One of the most respectable things you can do in life is to make sure your loved ones are taken care of. Put it on your heart to get in touch with an elderly loved one soon. Make sure they are getting the help they need.
Many people are afraid to talk to their relatives or friends about their healthcare situation. They think it means they will have to be sent away to an elderly patient home to die - but in reality, that's not what's going to happen. Affordable home healthcare is very attainable - but the important part is the nurse. How do you make sure you have a good nurse taking care of your loved one? Check for 3 things: Personality, Experience, and Fit.
1.) Their Personality
One of the best ways to know whether or not your nurse is the right one for your loved one is through their personality. Can you get along with them or no? This is extremely important because the nurses aren't just taking care of your loved one's health - it's much more than that. The nurses also help with stuff other than just health, such as cleaning or preparing a meal.
If that's something that the patient will need, then it's easy to see why personality is important. You obviously want someone with a nice personality doing those things, not someone with a rude and unappreciative demeanor. So, make sure to talk to the nurse before hiring them - It will save you from a lot of headaches.
2.) Their Experience Level
Another thing you must do is to make sure the nurse is qualified. Who wants an unqualified nurse, right? Also, be certain that the nurse is able to handle all the tasks that the patient needs assistance with.
More experience means they'll take care of everything more efficiently and nicely. It's just going to make it better for your loved one's situation. This is a no-brainer as well.
3.) The Fit
It's vital that the needs of the patient are strongly taken into account by the nurse. This is yet another way that you can discern whether or not the nurse is a good match. Will the nurse be doing light cleaning? Showering? Cooking? These things all have to go into your thought process.
Make sure you're very specific with your nurse. That way all you can rest assured that your nurse is meeting all the needs of the patient.
So... Just follow our advice and you'll be able to tell if you have a good home health nurse or not. If you don't then it's time for a change - or if you're looking for one, give us a call at (818)-240-4663.
At All-Access Home Health, we love to help every step of the way!