Don't Risk a Hospital Readmission
Nursing Care at home provides the most sophisticated level of care for your loved ones, enabling them to retain their independence and stay out of the hospital.
Unlike personal or companion care services, private nurses are fully qualified to provide one-on-one clinical care. They do this in the comfort and security of your loved one's home.
When our clients request a nurse to care for their loved one, we often find that what they really need is one of our highly experienced and Professional Caregivers, but with a Registered Nurse available to visit them when clinical tasks are necessary. This approach delivers the most cost-effective level of care.
The Benefits of Private Nurses
The role of our Nurses is either to administer urgent short-term medical attention for the treatment of a condition or to have an ongoing role overseeing chronic clinical care needs.
Nurses make a great compliment to your loved one's Caregiving team, and they give family members the peace of mind that they are receiving the best care available.
Caregivers and Nurses working together leads to your loved ones having fewer hospitalisations and will dramatically reduce the risk of a need for nursing home placement.
Our Registered Nurses are university qualified and are available whenever you need them 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They work with your loved one's medical team to coordinate their treatment and support.
The CareSide Nurses are certified to perform many advanced medical tasks, including:
Our Nurses will assess the wound and formulate a treatment plan. They use the latest evidence-based techniques and dressings to heal the wound.
Typical conditions that we treat are burns, cellulitis, post operative wounds and leg ulcers. Regular progress reports including photographs will be sent to your specialist if required.
Aseptic techniques are followed by our Nursing staff when preparing and administering your IV therapy or medication.
Line changes and IV care and dressing changes are also performed as part of this service.
The IV site is observed every visit for complications such as infection, phlebitis, infiltration or extravasation so that these can be identified and treated immediately.
CATHETER & OSTOMY CARE
Our Nurses are competent in male and female catheter care; insertion, removal, specimen collection and emptying and recording of drainage.
We can assist with all aspects of your ostomy care including peristomal skin care to avoid skin irritation or infection, bag changes and emptying.
Our Nurses will perform medication set-up, scheduling and administration including Schedule 8 drugs.
They will administer suppositories, enemas & pessaries.
They will perform blood glucose monitoring for people with diabetes, and administer injections if required.
Our nurses will also manage short or long term anti thrombotic therapy.
CLINICAL ASSESSMENT TOOLS
Our Nurses use the following clinical assessment tools to ensure your Care Plan will deliver effective treatment:
- Abbey Pain Scale
- Barthel Index of Activities of Daily Living
- Braden Scale Pressure Area Risk Assessment Tool
- Falls Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT)
- Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)
- McCaffrey Initial Pain Assessment Tool
- Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA)
- Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)
- Mobility Assessment
- Psychogeriatric Assessment Scales (PAS) for the 10% supplement for Government Funded Home Care Package
- Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale (RUDAS) A multicultural Cognitive Assessment Scale
- The Abbreviated Mental Test Score (AMTS)