National Nursing Week takes place from Monday to Sunday, May 8-14, 2023, the same week as Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12.
Florence Nightingale is referred to as the Mother of Nursing. Florence wanted to work in hospitals; however, her family opposed it as nursing the sick or injured was not considered a decent job in the 1800s. Thankfully for our Nurses today, she continued her pursuit of helping others, and in 1860 Florence established the Nightingale Nursing School and the first nursing school in the world. This changed nursing into a respectful profession. Today it is called The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care.
National Nursing Week is the annual celebration of the nursing profession and an opportunity to recognize all nurses from all sectors of the health system.
Promyse Home Care has a Nurse Case Manager, and all our nurses are registered with the CNO (College of Nurses, Ontario), have up-to-date skills and are fully bonded and insured.
In-Home Nurse Care
For those times when you need a nurse for in-home care, you’ll find private nursing care services with Promyse Home Care in Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge. These healthcare heroes offer various services for people suffering from a chronic disease or recovering from an illness, injury, surgery or hospitalization.
Promyse Home Care Nurse Case Managers meet with you and your loved ones to determine the initial needs and supports for you and your loved ones. The services provided by our Nurse Case Managers are at no additional charge. The focus on prevention and education benefits the health of patients and families. The shift from an illness-centred medical model to a focus on prevention and optimal health and well-being makes registered nurses particularly suitable for case management.
Our Nurse Case Managers are compassionate and friendly and provide open and honest ongoing communication, as well as regular reassessments to make sure your loved one’s physical, mental, and emotional needs are met.
We will always be there for you as time passes and needs change. We will work with you and your loved ones to make short-term and long-term care management plans for their in-home care needs.
We will coordinate the services needed to keep your parent or loved one safe, healthy, and living independently at home. That could be in-home care, companion care, or management of ongoing health concerns.
We are always available to answer questions and meet with you and your loved ones to reassess their care management plan.
If needed, we can liaise between healthcare providers, doctors, pharmacists, and family members providing care to your parent or loved one.
We offer assistance if your parent or loved one is discharged from the hospital. We will facilitate the transition into the home, acquiring medical devices or equipment, ensuring doctor’s orders are followed, and scheduling physiotherapy, new medications, or treatments as needed.
Supplemental Private Care
Long-term care facilities provide 24-hour resident-focused care for the elderly who need nursing care. Sometimes the government-mandated minimum level of care just isn’t enough for many seniors. Here is what Promyse offers to help:
- If your parent or loved one needs to be bathed or washed more than twice a week (the minimum standard set by the Ontario government), we can assist with this.
- We can help with feeding, eating, and drinking.
- Staff at nursing homes may be stretched thin. We can help frail seniors with toileting, general hygiene, and other daily tasks to keep them comfortable and safe.
We can provide companionship, socialization, and mental stimulation for your parent or loved one in a nursing home.
The nurses and nurse case managers at Promyse Home Care are our heroes and are committed to keeping seniors living safely and independently at home. Please feel free to contact us today to learn more and have all your questions answered.