AIDS is a chronic, life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By damaging the immune system, HIV interferes with the body's ability to fight off viruses, bacteria, and fungi that cause disease. HIV makes a person more susceptible to certain types of cancers and infections the body would normally resist, such as pneumonia and meningitis.
Maxim nurses and medical professionals have the training, education, and expertise to effectively treat patients living with AIDS/HIVS, opportunistic infections, or AIDS related illnesses.
Maxim’s services include, but are not limited to:
• Reinforcement of therapy goals/interventions
• Education of patient and family on medication and disease process
• Implementing clinical care plans
• Coordinating home medical equipment, pharmacy, and supplies
• Assistance with daily activities
• Performing personal care (bathing, grooming, etc.)
• Assisting with mobility
• Performing light housekeeping
• Running errands (prescription pick-up, dry cleaning, etc.)
• Providing companionship
In 2007, there were an estimated 33 million people living with HIV worldwide and more than 2.7 million new HIV infections reported.* If you or a loved one is living with AIDS/HIV, you may find that you need medical, emotional, or even psychological support. Maxim Healthcare Services can help. We will work with patients, families, and the Physician to set and reach the physical, mental, and emotional goals that provide the foundation for an independent life.
While we understand that disclosure of you or a loved one’s HIV status is a very personal thing, we also understand the stressful decisions and challenges that are faced on a daily basis. Maxim can offer the highest quality of care and necessary assistance needed at home. Our highly skilled caregivers will provide immediate and effective nursing care and support that is designed to meet the patient’s specific needs and address the physical and emotional limitations experienced by individuals who are living with AIDS/HIV.
For more information on services available in your area, contact Maxim Healthcare Services today.
Services offerings may vary by individual office location. Find the Maxim Healthcare Services office location near you.