Home Health Nursing Services
What Do In-Home Nurses Do?
Home health nurses are nurses that help you manage your disease or condition by educating you about existing and new diagnoses, monitoring and teaching about your medications, addressing home safety issues, and instructing your caregivers. Baptist Health offers nursing care as one component of a complete suite of in-home medical services.
All care is provided or managed by registered nurses (RNs) or Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs). This includes an initial evaluation of your medical situation, the establishment of a treatment plan that addresses your needs, and the coordination of more advanced forms of care. Our nurses work with certified nursing assistants, home health aides, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other medical professionals to deliver your care. Supplying durable medical equipment, including oxygen, and monitoring vital signs, are also among their responsibilities.
Nursing care at home can be critical to getting you back out in the world.
How Does In-Home Nursing Care Work?
In-home care delivery means that medical services come to you, rather than you going to a medical facility to receive treatment. Your rehabilitative therapy will be provided or overseen by a registered or licensed practical nurse.
Our In-Home Nursing Services
Included among the services we offer are:
- Heart care following surgery
- Congestive heart failure management
- Pulmonary care and home COPD management
- Diabetes care and management
- Stroke care
- Cancer care
- Disease management and education
- Medication reconciliation and management
- Post-surgical care
- Wound and ostomy care
- Foley catheter maintenance.
Home Health Aides
For your personal care needs, a home health aide can provide respite care and companionship, by assisting you with:
- Light housekeeping
- Activities of daily living
- Personal care
How Can In-Home Nursing Care Help?
Nursing care delivered in the home is effective for the following reasons:
- Personalized, one-on-one care: The nurse and other caregivers are focused on a single person: you.
- Friendly environment: Regaining your health is easier in an environment that you already know by heart.
- Focus on basics: Of necessity, in-home medical care focuses on the basics rather than on tests and equipment. A personalized treatment plan may be more important to healing than depending on technology.
- You’re already home: If you’re not feeling well, why go to a hospital or physician’s office to receive care? Staying at home means greater comfort for you.
- Less stress: Few people enjoy waiting rooms. At-home care is less stressful.
- Comparable results: At-home medical care can be as therapeutic as other types of outpatient programs.
Getting Started with In-Home Nursing
Contact us for more information, and to see if you're eligible to receive nursing services at home. Home care services require a physician referral.
In-home nursing services are available in the following locations: