Does Nurse Next Door Only Provide Nursing Care?
The word ‘nurse’ is in our name, after all! But while we provide nursing care–especially for seniors–it’s actually not all we do.
Many of our in home care specialists come from complementary, non-nursing backgrounds, and can provide non-medical support services. Every member of our team is fully screened, subjected to background checks, and must reflect our core values of admiring people, delivering a WOW experience, and going above and beyond to make a difference.
Read on for a glimpse into what else Nurse Next Door can offer.
Everyday Personal Care, Homemaking, and Meal Preparation
Sometimes you just need a second set of hands to help with everyday tasks. This might mean help getting to and from the bathroom or in and out of bed. It could include bathing, shaving, or brushing hair. It might also entail cleaning the kitchen or cooking delicious meals.
Whether the client is having trouble with daily grooming or experiencing other personal difficulties due to failing health, a disability, or recovery from injury or illness, our caregivers are happy to provide regular support so no one has to worry about losing their independence.
Companionship and Transportation
For those with mobility challenges, time at home can get lonely and isolating. If someone is elderly or living with a disability, having a caregiver to lend an ear, join them in a card game, accompany them to the pool or sit down with them for dinner can mean a lot.
On top of companionship, if a client can’t drive or isn’t able to easily get to appointments or activities (including the store), we can accompany them on small trips or run errands. We love getting to know clients at home, at the park, or somewhere in between.
If you or an existing caregiver are feeling physically or emotionally overwhelmed and need to take some time off, Nurse Next Door offers respite care. We know how taxing it can be to look after a friend or family member, and we’re able to provide caregiver relief so you can recharge.
Special Needs Care
Our caregivers can provide unique care for clients with special needs, whether they’re children or adults. Many of the regular services we offer–like grocery shopping, light housekeeping, transportation and companionship–are beneficial for someone living with a disability, and can help make life easier.
The idea of Happier Aging stems from wanting to help seniors get back to doing what they used to love doing, but don’t get to do anymore. It’s a huge part of what we do. In the past, we’ve set up an entire mini-golf course in the home of a man in his final months. Other clients have gone swimming when they thought they couldn’t.
Nurse Next Door exists because we love helping people. Nothing feels better than making someone else feel better. If you’re curious about our non-nursing services, feel free to give us a call and one of our Care Services Specialists will be happy to answer your questions.
Have you hired us to help with something other than nursing care? Share your story with us in the comments!