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Elderly and people who are experiencing any type of increased dependency have the option to live safely in their homes.

Just the thought of residing in a nursing home makes most aging people feel uncomfortable or even scared.

During such circumstances in-home nursing care can be a great solution .

Family members usually take on the responsibilities of being caretakers at the same time.

Yet, most of us have their jobs, look after their children, or have some other things to maintain during the day.

In other words – time limits us from being a full-time caretaker.

In that case, a person in need will have some time of empty walk during the day.

An in-home nurse is a person who will stay with a patient (from a couple of hours a day to live- in 24 hrs) and monitor his/her medical condition.

Guidance and professional service of in-home nursing care provides any person with the care they require.

What Does It Seem Like to Receive In Home Nursing Care

The main idea of the whole concept of in-home nursing care is to provide a person in need as high as the possible quality of life.

Three things in-home nursing care focuses on are:

  • Enabling safety,

  • Enabling security,

  • Increasing independence.

This type of services contributes to:

  • Avoiding unnecessary hospitalization,

  • Managing the ongoing medical condition with the utmost professional care,

  • Aiding with recovery after a hospital stay, injury, or an illness (short- or long-term).

Home care services may also include:

  • Companionship,

  • Assistance with daily activities (dressing, bathing, managing household tasks),

  • Rehabilitative services,

  • Therapies,

  • Ventilator care.

If you have been considering in-home nursing services lately, it is important to distinguish different types of medical assistance.

Patients are aiming to receive medical assistance in the comfort of their homes rather than going to care facility or into a nursing home.

According to different services included, we will divide them into two following, main categories:

  1. In-home nurse,

  2. Home care helper.

An in-home nurse is a licensed practical or a registered nurse who provides the best care suitable to everyday living to a patient (aging person or a person with an injury, a disabled person in a wheelchair or someone who is recovering after a hospital stay) in the comfort of home.

Treatments an in-home nurse provides include:

  1. Giving injections,

  2. Administering IV drips

  3. Colostomy care,

  4. Dressing wounds,

  5. Monitoring vital signs,

  6. Performing medical therapies.

We have a home care helper on the other side.

This person is a non-medical care provider of elderly, personal, respite, and companion care services.

The main difference between a home care nurse and a home care helper is that the second one provides assistance for household chores and home tasks as well.

We can further divide home care helper category to home caregivers and companion homemakers, of which the second usually don’t perform toilet assistance, bathing, grooming, and other personal duties.

A home caregiver provides a couple more services than an in-home nurse:

  • Buying groceries,

  • Meal preparation,

  • Light housekeeping,

Understanding which types of in-home caregivers exist out there, you can get a clear image of what kind of services you or your loved one requires.

If you are still wondering what would be the best CareGiver option for you please call Dependablez for free guidance .


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