Senior home care for ESRD

In this blog post, we talk about the need for senior home care for a patient with end-stage renal disease.

When the kidneys start acting up

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Sixty-three-year-old Janardhanan Ramaswany (JR) suffers from seizures and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Because of ESRD, his kidneys no longer function as they should. Healthy kidneys function like a well-oiled machine flushing out all waste and surplus water from the body.  Therefore, when the kidneys can no longer flush out excess water, water retention takes place resulting in swelling of the legs and feet. Because of this, patients begin losing appetite and get nauseous and tired.  They also suffer from hypertension, shortness of breath, disturbed sleep, itchiness, and problems passing urine. Sadly, ESRD is not reversible. So, the patient has to opt for dialysis or a kidney transplant. JR is under dialysis. And he also has a urinary catheter. In addition, he is asthmatic.

Senior home care for JR

Janardhanan Ramaswamy’s family consisting of his wife and two daughters decided to opt for a professional home care giver for his care. This is because they found it difficult to move him around the bed and off it as he was too heavy. On a friend’s suggestion, they approached home care provider Life Circle. The friend was a past client of Life Circle and had good words for the quality of home care that the company offered.

The move helped immensely. And JR’s family members were able to find some me-time. They also got the much-needed respite. In addition, caregiver Mukesh’s genial attitude helped the patient feel much better. Mukesh kept JR engaged in conversation every now and then, and that made him feel happy. 

Happy with the home care given to senior

Latha Ramaswamy, the patient’s daughter, is happy with the quality of home care her father received. She also found no loopholes in Mukesh’s service. Mukesh served the household for only one and a half months. The family then decided to relieve him as the patient’s health had improved. And he was moving around without any help. Once a month, the senior has to visit the hospital for his diagnostic tests.

(Names have been changed to protect identities)

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