Dealing with an elderly parent who’s health is deteriorating can be a daunting time and add plenty of family pressure. This is when anxiety levels are at the highest as you want the best for your parents and want to ensure that they are well looked after at home rather than being moved to nursing home care.
Thankfully, there is the option of home care nursing. Home care nursing Australia wide is gaining more and more
popularity as the population ages and more families prefer for their loved ones to be looked after at home. Home care services have come a long way and these days, the home nurse is properly trained and is an expert at not only looking after the elderly but also the stressed out family.
The first step is to contact a nursing agency Sydney or Melbourne based; whichever city you are in. It is vital to ensure that the home care nursing staffs not only look after your parent’s medical needs but also their personality compliments that of you and your family. Be upfront about how your family operates, the level of medical care required for the elderly and most importantly their routine. It is important to make all this clear because; if your parents need to be physically lifted and then you need to ensure you get a home care nursing staff who is physically fit and has the strength to do the job.
It is always important to meet the home care nursing staff and also introduce them to the parents before they actually start employment. It is very important that you feel comfortable to invite a stranger into your home and be comfortable around them as they will be spending a few weeks or a few months in your residence. If you are ever in doubt, let
the nursing agency Sydney or Melbourne know straightaway for a replacement.
Make sure that both you and home nurse are both perfectly clear on what the nurse will be doing while she is in the
home. There are many types of home care services a nursing agency provides so, it is best to have all that cleared out long before the nursing staff starts to join duty.
It is different when nursing home care staff comes in for a few hours a week; you understand that it is a professional relationship. It can get a little sticky if the nursing staff actually moves in for a while to look after the patient. That is
when clear boundaries must be laid, as to what is acceptable and what is not. Remember that the home nursing staff is a professional who is here to help your family through a difficult time so maintain a polite and professional relationship.
Mushashiuk January 29, 2016
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