Home Care Nursing is designed to teach patients and family caregivers how to manage health conditions in the home and ultimately to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations. The nurse’s role includes patient observation, assessment, chronic disease management and treatment, and teaching. It also includes communication and care coordination with the doctor.

Home Care Nursing may include:

Diabetes education

Cardiac education

Easier Breathing techniques

Blood Pressure and vital sign monitoring

Simple Diagnostics

Teaching about health conditions and how to avoid complications

Wound care and dressing changes

Administering IV medications and injections

Management of feeding tubes

Ostomy and Colostomy care

Catheter care

Foot care

Pain management

Medication reconciliation

Dementia strategies

Post-operative care

Home Health Aides

The role of the home health aide is to assist with hygiene and bath visits under the direction of the nurse

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