What level of home nurse do you provide? Care Mountain provides a home care nurse in Dallas Fort Worth up to the certified nursing aide level, and this will cover what you will likely need most of the time. Nursing services we don’t provide are often those that are needed on a very short term bases, and obtained through your physician.
In home health care we often view the levels of home nursing care as skilled, or medical home health care, and non skilled or, non-medical home health care. Medical home health care is most commonly provided by health care professionals such as a Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Physical Therapist (PT) or Occupational Therapist (OT). Non-medical home health care is typically provided by a person such as a Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) or a licensed care giver. Care Mountain provides non-medical home health care.
We have found medical home health care is most often used in cases of episodic illness or end of life, both of which tend to be relatively short in duration of usage. On the other hand, non-medical home health care we find is often used for a much longer period of time. Care Mountain has serviced clients several times weekly for over ten years. Yes, we do work with clients through episodic illnesses and end of life, but tend to find most of our services directed toward helping clients enhance and maintain their independence and safety over a longer period of time.
Many clients have also enlisted our services because they have found while they are not acutely sick or disabled, they can stay a lot more independent a lot longer with just a little extra personal assistance on a consistent bases. Hence, we have become well known as a valuable source for client independence versus dependence.
For example, we often see when a new stress enters an elderly persons life they often address safety concerns by over compensating through diminished activity. The old adage, if you don’t use it you lose it has exponential application as we age. Many, many of our clients would not be doing the activity they need to do to stay active, if it wasn’t for the encouragement, enabling and sense of security our home care caregivers provide that allows clients to take the perceived risk of activity engagement.