Home and Community Care Nursing
What do we do?
Home and Community Nurses provide care such as:
- Nursing care like: wound care, injections, urinary catheter care and vascular access device care.
- Blood work for clients who cannot leave their home.
- IV antibiotic administration (not available in all areas).
- Palliative and end of life care.
- Work with social workers to complete assessments for personal care homes, long term care and home supports.
- Assessment for eligibility for medical supplies and equipment.
- Assess and refer to other team members like: social work, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and dietician.
Home and Community Nursing Goals:
- To support clients and their families who need help to deal with an illness, ongoing disease and aging.
- To facilitate early discharge or prevent admission to a hospital.
- To promote and support clients to become independent in meeting their needs.
- To help clients to live and die comfortably at home.
Where will appointments/services take place?
What are your responsibilities?
- Central Health is committed to providing a safe working environment for all clients and nursing staff.
- Sites operated by Central Health are smoke free. Clients must refrain from smoking for at least one hour prior to a home visit and while staff are visiting.
- Animals must be controlled and in a room that staff are not required to enter or in a secured location prior to arrival.
- Firearms should be placed in a secured location.
- Staff are required to wear footwear during their visit for their protection as well as yours.
- Walkways and stairs should be cleared of snow and ice during winter.
More information is available by contacting your local nursing office. Phone numbers are listed in the booklet below.
Home and Community Nursing: Information for Clients