If you are seeking a comprehensive array of services for a parent, grandparent or any other loved one, you might feel confused and frustrated. After all, there are many terms to know and understand. There is home care nursing and skilled nursing, home health care and caregivers, and other terms that seem to appear everywhere. It is important to be clear on what services are available, what they provide and how to use them to create an optimal solution for your loved one.
What Is Home Care Nursing?
A good place to begin is with private home care. With this kind of service, your loved one can still live on their independently and at the same time, benefit from the help of a Certified Nursing Assistant. This can mean daily or evening visits from someone who can offer them help with all of the day-to-day essentials, such as:
- Cooking meals, Setting the table and presenting food nicely
- Reminding them to take medications
- Bathing, hygiene and grooming
- Getting to and from appointments
- Help with errands
- Light housekeeping, laundry and other similar chores
- Socializing and keeping mentally busy
- Keeping the home safe with infection control, environmental safety and even food safety
Clearly, this array of services proves that a caregiver is not a medical care provider but does offer what might easily be described as “all the rest”.
Yet, the best home care nursing service can also be a complementary option to medical care. Let’s say a loved one suffered an injury after a fall and must spend a brief time in the hospital, doing rehabilitation and is then sent back home. A good caregiver is going to ask how that fall happened and figure out what they can do to assure it does not happen again. They will get to know your loved one and help them improve their overall quality of life by ensuring that underlying issues, such as poor eating habits, lack of socialization and even losing track of time and schedules do not occur.
There is much more to at-home care than the medical essentials. The highly-trained providers at Capital City Nurses know and understand this. Their Caregiver Academy training is a form of ongoing learning and programming that ensures they offer their clients the very best solutions possible. When you need people trained in best practices and that are dedicated to providing the kind of care they themselves would want for their own loved ones, it is to them you should turn.