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Nursing Beyond the Vital Signs

Nursing is so much more than simply popping a thermometer in a patient's mouth or recording a blood pressure. In my time as a nurse, I have participated in life saving efforts when time was critical, I have held a mother's hands when her newborn baby was being prepped for surgery, and I have looked into the terrified eyes of an elderly person in pain. Nurses literally go into battle, serving in military operations all over the world. They also learn and implement the latest in medical technology. This blog is to highlight nurses and prove that they deserve respect and appreciation for all that they do.

4 Situations Where Home-Care Nursing May Be Needed

Having the option to hire a nurse to come to your home to care for you or your loved one is an amazing thing. It allows you or your loved one to stay where you are the most comfortable while still getting all of the medical care and attention that you need. This article will discuss four situations in which home-care nursing may be needed. 

For Someone Who Has Had Surgery

If you have had an extensive surgery at the hospital, then you may require some care even after you have gone home. This could include help with changing bandages, getting around, bathing, using the restroom, taking medications, and so forth. Thankfully, you can hire a nurse to come and take care of you for the week or however long you need until you can begin to care for yourself or until a family member or friend can take over your care. 

For Someone Who Is Terminally Ill

When someone is terminally ill, they generally are going to need extensive care. Often those that are ill want to be home where they are the most comfortable and where they can live out the rest of their life surrounded by those they love. A home-care nurse can make this possible because they will actually live in the home with the person who is terminally ill and will care for and monitor the person 24/7. There may even be a nurse rotation, if the nurse is required to be awake around the clock to monitor the patient. 

For a Child with Disabilities

If you have a child with disabilities that requires extra care that you either don't know how to give or are unable to give due to work responsibilities, the need to care for other children, and so forth, a nurse can help you to meet these needs. The home-care nurse can either live in your house or come at certain times during the day when you need additional help to care for your child with disabilities. The schedule of the nurse is going to be flexible and fitted to your needs. 

For Someone Who Is Elderly 

If you have an elderly loved one that needs additional care, whether it be due to dementia, Alzheimer's, cancer, or other health-related issues, they may request that they get this care while still either living with you or in their own home. This is likely where the person is going to feel the most comfortable and secure, so knowing that a home-care nurse can allow them to remain comfortable and happy is something this is well worth the cost. 

Talk to a company such as Ameristaff Nursing Services to set up services with a home-care nurse.