The haemorrhage and after; seeking home care services

After Anamika Khurana* suffered a brain haemorrhage in November 2017, her husband decided to avail the services of a professional caregiver to give her quality care. After giving the matter a lot of thought, he decided to avail the services of Life Circle, a home care provider.

The patient needed help with activities of daily living (ADLs). The haemorrhage had left her paralysed limiting her mobility. A patient in such a situation becomes irritable and needs constant encouragement, inducement and persuasion to perform any sort of activity. Even giving medicines can become a daunting task not only for the family but also a professional caregiver.

Ranjana, the home attendant

Ranjana- the caregiver
Ranjana, a 28-year-old caregiver who hails from Odisha came in to help. Ranjana, a certified nursing assistant, had joined Life Circle after successful completion of her caregiver training. She speaks profoundly about Anamika Khurana, “Aunty mujhe bohoot pyar se hug aur smile karti hain subeh jab main aati hoon aur shaam ko jab main waapas jaati hoon, wo mujhe bohoot pyar karti hain (Aunty gives me warm hugs and smiles when I arrive in the morning and leave in the evening, she loves me a lot)”.

“Ranjana’s perseverance and the art of persuasion is something that has facilitated such an improvement in my wife’s health, there is 50% recovery to be precise, and she might be able to walk in two months. At Life Circle, a patient is not treated as a customer but a personal responsibility,” says the patient’s husband sounding very happy and content.

For those who survive brain haemorrhage, recovery is slow. Anamika Khurana’s case makes us realise how persistent efforts and care can bring about tremendous improvement in a patient’s health. It has been often said, “At the end of reasons come persuasion and ‘healing’”. Anamika Khanna’s is a good example.

*Names have been changed upon request.

About the author
Aparajita, has a background in dentistry and has done a Masters in Public health from the EHESP- French school of public health. She has worked at organizations such as WHO(Geneva), URC- Eco(Paris), HandsOn Suburban Chicago & NWSRA(Chicago). Now she is working at Life Circle as the care coordination officer. She believes it’s best when career and passion come together. Her vision to bring some grass- roots level change through organized efforts gives her the drive to work. In her spare time, she loves moving around the city, exploring new places and making memories.

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