Your parents and other elderly loved ones may be among the 77% of older Americans who prefer to age in place instead of residing at a nursing home or an assisted living facility. As they age you may find it necessary to get professional help, especially if your loved ones are experiencing Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. With the help of a private nurse you can rest assured that your loved ones are in good hands.
For 20 years NursePartners has been supporting families by providing compassionate and experienced nurse care to their aging loved ones. Our team comprises the best Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) who serve in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware Counties. In this article we will discuss the benefits of hiring a private nurse to care for the seniors in your family.
What is the Role of a Home Care?
A private nurse is a nurturing professional who provides one-on-one medical care in the comfort of the patient’s own home. They can offer advanced care, working in tandem with you and the rest of the family.
What are Some of the Benefits of Receiving Care at Home?
Your loved one will be able to enjoy some level of autonomy while receiving at-home nurse care that include medical and personal benefits.
Depending on their level of education and certification, a private nurse typically can perform several medically related tasks including:
- Monitoring your relative’s medical status and keeping detailed records for overseeing physicians. This includes blood pressure and blood sugar checks.
- Performing Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- Alerting you, other caregivers and primary physicians of any changes in your loved one’s physical and/or emotional symptoms.
- Administering medications
- Providing traumatic injury and wound care
In addition to providing medical care, you can rely on a private nurse to cater to other needs your relative may have such as:
- Home exercise programs
- Mobility assistance
- Meal preparation
- Bathing, grooming, and hygiene
- Transferring and positioning
- Diet monitoring
- Toileting and incontinence care
- Light housekeeping
- Running errands and shopping
- Medication reminders
Is Your Loved One Experiencing Dementia or Cognitive Decline?
Some private nurses are specially trained to help the elderly with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, which may be another bonus. Ask prospective private nurses about their experience with cognitive decline, and be upfront about your loved one’s dementia behaviors.
At NursePartners, our private nurses (or carepartners) have been trained to use the Teepa Snow Positive Physical Approach to Care™ to care for those affected by dementia. This method allows patients and caregivers to have more positive and meaningful days. Get in touch with us to learn more about how we use this approach while caring for your elderly relatives.
Are You Interested in Home Care Services?
Private nurses are well-trained to not only offer exceptional nurse care but also to extend warmth and love to your aging and ailing relatives. At NursePartners our private nurses are properly screened for compassion and competence. They are equipped to assist your loved ones with their medical and day-to-day needs. Contact us today by calling 610-323-.9800 for a free consultation.