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What Home Nursing Care Means?
Home nursing services encompasses a wide range of healthcare services that can be easily administered at your home. Home care nursing services are usually cheaper than hospitals and nursing homes, while being just as effective as the medical care offered in a hospital or nursing home.
An in-home nursing service offers personalized nursing care at home as offered in a typical hospital while being more compassionate towards the patient and gets integrated into the patient’s family and develops an emotional bond with the patient and their family.
The services offered by home care nursing are provided by registered nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists among others. And as such you need not worry on the quality of service offered by the home nurse.
In the past, the phrases In-Home Care, Home Care and Home Health Care were used interchangeably. Today however, people have developed a better understanding towards Home Health Care or In-Home nursing service which is basically skilled nursing care whereas the term In-Home Care refers to non-medical care services like personal care and companionship and supervision.
When Do You Need Us?
The main goal of home nursing service is to treat an illness or injury. The home nursing services usually entails wound care for pressure sores or surgical wound, patient and care – giver education, Intravenous or nutrition therapy, injections, rehabilitation therapies and monitoring serious illness and unstable health status.
Get vaccinated at home and stay safe from infectious diseases. We provide vaccination for H1N1, Typhoid, Pneumonia, Hepatitis and more by qualified nurses at home.
Post Surgical Care:
Post-surgical care is critical, and includes everything from pain management & feeding to respiratory management & fluid management. Get well sooner under the care of our nurses, who will help you with all of this in the comfort of your home.
Urinary Catheterisation Care:
Our nurses are well trained and can help you with the process of Urine catheterization care at your home; be it catheter insertion, catheter removal or bladder wash
Did you know that the healing process varies depending on the wound type? Our nurses are experienced in handling varied types of wounds-post-operation surgical wounds, infected wounds and pressure sores and will accordingly provide appropriate wound care for a faster recovery.
Oxygen administration is required in both acute and chronic conditions like trauma, haemorrhage, shock, breathlessness, pulmonary disease, and more. Don’t panic if you require one. Call a Portea nurse home and sit back, while she does the needful.
Save yourself the trouble of travel and long hospital hour for a minor process like injection administration or IV infusion. Just book with us a home nurse and an experienced and registered nurse will come visit you at home to administer the required injection or IV infusion.
How Can We Help?
Our in-home nurses excel in providing services such as
Urinary Catheterization Care
Injections, and IV infusion
What Are The Benefits Of Home Nursing Care?
The benefit of home health care is plenty. Besides being convenient than getting admitted in a hospital or nursing home, the nursing care at home also helps a patient recover sooner, as it has been found that people tend to recover sooner from their illness or ailments when surrounded by their loved ones.
It also supports diet and nutrition. Home health care nurses can be there to support the patient in your absence.
It brings skilled nursing care in the comfort of your home.
Nursing care at home also helps in managing chronic health conditions to avoid unnecessary hospitalization.
Home care nursing services also help in providing recovery care at home following a hospital stay for illness or injury.
It offers one – on – one focus and support.
Clients have better health outcomes.
It offers medication management.
What To Expect From Nursing Care Services At Home?
Home care nursing starts only after the recommendation of a doctor, and it is important for the patient to see a home nurse as often as a doctor. The nursing services as mentioned before are provided by registered nurses who help in ongoing medical support and rehabilitative care.
The basic medical attention one can expect from a nursing assistant are as follows:
Home care nurses on their part check upon the diet of the patient, take readings of blood pressure, temperature, heart rate and breathing
Regularly check whether the patient is properly following the prescription and any other treatments
Enquire about your health and any sort of pain experienced
Check on the safety of the patient at home, whether any medical device is needed for the care of the patient and its feasibility at home
Educate the patient about self-care
And most importantly regularly co – ordinate with the doctor to provide a proper course of health care.
How Much Does Nursing Care At Home Cost?
The home nursing services are now much in demand owing to rising hospitalization charges, availability of quality health care services and the demand of the elderly who prefer familiar surroundings to sterile hospitals and nursing homes.
The cost of home care nursing services varies depending on the criticality of the illness and the duration of the service sought. Nevertheless the cost of the home care nursing services has been found to be anywhere between 20% and 50% cheaper as compared to hospitalization.
Looking at the growth of the home healthcare services, several insurance agencies have brought forth varied policies and coverage options that cater to various needs and specifications.
The benefit period ranges from three to five years and is related to maximum daily benefit over the number of years in the benefit period. However, insurance covers only part of the total claims for specific products and services and the amount for home healthcare is capped.
The cost of home health care insurance also depends on several factors like your residential area and the type of care you need. Contact your general insurance provider and enquire about their home health care policy and the premium they can work out for you.
Preparing For Home Nursing Service
Proper prior preparation for home healthcare is ideal to make the most of the at home nursing service. There are a few set of things that need to be done before you avail of the nursing services like;
Create a personal emergency contact list
Have your prescription and other reports ready
Contact list of your doctor
Make a list of the tasks expected from the nurse
Explain to the nurse any specific instruction you would like the nurse to know
Q – What are the things that a Portea nurse would do?
A – Portea’s trained nurse can assist you with post-surgical care, Tracheostomy, Urine catheterization, Suture removal, Wound care, Injections, Oxygen administration, IV infusion and more.
Q – How often a nurse will visit me?
A – The frequency of nursing visits varies depending on the patient’s needs and treatment plan.
Q – Can I avail 12-hr or 24-hr nursing service?
A – Yes, we offer 12-hr and 24-hr nursing service at home for patients in need.
Q – How qualified are nurses from K K Health?
A – All K K Health nurses are professionally trained and certified. Also, most of our nurses have ICU experience.