What Does A Caregiver Do in Home Care?

April 12, 2022

A caregiver provides nursing care and home health services to people who may be ill, injured, or convalescing. A caregiver is a trained professional who provides nursing care and home health services to people in their own homes. A caregiver can be a Home Health Aide (HHA), Licensed Nurse Assistant (LNA), a licensed practical nurse (LPN), or a registered nurse (RN). They also can assist those who have difficulty caring for themselves because of age, disability, or chronic illness.

Some of the nursing care and home health services that caregivers may provide do include:

- Helping with personal hygiene, such as bathing, dressing, and grooming

- Assisting with ambulation (walking) and transfers (moving from one surface to another)

- Performing range of motion exercises

- Taking vital signs, such as blood pressure, temperature, and pulse

- Providing nutritional support, including meal preparation and feeding

- Medication reminders

- Providing emotional support

- Providing wound care

- Administering medications and injections

A caregiver may also provide homemaking services, such as light housekeeping, laundry, and grocery shopping. They may also provide transportation to medical appointments and other activities.

A caregiver is an intricate part of the home care team and they have nursing oversight to ensure that the patient receives the best possible care. If you are considering or looking to hire a caregiver for yourself or a loved one, it is necessary to choose someone experienced and trustworthy. When interviewing a potential homecare agency, it is important that you ask about the background checks, experience and training their caregivers have. Here at BrightStar Care, we are dedicated to hiring the best caregivers,and offer ongoing training to help our staff stay ahead of industry trends.

What are the benefits of having an in-home caregiver?

One of the benefits of having an in-home caregiver is companionship and emotional support.  It is someone to talk to and to do things with; such as playing a game or going for a walk. This can be comforting and extremely helpful, if you live alone or do not have many friends or family members nearby. The home health aid can also help with tasks like cooking, laundry and light housekeeping.

Another benefit of having an in-home caregiver is when you or your loved one receives help with medication management. Recognizing this is especially important if you have to organize and maintain multiple medications or have a condition that requires special care. A caregiver can assist you or your loved one with taking medications on time and as prescribed. They can also help you manage any side effects you may experience.

Overall, having an in-home caregiver can significantly improve you or your loved ones' quality of life. If you are struggling to take care of yourself or a loved one, consider hiring BrightStar Care to provide the care you need. 

Why choose a BrightStar Care caregiver?

There are many reasons to hire a BrightStar Care caregiver. Our caregivers are highly trained and experienced. They have the skills and knowledge to provide excellent nursing care. Second, our caregivers are compassionate and caring. They will treat you with respect and dignity. Third, our caregivers are dependable. You can count on them to be there when you need them.

Choosing a caregiver from BrightStar Care ensures that you or your loved one will receive high-quality nursing care and home health services. BrightStar Care caregivers are carefully screened and trained to provide the best possible care. They are bonded and insured for your peace of mind. You don’t have to take our word for it! Check what our clients are already saying about BrightStar Care of Bedford on Google.

Where to start?

If you are looking for a caregiver in the Bedford/Manchester, NH area, BrightStar Care is a leading provider of high-quality, in-home care services. Our knowledgeable and compassionate caregivers can provide the assistance your loved one needs to age in place safely and comfortably. Contact us today to learn more about our nursing care and home health services and schedule a free consultation.