When a loved one lives with a chronic health condition or is recovering from serious illness, surgery, or injury, a family caregiver might not be suitable for the task of caring for them anymore. Family carers may no longer meet the advanced care that the health condition demands. For instance, a higher level of care is required that only a licensed nurse or other licensed healthcare professionals from Live With A Purpose Home Care LLC can administer.
As a home care agency in Dumfries, Virginia, part of the top-quality patient care services that help better the lives of many individuals is our skilled nursing services. This service can be provided in a variety of care settings but is also offered for those who wish to receive care in the comfort of home. With skilled nursing care, highly-skilled and certified nursing staff that typically include registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nursing assistants are available 24/7 to administer care.
- For registered nurses, one of the main responsibilities is to oversee the implementation of a care plan and ensure all patients receive the highest standard of care. RNs perform much of the more complex or invasive treatment like administering medications and injections, tube feeding, catheter care, and more.
- Meanwhile, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants are limited in the kinds of tasks they perform. Mostly, their roles involve performing basic medical duties and supporting in various daily and personal tasks. It is essential to take note that LPNs and CNAs work under the direct supervision of a registered nurse.