Which Services Do You Need?
As your loved one ages and you feel the need to get some sort of in-home help, you may wonder what type of professional caregiver you need. You want your loved one to get the best care they can receive and there are plenty of options to consider. If you’ve heard about home care, you know there are plenty of services. But there is also home health care from a registered nurse, which offers a number of benefits as well. Take a look at the differences and see which is a better fit.
Home care with professional caregivers can help you sustain and maintain your loved one’s quality of life so they can remain safe and comfortable in their homes. They get to be as independent as possible with the help of their caregiver. You get a variety of services from a home care professional, which include:
Your loved one may not be able to properly bathe or dress on their own any longer. A caregiver can help with that process and save you and your loved one the embarrassment of a family member helping.
A caregiver can help sort out your loved one’s medications and make sure they take the proper amount at the right time.
A caregiver can get the groceries your loved one needs, pick up their prescriptions, and do any other necessary errands.
A loved one with dementia can be difficult to handle, but a trained caregiver can keep them grounded and oriented.
Home Health Care
When you have a registered nurse caring for your loved one, they are there to help maintain your loved one’s health. For example, a registered nurse can help after a hospital stay or after a doctor’s visit that recommends such care. You get a number of things from home health care with a registered nurse.
At-Home Physical Therapy
If your loved one needs to improve their nobility through physical therapy, a registered nurse can take care of those sessions.
After a hospital stay, pain can be hard to manage at home with a regular family member or caregiver, but a trained, registered nurse will be on top of the issue.
A registered nurse will ensure wounds are properly cared for and wrapped, so they heal faster.
Prescriptions are an important part of getting healthy and a registered nurse will make sure they are administered correctly.
Home health care with a registered nurse can work with regular home care in order to meet the goals for your loved one. While a registered nurse can work with pain management and wound care, an in-home caregiver can bathe and groom. The two often go hand-in-hand and you can get everything you need from Agility Health, where you can customize specific services to your loved one needs.