What is home care nursing?
Home care nursing is a nursing speciality where caregivers travel to patients’ homes to treat and care for them. Home care nursing is available to the elderly, patients who have been recently discharged from the hospital and can’t care for themselves, and individuals suffering from chronic conditions.
What is it like to work for a nursing agency?
Our care professionals generally work independently, but they act as the eyes and ears of the entire care team. We support our professionals throughout all the stages of care. They independently review a care plan and provide the relevant high-quality care in a professional manner as per their training and based on the patient’s individual needs.
What services should a nursing agency provide?
A good nursing agency should provide all levels of care, from low level to high level and end of life care. Here at Care for Family, we offer the following nursing services:
- Aged Care
- Palliative Care
- Disability Care
- Nursing and Child Care
- Dementia Care
- Respite Care
- Parkinson’s Disease Care
- Domestic Assistance
- Personal Assistance and Companionship
What does domiciliary care mean?
Domiciliary care refers to care that is offered in an individual’s home. It is another name for home care. In domiciliary care, the caregiver offers services such as cooking, cleaning, and helping with personal hygiene and grooming. Domiciliary care can be included in a patient’s home care package or bought privately depending on the individual’s needs.
Why is home care important?
When someone is suffering a chronic condition or they are unable to care for themselves, they usually end up in a hospital or home where they are surrounded by doctors and patients. Such an environment can be depressing, especially if one is stuck there for a long period of time.
Home care allows the sick, incapacitated, and elderly to access treatment and personalised care at the comfort of their homes. The familiar environment gives a sense of security which promotes happiness and peace. When someone is receiving care at home, they are surrounded by their loved ones, and this promotes quick recovery. The ability to be in a space with personal possessions, treasured memories, and familiar sight and sounds also promote an overall feeling of wellness.