Medication ManagementOur home nursing staff provide assistance when taking prescribed medication to ensure that it is taken correctly with the right knowledge. To ensure that medications are administered safely and effectively, our nurse will liaise between family GPs and pharmacists. This vital service is especially crucial when a person is suffering from memory loss or Dementia and is unable to manage and administer their own medications, or when a caregiver requires assistance managing and giving their loved one’s medication. To ensure that care needs are addressed, all consumers will be tested on their capacity to manage their prescription during the initial assessment and as their care needs change with time.
Wound ManagementChronic and complex wounds can be treated with wound prevention and management. Our home nurse will examine the following:
- Assessing and management of wounds and skin tears
- Monitoring and assessing the pressure
- Wound treatment
- Ostomy treatment
- Apply creams, lotions, and ointments as needed.
- Dressings and wound care education We want to help people understand and manage behaviours that improve skin integrity, speed up healing, and prevent recurrences.
Pressure CareOur skilled nurses can monitor, treat and help maintain healthy skin including posture regimes for consumers who activity is limited to bed, chair and wheelchairs.
Diabetes ManagementWe can help actively manage diabetes to lead a full lifestyle at home. We provide a wide range of services to assist people cope with the problems surrounding diabetes management and help develop a care plan and daily routine in accordance to their lifestyle. We assist with:
- Monitoring of Blood Sugar Levels
- Medication management
- Nutritional support
- Diabetic Foot Care (See Podiatry)
Continence MaintenanceOur home nurses have clinical training and experience to recommend treatment options that are catered for each individuals’ lifestyle and keep them at home for longer. Management of bladder and bowel control problems depends on the different types of incontinence, the intensity of symptoms, as well as the consumer’s cognitive and functional ability and medical history.
Palliative CarePalliative Care is aimed at optimising quality of life and mitigating the suffering that come with complex illnesses. Our compassionate and respectful nursing team have experience in supporting terminally ill patients in their own homes, relatives’ homes, or care homes for the frail and elderly — patients who are not in a hospital or in-patient palliative care centre. Palliative care patients might even get multidisciplinary care to help with pain and symptom control, hospital or hospice admission if necessary, equipment, and social support.
Catheter ManagementOur home nurses can help with catheter insertion and care.