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Family Elder Care Advice: a Nurse Or a Caregiver?

When it comes to family elder care, knowing when a nurse or other medical professionals are needed versus the help of a caregiver is very important. Medical personnel such as a doctor or nurse are needed when a clinical assessment is required. A caregiver provided by a home care agency  can help in completing the daily activities of living that are non- medical in nature. You undoubtedly want your loved one to receive the best care possible as they age, so Companion Care has some advice on what’s best suited to the needs of you and your family.

Nurses: Nurses may be the best choice if your elderly loved needs medical monitoring. Such as if your loved one is on blood thinners and needs blood draws or if they have a wound that needs to be cared for. Doctors can order these services because they are medical and nature and are often paid by Medicare

Caregivers: If your elderly loved one is medically stable but needs assistance in completing activities of daily living such as walking, transferring, bathing, toileting or requires ongoing safety supervision because they exhibit symptoms of dementia or Alzheimer’s , a caregiver is your best choice for providing these services

Custom care and management services bring the greatest quality of life benefits

Companion Care offers a wide range of services and we pride ourselves on providing professional, compassionate care. Whether your elderly loved one needs several hours of supervision a day, or you simply want us to check in once a day to ensure they are safe, we are here to meet your needs.

If you would like more information about Companion Care and the wide range of services we provide, if you need advice on how to best care for an elderly loved one, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us today. Discover why so many people choose us for family elder care in Lynwood. We look forward to hearing from you.


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