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Difference Service In Elderly Care

The difference between the services of a nurse, a caregiver and a geronto-housewife is not negligible.

Aging is a natural phenomenon that we cannot avoid. It leads to numerous changes in the human body, and even to a decrease in physical and mental functions. However, with specialized care, the elderly can live a healthy, happy and advanced life.

However, when the care of the elderly is mentioned, many are not sure whether they should seek the help of a nurse, caregiver or geronto-housewife.

With this dilemma in mind, MinutNurse Home health & care reveals the difference between the services of a nurse, a caregiver and a geronto-housewife.

Home care nurse services

The difference between the services of a nurse, caregiver and geronto-housewife is reflected, above all, in education.

Nurses are licensed to provide qualified medical care. There are several degrees of care they can achieve in their education.

Secondary education lasting 4 years is a basic professional training for work in medicine. Further training takes place in academic and vocational studies. Academic studies, which last 4 years, provide higher education. Upon completion, he received the title of graduate organizer of health care. Vocational studies last 3 years and bring the title of professional nurse.

The second level of education of nurses includes specialist academic and specialist vocational studies.

In home care, nurses usually come on the doctor’s order to give patients prescribed therapy. They also play an important role in monitoring recovery from surgery, illness or injury. Their most common responsibilities are giving infusions and injections at home, dressing wounds, giving enemas, stoma care, placement, replacement and removal of urinary catheters… Participate in rehabilitation and physical therapy of patients recovering from stroke, severe injuries, amputation…

Nursing services

Caregivers provide assistance in daily life activities, such as assistance in dressing and maintaining personal morning and evening hygiene, assistance in bathing, going for medication and giving prescribed medication. Then regular measurement of blood pressure, blood sugar, and if necessary, a visit to the doctor and accompaniment when receiving therapy in health institutions.

The caregivers are also in charge of procuring groceries and preparing meals, as well as keeping the space clean. In addition to care services, they also participate in the social life of clients, which includes not only socializing and walking, but also attention and understanding of their needs.

Exceptional dedication and care are the basis of the work of caregivers, which is why their profession is justifiably considered one of the most humane.

The title of caregiver is acquired after successfully completing the training.

Geronto housewife services

Geronto housewives provide assistance in the maintenance and proper functioning of the household. Which means that they are in charge of vacuuming and wiping dust, washing and ironing clothes and other tasks related to the hygiene of the living space. They also take into account the diet, ie. procure food and prepare meals.

Their services also include partial care for the client, and they are related to taking therapy and purchasing medication.

The difference between the services of a nurse, caregiver and geronto-housewife also exists at the time of provision. Unlike nurses, who come for only a couple of hours, nurses and geronto-housewives can provide care 24 hours a day. And geronto housewives always come every day.

The Center for the Care of the Elderly and the Sick, MinutNurse Home health & care stands out with an experienced team of nurses, caregivers and geronto-housewives.

Contact us and see for yourself the benefits of personal home care that we offer.

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