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Nurse Directed Home Care in Greater Des Moines

Many families feel overwhelmed by care responsibilities when a loved one becomes unable to perform routine tasks. Managing this level of care requires time and specialized training – exactly what our CAREGivers offer.

Please contact our local Home Instead® franchise office in Des Moines, including Urbandale & all the surrounding areas to review which nurse directed specialized care services are permitted and available in your area.
Home Instead Caregiver checks blood pressure of senior woman at home

Confident Nurse Directed Specialized Care

Our specially trained CAREGiversâ„  can make life easier by providing highly personalized care for common health conditions that affect families, such as dementia, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, heart failure, COPD, depression, arthritis and more. Nurse directed home care are services performed or delegated by a senior care nurse and may include:


Nursing Services

  • Medication management including the administration of intramuscular injections into the skin.
  • Provide assistance with home dialysis.
  • Assist with diabetic wound care on client's feet.


Medication Management and Administration

  • Manage medication by crushing or splitting medications as well as drawing dosage for oral liquid medications, as prescribed.
  • Administer medications by placing medication in a senior’s mouth if he or she is unable to do so.


Vital Sign Tracking and Interpreting

  • Take a senior’s blood pressure and temperature.
  • Interpret vital sign outcomes and respond to thresholds.


Wound Care Support

  • Provide wound care with simple dressings.
  • Provide bathing assistance when a senior has a wound or dressing.
  • Assist with skin care when a senior has an open wound.


Diabetes/Glucose Testing Management

  • Monitor glucose (i.e. Accuchecks) to determine blood sugar reading.
  • Administer insulin and record and document findings.


Foot and Nail Care

  • Apply cream to a senior’s feet.
  • Provide care to wounds on feet.
Catheter Care

  • Emptying a catheter drainage bag.
  • Remove or replace a pre-sized wafer around a stoma.


Oxygen Therapy

  • Adjust a flowmeter to prescribed setting.
  • Monitor the oxygen saturation levels.


Feeding Tube

  • Turn on and off a feeding tube machine.
  • Flush feeding tubes.
  • Change dressing around the feeding tube.

Home Care Made Just For You

We know family directed home care can be difficult and can have many things to consider and you want to make the right decision. Our free no-obligation Care Consultation can help you personalize the best specialized in-home senior care option for your family. Learn more about how Home Instead can help you pick the best care for your aging loved one.
Home Instead Caregiver and senior review client care journal