Nurse Directed Home Care
Please contact your local Home Instead® franchise office to review which services are permitted and available in your area.
Confident Highly Personalized Care
Our specially trained Care Pros 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 nurse and may include:
- Medication Management including filling pill boxes.
- Assist with diabetic wound care on client's feet (Stage 1 or less).
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, Stage 1 or less.
Diabetes/glucose testing management
- Monitor glucose (i.e. Accuchecks) to determine blood sugar reading.
- Observe client self-administer insulin and record and document event.
Foot and Nail Care
- Apply cream to a senior’s feet.
- Provide care to wounds on feet.
- Emptying a catheter drainage bag.
- Clean around existing stoma.
- Adjust a flowmeter to the prescribed setting.
- Monitor the oxygen saturation levels.
- Administer gravity feeding through tube.