For individuals requiring complex medical care, the comfort and familiarity of their home can be invaluable. In thinking of home care, many are familiar with certified home health aides or individuals who assist with daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, and preparing meals.
Alliance Homecare elevates home care by being one of the very few agencies that offers an in-home nursing program – a fundamental part of our agency’s mission as two of our founders are ICU nurses. The reason? As co-founder Michele Teter, RN, BSN, CCRN, states
“No one knows how to provide care like nurses.”
What Are the Benefits of Having a Home Health Care Nurse?
Home health care nurses – also known as in-home care nurses, private nurses, private duty nurses, or visiting nurses – are licensed practical nurses (LPNs) or registered nurses (RNs) who provide medical care to patients in their own homes.
Home health care nurses provide a wide range of services, including, but not limited to:
- Assistance with daily living activities
- Multisystem clinical assessments
- Wound care
- Medication management and administration
- Managing complex medical equipment
- Monitoring vital signs
Reduce or Prevent Hospital Readmissions
By providing constant care and regular monitoring and assessments, Alliance Homecare nurses ensure clients receive timely intervention when necessary. For example, when clients have limited mobility, they are at a higher risk of developing various complications. Having an Alliance nurse in the home who can listen to their lungs, monitor blood pressure, and perform other assessments helps to catch any issues early, preventing hospitalization.
Those with chronic care needs are likely to benefit the most from in home nursing care. Instead of consistently returning to the hospital, our highly experienced nurses can provide hospital-grade services in your home. Alliance nurses have all previously worked at or are currently at top hospitals in New York, including The Mount Sinai Hospital and New York-Presbyterian. Their hospital experience means they are ready to react and adapt to any situation at any time. With a strong foundation of medical knowledge, they are able to provide a full range of medical services, including medication management and other specialized treatments, all in the comfort of your home.
As examples, our nurses can manage clients with mechanical ventilation, provide tracheostomy care, and provide wound care and dressing changes for those with slow healing surgical wounds.
Coordinated Care and Communication
As Alliance nurses are integrated with their clients’ lives, they are able to provide effective and clear communication with the client’s physicians to describe any activities, changes in condition, or ongoing concerns. As both are medical professionals, this information offers the opportunity to quickly understand and provide early intervention.
Home health care nurses can also serve as a liaison between physicians or other clinicians and the client and their families. In some cases, they are advocating for their client’s needs and desires. In others, they are ensuring there is a clear understanding of their medical conditions, treatment options, and instructions for managing their health.
Co-founder Michele Teter, RN, BSN, CCRN, emphasizes the importance of having home health care nurses. She understands that continuous assessments lead to early interventions which prevent hospitalizations and improve quality of life. Home health care nurses are also an excellent resource for the client’s physicians by offering a clear picture of their patient’s condition. Lastly, home health care nurses provide more direct answers for the client and family regarding disease process, symptoms, and medications. When it comes to delivering the highest quality of care, Michele says,
“Home health care nurses are the most important piece of the puzzle.”
Our team of highly skilled and compassionate nurses is committed to providing the best possible care while ensuring that our clients can maintain their independence and dignity. Let Alliance Homecare provide you with unparalleled home care services that are based upon deep standards of excellence: compassion, integrity, professionalism, and education while honoring and advocating for the dignity and well-being of their clients and their loved ones.