The nursing services provided by Westbrook Visiting Nurses consists of intermittent skilled nursing care according to a plan established by a physician.
This includes, but is not limited to:
The care of the patient transitioning from a recent hospital or skilled nursing facility stay back home. Assisting that patient to become more independent at home or attend outpatient services.
Injections, wound care, catheter care, disease education, case management, medication instruction and other treatments;
Teaching the client and/or caregiver how to manage between visits and assisting them in becoming independent in self-care whenever possible;
Supervision of the home health aide in the provision of personal care and support services;
Providing nutritional guidance and education to help the understanding of special diets as prescribed by the physician;
Assessment of the home care client and caregiver needs with the focus on remaining in the community safely; and
Acting as coordinators and advocates of care. Communicating with the physician and other members of the healthcare community in the provision of home care and other support services, such as home health aides.