Do you have an aging relative who wants to continue living at home but struggles with daily routines or health issues?
The continually expanding population of seniors in Canada suggests that chances are good that you do. Most people will end up providing some form of home care at some point in their lives for a senior family member.
Family caregivers provide tremendous support for older family members, but it can be difficult to shoulder the entire burden alone. Seniors’ health status and home care assistance needs can change in the blink of an eye. All it takes is one injury or a sudden onset of an ailment, and your loved one’s need for assistance can increase dramatically.
When this shift does occur, it puts extra pressure and stress on everyone involved. A Nurse Case Manager at Promyse Home Care can help with some of this pressure.
Promyse Home Care – Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge
Promyse Home Care is a professional home care agency of thoroughly experienced industry specialists dedicated to providing exceptional care and support to seniors and their families in the comfort of their own homes.
This wealth of experience has led to a diverse range of home care services tailored to older adults who want to keep living at home independently.
Nurse Case Management
Whatever your home care situation, a nurse case manager can help you figure out the best home care plan for you and your loved one.
Book a free consultation with a registered Promyse Care nurse to get started. During this initial assessment, you can raise any questions or concerns about home care.
Needs & Personal Preferences
We will discuss the goals and objectives for your loved one’s care, and then your specific home care needs and personal preferences will help map out the best plan to get there.
Nurse Case Management Services
Some of the services you can expect from nurse case management include:
- Initial nurse consultation
- Customized home care plan
- Regular assessments and reviews to ensure your plan continues to be effective
- Monitoring overall health for changes or complications
- Immediate response for requested additional care
- Assistance with medical supplies and equipment
- Ongoing communication with family members and other healthcare professionals
- Ongoing support – 24-hour helpline for emergencies and questions
Just as all the home care services available are customizable, so are case management benefits. Management services can be beneficial in ensuring your home care plan continues to deliver the best possible results.
Having easily accessible support available whenever needed can offer great peace of mind.
Benefits of Nurse Case Management
There are plenty of advantages to having your home care plan overseen by a Promyse Care registered nurse.
Some of the most significant benefits include:
- System navigation
- Attention to detail
- Open and ongoing communication and support
Working with a nurse case manager is ideal for understanding the big picture when establishing your home care plan. Personal Home care is about more than just helping with daily tasks and treating health issues. Although these two areas of concern will certainly be covered, nurse case managers can also help with other matters and develop a comprehensive approach to ensure all bases are covered.
This can include the following:
- Medication management
- Food services and nutrition
- Housing options
- Community and social programs that may be beneficial
Nutrition is essential for seniors to get the energy they need for daily tasks and activities and to help prevent serious health issues. An unhealthy diet can quickly contribute to a range of chronic health conditions.
Medication management is also crucial for seniors taking multiple prescriptions simultaneously to ensure medications are properly taken and provide the intended benefits.
Attention to Detail
Nurse case managers have an abundance of experience in all things home care. They have seen it all and will know of services and care options you may have yet to consider. This can help minimize the pressure of making crucial care decisions for people who may not have experience with or exposure to home care services.
Open and Ongoing Communication
To maximize your home care plan, nurse case managers will coordinate with other healthcare professionals and family members to provide optimal care. Open communication is essential to home care efficiency and ensures no conflicting strategies or practices are in place.
Continued monitoring of the situation helps prevent problems before they start to minimize stress and maximize results.