Do You Need A Registered Nurse?
If your loved one needs extra care at home, you may be considering a number of options. You can do some of the caregiving yourself, but there might be needs that you can’t cover at all times. Do you want a regular caregiver? Friends and family members? Or do you really need a registered nurse to help with the situation? Here are a few instances where a registered nurse might be the best option for your loved one.
Your Loved One Just Got Out Of The Hospital
If your loved one had surgery or was in the hospital with an illness, you might be better off having a registered nurse help them when they get home. Going from the hospital back into the home can be a jarring experience. In the hospital, if they needed anything, they just pushed a button and a nurse appeared. Nurses also checked on them from time to time to make sure their vitals were good and their comfort was intact. At home, there’s no one like that to help. A registered nurse can help them transition from the hospital care back into the home while ensuring they are comfortable and getting the health care they need.
Your Loved One Has Complicated Medical Conditions
If your loved one often gets confused about medications, takes a lot of trips to the doctor, or has conditions like dementia that can get complicated fast, a registered nurse might be a great solution to ensure the best care for your loved one. Medical conditions are not something an average person can understand all the time. A registered nurse has studied such conditions and knows how to treat patients who have them. You can learn plenty about the conditions, but it’s hard to know what to do sometimes when you are emotionally involved with the patient at hand.
Your Loved One Is Dying
When you want to keep your loved one in their home as long as possible because you know that’s what they want, but they have an illness that is causing them to deteriorate, a registered nurse is a great idea. A registered nurse can be on hand to update you on changing conditions while ensuring that your loved one is as comfortable as possible during the process. It’s never easy to see a loved one pass on, but with a registered nurse helping out, your loved one can stay in their home surrounded by their family and friends.
Finding A Registered Nurse For Your Loved One
If you think a registered nurse is the best answer for your situation, you can find out more with a free consultation from Agility Health. We’ll talk through your specific situation and give you our professional recommendation and advice. We want to make sure your loved one is well cared for. That might mean a registered nurse, or we might have other suggestions in mind. There’s nothing wrong with asking for help. In fact, your loved one might be better off if you do, and we’re here to help in any way we can.