On her visit to India, Alexandra O’Connor Augustin, Director, BAYADA Home Health Care, Italy, shares with Shahid Akhter her views and vision about the emerging home health care services in India
The complex health needs of the rapidly aging population demands an extremely diverse and skilled set of care-givers. Dr. SwetaJalan explores the issues in training and churning out a quality geriatric workforce
Home Health Care has been part of the Indian Health Care ecosystem for a number of years. However, the service has been very fragmented and unorganized, which has led to poor quality of care and issues with patient safety, both clinical and non- clinical, are emerging.
Many countries around the world are coming head to head with the daunting challenge of managing the rapidly rising cost of health care. The increasing aging populations, as well as an escalating number of individuals with chronic diseases, have been significant drivers in the demand for health care services in both emerging and developed economic markets in 2014.
Cancer is growing at an alarming rate and the global burden is enormous but equally laudable is our effort to contain it by way of creating awareness and prevention, technological marvels to diagnose and detect it. Despite exciting advances and promise of cure, the patient stands traumatized and needs support and counselling at all stages.