Ideally, every type of nursing facility or live-in care program should be able to deliver condition led care. Daycare centres too should specialise in condition led care. However, there is a need to attend to the elderly who may or may not be suffering from any medical condition. An elderly person may not have any physical or psychological disability either. An old person may simply need some help with day-to-day tasks and might need some supportive company. Even this can be classified as condition led care because the approach has to be influenced by the needs of the person. Since most facilities in fact offer condition led care, you have to be a little comprehensive while choosing one for the needs of a loved one.
Condition led care is often differentiated on the basis of the medical ailment or illness of a person. Someone may be coping with Alzheimer’s, some may have cerebral palsy, someone may be terminally ill with cancer and some may have multiple sclerosis. From physical disabilities such as blindness and deafness to those who need support to overcome learning disability, every specific case demands condition led care. It is quite common for facilities to offer more than one condition led care. There are facilities that attend to patients who share the same condition. The severity may of course vary but everyone may have Alzheimer’s or it can be a resident facility for deaf and mute people, dyslexic kids or very old cancer survivors. When there are people with various conditions at the same facility, you may wonder if it is the ideal place for someone you know.
There is a simple way to choose the right condition led care. Great live-in care agencies will have staff who specialise in one or at the most a few medical conditions. A rare condition is more complicated to attend to and hence you should choose a condition led care that has at least a few people with the same ailment.