When a loved one has chronic health conditions, or needs medical care beyond the abilities of family members, it often seems that the only option is to place them in a skilled nursing facility. Such a decision is fraught with uncertainty about the quality of care, isolation of the loved one, and the ability for the patient to someday return home. Families want their loved ones to receive the care they need, without upsetting them and suffering the guilt of moving them to a skilled nursing facility. These highly emotional, and sometimes traumatic, decisions can be avoided with Private Duty Nursing Services provided by LivHOME.
Private Duty Nursing services provide skilled nurses who deliver high quality, clinically appropriate care to seniors at home, resulting in better outcomes and increased comfort for the patient and the family. At a time when hospital acquired infections are the focus of concern for healthcare providers, the ability to treat a patient at home can be the preferred option for their safety. Private Duty Nursing is the closest thing to merging the home and clinical environments.
Numerous studies have shown that the ability to remain in one’s home can enhance healing and improve a sense of well-being. It’s easy to relate to the power of being home. One only has to reflect on the welcome relief of sleeping in one’s own bed after a long trip, or going home after day surgery, or even an hour in the dentist’s chair! At-home services for seniors provide care for their psychosocial and clinical needs, so they can heal from challenging health conditions and return to a healthy quality of life.
Private Duty Nursing services from LivHOME are comprehensive in scope and include diabetes management, routine injections, IV infusion, wound care, ventilator/tracheostomy management, foley catheter management, and management of many chronic health conditions. The approach of LivHOME skilled nurses is to not only deliver care, but to ensure patients are knowledgeable about their condition, and that their environment is safe and free of hazards. Our nurses:
- Perform a full clinical assessment of the patient and develop a customized plan of care
- Deliver specialized care for the treatment of the client’s illness
- Provide important teaching for self-management of chronic diseases
- Provide a home safety evaluation, fall risk assessment and medication reconciliation
Together, these services provide greater continuity of care between inpatient care, the physician’s office and home; proven to be the most successful strategy to improve health, increase wellness and deliver high-quality outcomes for patients.
To learn more about LivHOME Private Duty Nursing, and our services that recently launched in the state of Massachusetts, call (781) 416-2000 or log onto livhome.com. LivHOME will expand the Private Duty Nursing Service nationally throughout 2017 and 2018.