Home care is also known as domiciliary care or in-home care. It is a supportive service provided by a caregiver in the home. The caregiver is a licensed and trained professional that can provide quality support and care to the elderly, diseased or disabled. Home nursing services need not be provided solely by a medical professional. Even with proper training, certification and paramedical training, one can become a caregiver.
But before you move on to become a caregiver, you must know and understand exactly the responsibilities of a person or a company providing home nursing services.
Their responsibilities include:
- Providing daily assistance to people in need to ensure that their daily living activities are properly met.
- It also includes providing rehabilitative services to people who need extra care to recover from illness or surgeries.
- It helps seniors, adults, as well as pediatric clients who have undergone a facility or hospital stay or needs additional support to perform daily activities safely at home and prevent chances of unnecessary hospitalization.
- It also includes services such as rehabilitative, assistive, therapeutic and short term nursing and health care services.
- To provide elderly with the nursing procedures and care that one can get in a hospital at the comfort of their home.
- It also includes procedures such as nasogastric tube feeding, PEG feeding, Draining and changing of stoma wafer and bag etc.
- Home care nursing also includes tasks such as wound management and dressing of surgical wounds. You should also know to remove staples and stitches too.