Why A Private Nurse Makes Sense
Posted by PHC | Blog
When you or a loved one needs prolonged care, there are many options available to you. One of those options is private nursing. Private nursing offers personalized one on one solutions to a variety of medical issues.
From specialized pediatric patients to Alzheimer’s and geriatric care; private nursing focuses on patient-centric solutions to long or short-term medical afflictions.
Personalized and Attentive Care Solutions
At Personal Health Care, our name is what we do. We work directly with our patient’s family, and medical team to assess their individual needs. We then create a personalized plan that focuses on maintaining the safety and wellbeing of the patient while also ensuring the maximum amount of privacy and independence is maintained.
A private nurse is well-trained to accommodate patients with a variety of ailments. From paralysis and traumatic brain injuries; to birth disorders and pediatric special needs.
Comfort and Stability
We know that each patient has a unique set of personal and medical needs. In fact, no two patients are ever alike. One of the primary benefits of private nursing is the ability to receive the necessary care in the privacy of your own home.
Quality of life can be maintained or improved more readily when the patient receives care in a manner that is both comforting and stable. Additionally, private nurses offer a level of companionship to their patients. This one-on-one attention and engagement is often lost in crowded doctor’s offices or busy hospitals.
Benefits to Patient And Family
By having a private nurse available, patients’ needs are cared for, especially ones that may not be readily apparent to the primary caretaker. If a patient is in distress, a private nurse’s skilled eye may be able to notice warning signs that an untrained person would not.
Additionally, a private nurse offers timely attention to a variety of medical needs. From complex wound care to bowel and bladder management. This ensures that the patient is receiving the prompt attention they need.
Patient family members also benefit by having less medical personnel to deal with. Many private nurses become close with their patient’s family and can offer assurances, comfort, and explanation of sometimes complex medical circumstances.
Private nursing allows the patient’s primary caretaker, often a family member, to take a break for a short while. We know that caring for a loved one can often be a full-time job in and of itself. This benefits everyone involved and helps reduce stress and maintain a positive outlook.
Private nursing provided by Personal Health Care includes the services of both Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), and Home Health Aides (HHA). For over 25 years we have been providing in-home private nursing care in Philadelphia to special needs children to aging adults.
We understand that every patient is different and that medical needs do not adhere to a 9-5 schedule. That’s why we remain on call for emergency situations, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If you are considering private nursing in Philadelphia, contact us today for a free in-home assessment.