If you have a loved one who is elderly, ill, or disabled, you may have at one point considered hiring some form of outside help — whether it be an assisted living companion, in-home nurse, or other form of a personal caregiver. The type of care a patient requires really depends on their medical condition, their mobility, cognitive function, and more.
In-home nurses provide medical assistance to patients from the comfort of their very own homes, as opposed to a nursing home or other form of long term care facility. There are many advantages to hiring an in-home nurse. In-home nurses can administer medication, provide medical treatment, provide care for various different health conditions, and more. For the most part, in-home nurses typically work with disabled, chronically ill, elderly, or cognitively impaired patients.
If you have a loved one who may require the services of an in-home nurse, there are many reasons to consider why and how it could be beneficial.
Here is why you may want to start considering hiring an in-home nurse.
In-Home Nurses Offer Personalized Medical Care
If your loved one has specific healthcare/medical care needs which include routine medication administration and monitoring that they cannot do themselves, an in-home nurse is a great option to consider. A in-home nurse will ensure that your loved one gets the right medication administration and can also help them with therapies during recovery. This personalized medical care will give you the assurance and comfort you need to know that your loved one is getting the proper medical treatments and administrations, therapies, and monitoring.
In-home nurses also offer the following types of medical services:
- Asses health
- Monitor vitals
- Administer medication
- Monitor changes to overall health conditions
- Report to your physician
- Administer treatments and therapies prescribed by doctor
- Provide companionship
- Provide basic ADL assistance
What If My Loved One Needs More Than Just Medical Care?
Sometimes a patient may need more than just medical care, particularly when they have mobility issues which prevent them from being able to bathe themselves or use the toilet independently. These types of non-medical tasks are called activities of daily living, or ADLs, and include daily, non-medical self-care activities such as personal hygiene, dressing, self-feeding, cleaning, cooking, managing money, running errands, and more.
If you can determine if your loved one requires medical assistance, ADL assistance, or both, it may make it easier to determine the type of assistance they need. They may require an in-home nurse, home caregiver, or combination of both. Home caregivers provide ADL services (non-medical services) which include making meals, cleaning, bathing, grooming, and more. While they do not administer medication, they can help a patient organize their mediation schedule. An in-home nurse provides basic ADL assistance, but not to the extent that a home caregiver provides.
Contact AGTA Homecare For All Your Home Health Care Services Today
If your loved one requires short or long term healthcare assistance, including medication administration and other medical services, contact AGTA homecare today. Our healthcare providers offer the medical assistance your loved one needs while providing them with the companionship and trust you can rely on. With over 14 years of experience, we are one of the most respected home health care providers in the industry. If you think your loved one could benefit from the use of home healthcare services, or if you would like to learn more, contact us today.