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Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)

We might not see it coming but as we age, or as a loved one ages, one of his/her primary needs will always be love, care and connections. Many elderly seniors actually live alone. Some stay with their families but are left alone at home for most hours of the day. When an elderly senior is left alone at home the following things are likely to happen.

  • Loneliness – Elderly seniors might feel that nobody cares for them.
  • Accidents – There will be things an elderly senior might attempt on doing like reaching for something so high up. An elderly senior’s bodily function might also fail causing accidents like slips, falls and other injuries.
  • Boredom – Lack of things to do and lack of interactions dulls the mind. It also gives our elderly seniors the feeling of boredom which can lead to other feelings such as loneliness, etc.

So how do we address the needs of our elderly seniors?

A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a health care professional who is licensed to deliver in-home nursing care under the supervision of the Registered Nurse. LPNs are qualified to perform nursing tasks that require licensure such as the following:

  • medication administration
  • wound care
  • Tracheotomy care
  • Foley catheter insertion and other nursing tasks

The LPN working in the home care setting will perform other tasks related to maintaining your personal comfort and a clean, safe environment. Some specific job responsibilities of an LPN include the following:

  • Therapeutic Anti-Coagulation
  • Phlebotomy
  • Wound Care and Dressing Changes
  • GI Tube Feeding Assistance
  • Incontinent Care
  • Patient Education
  • Oncology Care
  • Administering Injections
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Administration of Prescribed Medication
  • Diabetic Care
  • Symptom Management
  • Cardiovascular Disease Care
  • Negative Pressure Therapy (Wound VAC)
  • Post-Surgery Care
  • Catheter Care
  • Vital Signs Monitoring
  • Rehabilitative Therapy
  • Respiratory Care
  • IV Therapy
  • Heart Failure Patient Care
  • Colostomy Care
  • Preventing Falls

With such wide range of services offered, you don’t need to worry about the safety and all-around wellbeing of your loved one. Detty Home Care Service knows just how to take care of a loved one—an elderly senior being in particular. We establish connections and build friendships, it gives us the ability help each family more effectively and better with their health care needs. Don’t delay your loved one’s betterment. Call us at 718-360-0636.