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Health delivered at Home – A Futuristic Healthcare Ecosystem Powered by Innovation

Chennai, July 24, 2019:  India’s home healthcare sector, which is currently changing the Indian healthcare landscape, is estimated to grow to $6.2bn market by 2020, on the back of rising consumer demand, increasing incidence of chronic diseases and rising elderly population having high life expectancy.

Nightingales Home Health Services, a Medwell Ventures company, which has pioneered the specialty – led home healthcare, discussed key trends that are emerging within the home healthcare industry and how the industry is gradually aligning itself to market demands at a media briefing today in Chennai.

Across curative treatments like rehabilitation and physiotherapy, palliative care for the elderly, chronic care plans for patients with lifestyle diseases, and specialty services like intensive care, Dr. Sweta Choudhary, Head – Medical Products & Services, Nightingales Home Health Services shared that it is imperative to embrace the power of one-on-one care where every treatment plan co-created with specialists is as personalized as possible because no two roads to recovery are the same.

The need of the hour is to prioritize and personalize health care delivery in a cost effective manner, which will be only possible when existing healthcare institutions streamline their efforts in dispensing care in a cost effective manner facilitating best outcome for patients by collaborating with home health care providers using the right combination of technology to boost the medical system of the country”, said Dr. Sweta Choudhary.

Dr. Choudhary and Piyush Bhargav, Chief Operating Officer at Nightingales Home Health Services also shared the following insights specific to the Chennai market:

  • Physiotherapy – Nightingales has catered to over 2500+ patients with physiotherapy sessions since its inception in Chennai mostly for pulmonary rehabilitation, neuro-rehabilitation, orthopedic rehabilitation and pain management. Furthermore, there have been over 350 stroke patients per year in Chennai who availed physiotherapy sessions at home for an average duration of 8-10 months.
  • Nursing & Doctor at Home Services – In the last one year, an average of 200+ patients per month have availed nursing services for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Neuro-rehabilitation, Oncology, Post-operative procedures, chronic renal ailments and Lab tests.

Nightingales also witnessed a surge in short term nursing services in Chennai for services such as infusions, diabetic foot care, wound dressing, bedsore care, Ryle’s tube insertion, catheterization, tracheostomy care, colostomy care, PEG feeding (Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy) among others. Additionally, there has been a consistent demand in Chennai for general physicians visit and trained attendants at home.

  • Speech & Language Therapy – Speech and language disabilities can occur at any age. For children, speech issues often include stuttering, speech delay or trouble with fluency. For adults, speech impairment can take place due to an illness or trauma like a post-stroke episode. For the elderly, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis are some of the conditions that require therapy.

Nightingales is currently the only healthcare company in the country that provides speech and Language therapy at home. The company is currently catering to over 200 patients in Chennai.

About Nightingales

Nightingales has been in the home health sector since 1996 in Bangalore. Post the acquisition of the company by Medwell, it has developed a strong focus on specialty home healthcare services in rehabilitation, nursing, diagnostics and management of chronic diseases including pulmonology, cardiology, neurology, metabolic diseases, orthopedics, geriatrics and post-operative rehabilitation making it India’s leading home health company. Nightingales ensures excellence in patient health outcomes through a validated protocol and care plan approach for chronic diseases including, stroke management, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders, wound care management for diabetics, dementia care, Alzheimer’s care and chronic arthritic pain management. Nightingales aims to establish a home healthcare delivery network in 10 Indian metro clusters and increase its subscriber base to over 500,000 families.

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