Nursing services include making healthcare referrals or recommendations to maintain or improve your well-being. Appointments with physical or occupational therapists, installation of ramps, or use of durable medical equipment or oxygen supplementation are just some examples. Nurses may also be able to re-order and pick up medications, set up a medication regimen, and track adherence to and communicate any side effects to the prescribing healthcare provider.
Some clients can benefit from a nurse accompanying them to visit their physicians or other healthcare practitioners because they can relay information regarding the client’s condition to families and other authorized professionals. This can help clients and their families understand and execute follow-up care instructions and manage appointments.
Home care nurses may also provide nutritional assistance such as:
- Planning healthy menus
- Overseeing adherence specialty diets
- Creating grocery lists
- Educating clients about their diet
- Supervising caregivers in proper meal preparation techniques
Families often find these types of solutions beneficial to care.
Homewatch CareGivers does refer some nursing services to other healthcare partners. These services typically include care such as intravenous feeding, tube feeding, application of wound dressings, heat treatments, injections, and rehab nursing.