Kathy quan rn bsn phn has over 30 years of experience in home health and hospice care teaching patients caregivers and other nurses has always been a passion of hers she also loves to write and has several websites and.
In this article home care refers to any health care given in the patients home such care may be provided by medicarecertified or medicaidcertified home health agencies visiting nurse associations hospice nurses who make home visits community health nurses who provide wellchild care to atrisk mothers and many other types of home care.
According to the american nurses association ana home health nursing is a synthesis of community health nursing and selected technical skills from other nursing specialties including medicalsurgical nursing psychiatricmental health nursing gerontology parentchild nursing and community health.
Home health nurses or home health care nurses provide care to patients who are permanently disabled or who are suffering from extended illnesses at the patients homes as opposed to in a hospital.
In closing home health is a wonderful way to care for patients you are able to interact with the family and really do onetoone education whether it be with a medicare agency hospice private duty or other home care venue it is an enjoyable and fullfilling division of nursing.
As the legislative liaison for the aaacn board of directors i recently had the privilege of attending the 2003 nurse in washington internship niwi workshop sponsored by the nursing organizations alliance noa and coordinated by kathleen smith rn bs cnn.
After completion of her bsn a nurse must pass the nclexrn exam to get a license before she can work as a home care nurse the licensing board in each state approves applications from nurses who wish to receive a license the median income for home health care nurses in 2018 is 77191 half of all home care nurses earn less than this.
Simulation began as a way to prepare student nurses for patient care around the year 1911 when the practice mannequin mrs chase was installed at the hartford hospital training school in hartford connecticut the home healthcare news offers uptodate information that we want you the subscribers of home healthcare nurse to know.
You dont have to figure out home healthcare alone nurses and more can help as our loved ones age most of us will struggle with striking the right balance between respecting their independence and making sure theyre well cared for and how home healthcare works.