • Prevents domestic accidents thanks to the training we provide to the primary caregiver in fall prevention, medication supply, skin injury prevention, etc.
  • It prevents social isolation, motivating the family and carers to adapt to the patient’s situation and not the other way around.

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