For those patients that require more assistance and continuous patient care. Caregivers will be there to help from as little as 2 hours to 24 hours in the home, hospital, nursing home and assisted living facilities. Caregivers are also available to travel with you as needed whether it is for vacations or returning to your other home or place of residence.
Senior patients that require more assistance and continuous care can hire an Expicare nurse on an hourly basis depending on their individual needs. Caregivers can be there to help from as little as 2 hours to 24 hours in the home, hospital, nursing home and assisted living facilities. Caregivers are also available to travel with them as needed, whether it is for vacations or to visit loved ones.
In-Home Nursing Care For Your Elderly Loved One
When it comes to your family members, you want to make sure they are safe and in the best health possible. This can be particularly hard to do with elderly loved ones because you may not live nearby or they may be incredibly obstinate when it comes to their independence. When this is the case, they likely will be resistant to going to a nursing home. The good news is, just because your elderly loved one is getting older or is facing health issues does not mean they are forced to go to a nursing home. This is not their only option. The team at Expicare Nursing understands that this can be a stressful time for you and your family, and we are here to help you learn the best ways to take care of your loved one.
What In-Home Nursing Care Offers
Unlike traditional nursing homes, in-home nursing care can offer your elderly loved one many opportunities that they would likely not receive if they were in a facility. Many elderly loved ones have problems with their physical health but do not find their mental health fading. This can make it incredibly difficult for them to give up their independence. In some cases, in-home care may be the best option if your loved one is not suffering from health issues, but when they are, you want the help of a nursing team you can trust and that your loved one can rely on.
Hourly medical and non-medical health care services can include:
- Feeding and Meal Preparation
- Incontinence Care
- Medication reminders
- Escort and Transport to Dr. appointments and events
- Shopping and Errands
- Light Housekeeping
- Companionship including reading, card playing and board games, etc.
- Respite Care for Family Members
- Fall Precautions Assistance
- Foot Massage for relaxation and to enhance circulation
- Medication Pours
- Medication Management
- Daily Assessments and Observation
- Pre and Post Operative Care
- Wound Care/Dressing Changes
- Tube Feedings
- Diabetic Care/Insulin Injections
- IV Therapy/Lab Draws
- Cardiac Assessment and Intervention
- Pulmonary Care/Oxygen Therapy and Lung Sound Assessments
- Ostomy Care
- Hospice Care
- Catheter Insertion and Care
- Central Line and Port Maintenance
- Maintaining Sense of Independence
When you choose Expicare for hourly care, you are giving your loved one the chance to remain as independent as possible. When many people consider how they want to take care of their family, they think they don’t have any other options except a nursing home facility. However, by doing this, your loved one may begin to feel their rights are taken away from them and this can cause them to shut down even more. By allowing them to have their independence and remain at home, they may even have a better chance of healing.
Providing Undivided Attention
When it comes to facilities, your loved one will likely be another resident that must share a nurse’s attention every single day. When this is the case, the nurse may be rushing around to different residents and may not give your loved one the care and attention they deserve. On the other hand, when you choose to go with us, we come to your loved one and provide them with the attention they need, ensuring their charts are correct and up-to-date and that we are aware of any new problems that may be developing.
Especially for patients who may be suffering from Dementia, familiarity can be key in ensuring they are comfortable and that they continue to remember things. When they are in a facility that is not familiar to them, this can cause them undue stress and it can even make them scared. By bringing in an hourly in-home nurse, they can get the medical care they need while in the comfort of their own home.
When you choose our car team, you know your loved one can get the time and attention they need, along with the respect that they deserve. Please reach out to our office today to learn more about how Expicare Nursing can benefit your cherished senior relative.