The Purpose of In-Home Nursing Care Is to Enhance the Wellbeing of Everyone

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Posted: 7/26/2013 6:30 AM by Interim HealthCare
In-home nursing care is a term that refers to a broad range of rehabilitation, medical and psychosocial services that can be offered to people in their own homes. Thanks to medical advances, an increasing amount of care can now be given safely at home, rather than in a medical facility like a hospital, doctor’s office or a clinic. An important goal of in-home nursing care providers is to enhance the wellbeing of everyone in the family without replacing or taking over the role of other caregivers or family members.

Depending on the need, services may be provided on a long-term, short-term or temporary basis. For example, care can be given to patients who are in the process of recovering from a stay in the hospital. In-home nursing services may also be suitable when long-term help is needed – say for someone who is terminally or chronically ill, or someone who has just become disabled.

Cancer patients often face physical challenges after or during treatment that call for ongoing assistance. If you or a loved one is facing this situation, home health care might make it possible for you to continue living at home without sacrificing the benefits of specialized care. Many people find in-home nursing care preferable to staying in the hospital for an extended period or moving into a nursing home or assisted living facility.

Licensed home care providers employ RNs (registered nurses) and LPNs (licensed practical nurses) who are qualified to do many things that include administering medication and treatments, changing bandages, checking vital signs, and monitoring pain and other symptoms.

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