An At Home Nurse Works to Protect Your Health and Wellbeing
As many senior adults begin experiencing changes in their daily routine, such as taking medication or using a catheter, there’s a significant need for assistance. Understanding these needs is not always easy. The positive thing to consider is that there is help.
If you or a loved one is in need of at home assistance for matters relating to medical care, an at home nurse can provide you with support. At El Paso Community Home Health, our compassionate nurses will help ensure that you continue to follow the recommendations of your doctor or physician. They are trained and experienced in caring for the geriatric population. Many of the services provided at home are commonly practiced in hospitals and medical clinics. The greatest benefit of an at home nurse is receiving care in the privacy of your home.
What Do At Home Nursing Services Provide Patients?
An at home nurse provides medical assistance to elderly patients in the comfort of their home. You may receive care from one of our Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), or Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs). Depending on your condition, you may receive assistance with medication, respiratory care, treatment for wounds, and other medical needs. While a home health aide assists with daily living necessities, a nurse focuses on medical related treatments.
An El Paso Community Home Health nurse may administer the following services:
- Diabetic Management
- Disease Management
- Medication Education
- Wound Care
- Catheter Care
- Cardiovascular Monitoring
- Post-Surgical Care
- Administering Medication and Injections
Is There a Difference Between Nurses and Home Health Aides?
It’s important to recognize the difference between a home health aide and a nurse. Nurses are trained to administer medical services and have the proper education and license requirements to do so. Home health aides have the certification to care for personal needs such as bathing, dressing, and other hygiene-related tasks. A nurse might also assist a patient with those tasks but they can also perform duties like giving a shot or changing the bandage off a wound. In many cases, the tasks of aides and nurses will overlap but there are conditions that nurses have been specifically trained to handle such as dementia or diabetes.
How Long Should I Expect to Receive Care From an At Home Nurse?
The duration of care provided by nurses ultimately depends on your needs. There is no set amount of time in which you would need to see an at home nurse but rather your doctor or physician can help determine if you require continuous assistance. Our role is to recognize any changes in your condition and adjust care based on your doctor’s orders.
Will My Insurance Cover the Cost of an At Home Nurse?
Eligibility for an in home nurse depends on your insurance coverage. El Paso Community Home Health accepts most insurance plans but we recommend giving us a call to verify that we accept your specific plan.
What Should I Expect as a Patient?
As a patient of El Paso Community Home Health, you can expect trustworthy care from our entire health care team. Most importantly, you can count on our dedicated nurses to support you with common medical services. When a nurse visits your home, you will be treated with respect, thoughtfulness, and consideration. Our team only consists of the kindest service providers. As our saying goes, “we’re good people, doing good things.”
An At Home Nurse From El Paso Community Home Health is Ready to Serve You
We understand the importance of quality home health care and look forward to providing you with the best nursing services there is in El Paso. If you or a loved one is in need of dependable at home nursing, please connect with us today. We’re committed to creating a comfortable and safe environment for you where you need it most — at home.