Home healthcare over the last decade has improved a lot. You can now provide care to your loved one suffering from ill-health, needs post-operative care, elderly, chronically ill, has cognitive problems or having any disabilities without having the patient travel to a nursing home. Trained in-home nurses provided by registered in-home care agencies in a city like Dubai brings medically professional home care for your patient without having you to sacrifice your time from your professional life for taking care of your ailing loved one at home. These home care nurses provided by home health care agencies are qualified medical professionals with training and education certifications required for a caregiver and with qualities to administer care related to health conditions such as diabetes, gastroenteritis related issues, colostomy, respiratory, post-operative care, cognitive impairments, locomotion impairments etc.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF IN-HOME CARE NURSES
Before choosing a nurse for you suffering loved one, the first thing that you need to ensure is to have a detailed discussion about the health condition of the patient with the home healthcare agency by producing all the investigation reports and doctor prescriptions to avail a home nurse specialising in care for a condition that your patient is suffering from.
On a general basis, in-home care nurses can be broadly divided into three categories.
ADL ( Activities for Daily Living or Self Care)
If your patient requires something more than medical care like help, support and care related to daily activities such as bathing, mobility etc, then you should go for a nurse specialist in ADL care.
Basic ADL activities include:
IADL ( Instrumental Activities of Daily Living)
These mostly support activities instrumental to daily living and functioning.
Such activities include:
Based on your requirement for the patient purely depending on medical monitoring, ADL or IADL choose your home caregiver after thorough consultation with your home care services agency.
Another category of home-care nurses provided by home care agencies is companionship based. Let’s know more about this category in details.
Companionship and positive mental health caregiver nurses
Companionship home care nurses ensure that they supply the positive spirit required by your patient to recover and get well. They also supply confidence to terminally ill patients such as the ones suffering from any kind of cancer to fight the disease with a positive spirit. Companionship also includes spending time with the patient, engage in positive conversations during hours when near and dear ones of the patient are out of the home due to work. Do keep in mind that these category of nurses are not necessarily only medical caregivers and their role goes beyond just providing assistance with activities to the patient. This category of nurses is also recommended for patient suffering from depression related to their disease or in requirement of any kind of psychological counselling.
We hope that this blog will now help you choose a home care nurse for your loved one more judiciously in a city like Dubai which provides home care services with registered ADL, IADL and companion nurses enrolled with them.