It’s been rough the past couple of years in the United States and all over the world. It appears that things are beginning to return to normal, but we’ve also been warned that there may be a new normal when the smoke clears from the COVID-19 pandemic.
One of the biggest concerns for many people right now, especially people with underlying health conditions, is whether they can get quality medical care in their homes. In this article, we’ll answer that question and give you some tips for getting the care you need without leaving the comfort of your home.
One of the many problems the pandemic exposed is mental health. It’s fair to say that the mental health crisis that arose from the pandemic was second in scope only to COVID-19 itself.
When you spend as much time with your family members as we all did last year, you learn things about your family that you previously only thought you knew. You thought love was being able to forgive your family members for failing the morning breath test until you realized the family dynamic in your household was being tested like never before.
No one is judging anyone based on 2020. However, if “sheltering in place” exposed family problems you didn’t know existed, there’s no time like now to address them. With virtual family therapy, you and your family can have group counseling sessions with a family therapist without having to leave your home.
Indeed, it will take more than one therapy session for your family to heal. However, with online therapy sessions, you can speak with a counselor who has compassion for troubled families and years of experience helping them move forward together.
Mental health is critical, but so is your physical health. That’s why medical professionals had to figure it out quickly last year when nonessential, in-person doctor’s appointments were put on hold in many states.
Telehealth visits enable doctors to provide the same level of care on a digital platform as they do in person in many cases. Indeed, your doctor can diagnose you and even prescribe medication to you via a telehealth visit. Furthermore, you might be able to get your medications delivered to you or brought to you curbside. This saves you the hassle of having to put yourself at risk by coming into contact with unmasked and unvaccinated people.
If you’re not comfortable going to the doctor’s office, you should ask them if they provide telehealth patient care. The chances are that they do, as many medical professionals have had to adjust to this new reality.
So, we’ve covered how teletherapy and telehealth doctor’s appointments became popular last year, and there’s more great news for patients who don’t want to leave their homes. Many in-home caregivers have gone back to providing regular home services. In fact, with home phlebotomy service, you don’t even need to leave home for blood work and other lab tests. Phlebotomists will come to your home for blood draws and send your specimens off to the specified laboratory for you.
Your health is your most important asset—it’s what allows you to enjoy all the other blessings in your life. The COVID-19 pandemic reminded us of the importance of physical fitness and mental health. We also witnessed healthcare providers step up to provide critical services while enabling patients to shelter in place.
The worst of the pandemic appears to be over, but many people with underlying conditions are understandably wary of going back out into the unknown. The good news is that with online counseling and telehealth visits and home service providers being back on the job, you can get excellent medical treatment in the comfort of your own home.