Nurse registries are able to refer Licensed practical nurses and Registered nurses for a variety of care needs. While Medicare and insurances will cover these services through certified home health agencies there are instances where additional or supplemental nursing services are needed. At times a family member or individual may find themselves tasked with a clinical care situation that they do not necessarily feel comfortable with administering. That’s where a private nurse may come in handy.
Does your senior family member depend on daily medication? One of the most common requests we encounter is for medication supervision. This can be anything from setting and monitoring a pill box to ordering refills on behalf of the client. Medication errors can be costly to an individuals health. A nurse checking to make sure that every thing is up to date and no meds are being left untaken can provide out of town or busy family members with some added piece of mind. Often once a pill box has been set up by a nurse, a CNA or HHA can provide reminders to the clients to take pills on the prescribed days and times.
Client’s in need of colostomy care may not have natural supports or family members available or capable of providing the care. Professional LPN’s and RN’s can change out colostomy bags. Whether the need may be on-going or just in the interim of teaching the client’s loved ones how to change the bag.
If a disabled individual or an elderly adult has developed a wound that is in need of regular care, it is incredibly important the skilled individuals provide such a service. Regular care and monitoring of wounds can be instrumental in the healing process. Private nurses can give detailed reports and status updates to wound care doctors who operate our of wound care centers. Having the care provided at home keeps the individual out of communal settings where their risk to additional disease exposure is greater.