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Professional Nursing Care For Spinal cord injury patients


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Professional Nursing Care for Spinal Cord Injury, Paraplegia or Quadriplegia Patients In-Home Calgary and Area

Many spinal cord injury patients eventually develop and maintain an independent lifestyle without additional support. However, some patients require additional and ongoing support to help them through their day.

At Home Instead Calgary, a professional in-home nursing care provider, our specially-trained nurses and caregivers have provided compassionate and skilled help to in-home spinal cord injury, paraplegic and quadriplegic patients.

Working with Home Instead, your care plan is tailored to your individual circumstances and needs. Your caregiver team may consist of professionally trained Care Aides, Licensed Practical Nurses and visiting Registered Nurses. Supporting your loved one in their day-to-day challenges, caregivers often develop a strong bond with the family.

Compassionate and Professional In-home Care

Home Instead's commitment to compassionate includes:

  • Encouraging good health maintenance activities
  • Providing proper nutrition
  • Providing a rigorous skin care program ranging from proper positioning to correct body alignment
  • Establishing and following bowel and bladder programs, including catheter care
  • Maintaining mobility and range of motion
  • Assisting with respiratory programs as needed. This may include Trachea suctioning, CPAP ventilator and respirator support
  • Keeping a clean safe environment
  • Encouraging clients to be independent

    Providing respite for the caregiver to avoid undue stress and health issues

    Your  loved one's care plan may include:

    Bathing 

    Depending on client's ability the care plan is adapted to best suit clients needs
  • Having a staff member present for extra precaution while the client showers or bathes
  • Having the staff setting up the bath/shower and standing by to assist, if necessary
  • Actually giving the client a shower, bath or sponge bath

    Grooming includes (ADL's)
  • Washing and taking care of the hair
  • Teeth/denture care
  • Shaving with electric razor
  • Assisting with dressing
  • Bowel care administration
  • Catheter care support
  • Skin care and massage

    Household duties
  • Light housekeeping
  • Laundry and Ironing
  • Planning, preparing and cooking meals, including meals for clients with special dietary needs
  • Tube feeding by gravity and/or pump (aspiration protocol)
  • Grocery shopping and running errands

    Other Daily Activities
  • Trachea care/suctioning as required
  • CPAP management
  • Accompanying clients to appointments and on other activities
  • Exercise programs, mobility and range of motion
  • Participating in outings and other leisure activities
  • Companionship and socialization

    Assisting with Medication Managment
  • Reminding clients to take their medication
  • Medication can be bubble-packed by your local pharmacy to track compliance
  • Administering pre-measured medication, eye drops, inhalers, nebulizers, suppositories and other medication
  • Respirator/CPAP management
  • Oxygen management
  • Teeth/denture care

    Any combination of these services will help your loved one to live with dignity and maintain independence at home for as long as possible. You can access the service on hourly basis (2 hours min) or opt for 24-hour care.

    Let us put your mind at ease. Simply call us at 403.910.5860 and talk to a nursing consultant about your paraplegic or quadriplegic patient home care needs.

    Our in-home care services are available in the following cities:
  • Home Support Services: Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane, Chestermere and Strathmore


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