Nurse-Directed Home Care
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More Than Home Care
Essential tasks of daily living don't exclude your loved one's critical health needs. We get that.
With Nurse-Directed Care, families have access to a broader range of services through one trusted partner.
A greater scope of care means we can support even more activities of daily living, including specific health needs, so that aging adults can remain at home instead of transition to a nursing home or a higher level of care.
It also means families can get much-needed respite to recharge and peace of mind knowing that everything is in good hands.
Our professional CAREGivers provide highly specialized services in the comfort of your loved one's home. They undergo extensive specialized training so that your family receives the highest, safest level of care — complete with oversight from a registered nurse who also visits every 60 days (minimum) to ensure quality standards are upheld:
- Crush/split medications.
- Draw dosage for oral liquid medications, as prescribed.
- Add or mix medications with food and/or feed the client with medications in the food.
- Place the medications in the client’s mouth if client is unable to do so.
- Administer medications through subcutaneous injections (i.e., insulin).
- Assist the client with inhalers or inhalation treatments.
- Measure medication into a nebulizer cup that is not pre-dosed.
- Administer over-the-counter or prescribed suppositories (rectal and vaginal).
- Apply, remove and/or replace prescribed or over-the-counter patches, including narcotic patches.
Diabetes/glucose testing management
- Monitor glucose (i.e., Accuchecks) to determine blood-sugar reading, including poking a client's finger.
- Interpret outcomes, and respond to thresholds according to specific written instructions provided by a licensed professional.
- Administer insulin via insulin syringe or client’s insulin pen subcutaneously (as ordered).
- Verify what type of insulin and how much (if sliding scale), as well as record and document findings and what is being administered.
- Turn the flowmeter dial/knob to the setting prescribed on the Medication Administration Record (MAR), or per doctor's orders.
- Change the nasal cannula or face mask tubing (if dirty) over time or, at minimum, every four weeks.
- Monitor the client's oxygen-saturation levels with a portable O2 reading.
- Change oxygen between the standard oxygen concentrator and the portable concentrator.
- Fill the oxygen portable tanks per the instructions for the unit.