How Can Private Duty Nursing Benefit My Loved One?
Comfort Keepers of Peoria provides in-home private duty nursing services for your peace of mind.
Private duty nursing can be a good option for seniors who wish to continue living at home but who have certain medical conditions that would make it difficult to do so. Comfort Keepers of Peoria offers private duty nursing as a convenient addition to our extensive in-home caregiving services, allowing your loved one to age in place even if they have complex medical needs.
Private duty nurses receive the same level of accreditation and training as nurses employed in hospitals and other health care settings. This means that they can carry out advanced medical tasks that family caregivers and traditional caregivers can not. You will be able to take comfort in knowing that your loved one is looked after by a fully licensed Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical /Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN). Private duty nurses at Comfort Keepers are further trained in providing excellent service at home.
If transfer to a nursing home is not a preferable option for an elderly family member, then a private duty nurse can provide the quality care they require right where they are. The best combination of in-home care for seniors with advanced medical needs is a team of caregivers and private duty nurses who will look after their physical, mental, and emotional health.
Services Provided by a Private Duty Nurse
The primary role of a private duty nurse is to care for your loved one's physical health. They have the skills to deliver safe and effective care for a variety of different conditions. Here are some examples of the health services a private duty nurse can provide:
• Administering daily medications according to schedule
• Coordination of medical supplies and equipment
• Using health monitoring devices like heart and oxygen monitors to keep an eye on vitals
• Urinary catheter care and maintenance
• Ventilator and tracheostomy care and maintenance
• Colostomy care
• Management of conditions like diabetes, Alzheimer's, and dementia
• Wound care, including wound assessment and bandage changes
• Post-operative care
• Treatment for illnesses and infections
• Training for family caregivers
Note that private duty nurses have the training and experience to handle many other types of medical tasks. Just about any services that are provided in a nursing home setting can be carried out by a private nurse at home.
Additional Benefits of Private Duty Nursing
Our private duty nurses take a comprehensive approach to senior care, looking after not only for their immediate medical needs but other physical needs as well. This may include services like basic hygiene and grooming (bathing, nail trimming, oral care, etc.) and bowel program supervision. They will work with the rest of your family member's caregiving team to ensure that all areas where they require support are fully covered.
The ability to remain at home helps seniors feel more independent, which is essential for ensuring a higher quality of life. Your loved one will have greater control over what they want to do with their day, with the support necessary to pursue their interests and activities. Private duty nursing is a fantastic complement to our Interactive Caregiving approach, which ensures that seniors living at home can continue to thrive both physically and mentally. We work in tandem with families to come up with a tailored solution to every individual.
Get in touch with licensed and qualified private duty nurses in Peoria.
Private duty nursing takes the burden off family caregivers and allows you to spend more quality time with their loved ones. The private duty nurses at Comfort Keepers of Peoria are trained and qualified to provide specialized care for seniors living at home. You can count on us to support a senior family member's advanced medical needs, all according to a schedule that works best for you. We offer both scheduled nursing visits and 24-hour in-home care.
To talk to one of our experienced professionals about whether private duty nursing is a good option for you, call the Comfort Keepers of Peoria office at (309) 606-4077.