Do Registered Nurses Provide House Calls?
It can be hard to imagine now, but the house call was once how a majority of people received their healthcare. Doctors and nurses used to regularly visit their patients in their homes to provide the healthcare services that their patients required. Of course, this was rarely the case in large, urban cities. But in small, pastoral villages –which is how most humans lived once upon a time– this was the case. And it still is in some communities. But for most urban, suburban, and even rural people today, house calls seem like a thing of the past. But is that true?
Executive Care prides itself on delivering high quality senior care in the homes of our clients. Many seniors require some form of care to live healthy, safe, and happy lives. Whether this is personal care, companion care, or homemaking services, Executive Care can provide the care you or your elderly loved one needs right in the comfort of their own homes. While many seniors require care, they don’t relish the thought of moving into a senior care facility. Such facilities can be very expensive and some seniors can become very depressed having to move into one. Executive Care removes this barrier to seniors getting the care they need.
Executive Care helps clients by providing them access to caregivers. Caregivers are not doctors or nurses, but they still provide much, if not most, of the healthcare services that many seniors receive. All of our caregivers must pass a rigorous screening process before being hired. They are all insured, bonded, and skills-tested as well as receiving ongoing training. Caregivers can help seniors with everything from performing the Activities of Daily Living, to doing the laundry, to just chatting and playing card games. But there are some healthcare needs that require the services of a registered nurse. In such instances, seniors must go to a hospital or clinic to see a nurse, right? Well, not always.
In-home Skilled Care
Executive Care provides in-home skilled care. In-home skilled care involves a registered nurse visiting seniors in their own homes to provide one or more of a number of healthcare services. Caregivers, as great as they are, are not qualified to provide every service that a senior is likely to need over time; they just don’t have all the necessary skills. But nurses do have such skills and with in-home skilled care, seniors can benefit from those skills without ever leaving their homes.
With in-home skilled care, nurses can provide seniors with healthcare services such as:
- Assessments & Consultations
- Medication Management
- Simple Wound Care
- Fall Prevention/Home Safety
- Diabetes Care & Teaching
- Colostomy Care
- Feeding Tube Care
- Bladder Catheterization
- And Others
Please note that not all in-home skilled care services are necessarily available in all fifty states. Please talk with us to find out if the specific in-home skilled care service that you or your elderly loved one needs is available where you live.
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If you would like to learn more about in-home skilled care, or about any other of Executive Care’s in-home senior care services, please contact us.BACK