Choosing a qualified homecare agency is difficult especially for elderly patients. Caring for elderly loved ones is stressful and picking the right agency to assist with the care is crucial. Often, families simply need assistance for day-to-day care such as scheduled injections. Choosing a homecare provider that will provide needed healthcare services in a caring and compassionate manner is paramount. MR Homecare is a home health agency that can provide a wide variety of care to meet the needs of any patient.
Many patients require injections of medication. These injections often require a skilled nurse to administer the injection. The injection must be delivered with aseptic technique to prevent infection of the injection site. Improper dose and technique can result in serious complications. While injections may seem simple, it requires skill and knowledge. The simple mistake of using the wrong size needle can lead to muscle or nerve damage. A skilled professional will deliver the appropriate dose and proper technique.
Many patients suffer from discomfort or pain in the injection sites. Often another injection site is required. A skilled professional has the ability and knowledge to determine the best alternate injection site for the specific medication and technique. A skilled professional will also be able to determine if a previous injection site may need medical treatment.
Many drugs require specific injection techniques. Most require either subcutaneous or intramuscular injection. The subcutaneous injections are delivered just below the dermis and epidermis. The intramuscular injections are delivered directly into the muscle tissue. The knowledge of a skilled professional is critical in delivering the drug injection with the technique that is appropriate for the drug. If the improper delivery method is used, the drug dose may negatively affect the drug absorption into the body.
Many patients are often encouraged to self-administer injections. Diabetics are able to self-administer doses of insulin. However, many patients are unable to self-administer due to physical or mental limitations. Some drugs require a trained professional to inject and administer the medication.
Choosing a home care provider that will deliver dignified and compassionate home care can be a daunting task. MR Homecare is committed to providing safe and quality services. The extensive injection services offered will meet the needs of most patients that require home care. MR Homecare will help families cope with the responsibilities of taking care of a loved one that needs assistance with injections. Peace of mind comes with choosing the right home health provider.