Caregivers

Paradise Home Health Care refers a dedicated and compassionate team of skilled, professional caregivers standing ready to provide care whenever you need them. The test of a healthcare staff is the process used to build it. Ours is rigorous and sophisticated. From companion care to high tech nursing, you can rest assure the caregivers have had an in-depth personal interview, complete background check and a fingerprint screen which has been run through the FBI data base, licenses and certificates verified, valid CPR card, health physical and each caregiver carries their own malpractice professional liability insurance.

Elder woman with her caregiver

The primary function of these caregivers is to provide assistance with personal care- Activities of Daily Living,  provide Safety, Companionship and perform routine household tasks..

Such Assistance May Include:

HOME HEALTH AIDE (HHA) or CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT (CNA)

  • Bathing and Dressing as needed (standby or full assistance)
  • Grooming – assisting with oral, hair care or shaving
  • Transferring -Assisting client in and out of bed, chair or car
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication reminders and prompts
  • Monitor vital signs (CNA)
  • Engage client in conversation and activity-as ability permits
  • Putting on and taking off of Compression Stockings
  • Assisting with training in self-care techniques
  • Cooking – Meal Preparation & snacks
  • Shopping
  • Changing the patient’s linens
  • Transportation and Escorting to appointments and outings
  • Light Housekeeping– primarily Bedroom, Bathroom and Kitchen
  • Encourage and participate with exercises and walking as shown by Physical Therapist or doctor

Many new diagnoses or changes in a previous diagnosis, treatment or medication require the care and education provided by a skilled nurse. Also, in Florida, state law requires many services be performed by a licensed nurse.

REGISTERED NURSES (RN) and LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES (LPN)

20151002_091758Skilled Care by a Licensed Nurse Includes:

  • Educating about any new or changed medications                           
  • Dressing changes/wound care
  • Care of any indwelling catheter
  • Prescribed diets with meal & snack suggestions
  • Meet at doctor’s appointment
  • Monitor COPD
  • Eye Drops
  • Diabetic Care
  • Bowel/bladder training
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Teaching forSelf-catheterization
  • Home-Safety measures/Fall Prevention
  • Drawing and monitoring of lab values
  • Education on New or exacerbated diagnoses
  • Cancer Care
  • Cardiac Care
  • IV Therapy

A Skilled Nurse Can Also Do the Following:

  • Skilled assessment of all physiological systems (heart, lungs, skin, urinary, bowel, endocrine, etc.)
  • Assessment and treatment of wounds, decubitus ulcers, diabetic ulcers, or burns
  • Teaching the client or family member for self administration of gastrostomy feedings Peg Tube
  • IM/SQ injections (i.e., Vitamin B-12, Lovenox, Calcimar, pain medication)
  • Observation for circulatory impairment of patient in a cast
  • New procedures such as mobilization treatments, oxygen therapy, tracheostomy care, colostomy care, bladder irrigations, enteral feedings, etc

An MSW Social Worker:

Experienced Geriatric Social Worker

Experienced Geriatric Social Worker

  • Assess needs for care of the client – health, cognitive, social, financial and family support
  • Together with client and family, create a Care Plan and schedule to meet immediate needs
  • Provide information about Community Resources: Day Care programs, Elder Law Attorneys, Senior Programs, Other Professionals
  • Review Government benefits when appropriate – Veteran’s Benefits, Holocaust Survivors, Medicaid etc.
  • Assist client and family with future planning for greatest degree of safety, care, independence and quality of life.