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What is Home Care?

What is at home care? At home care is really any treatment or services your child receives at home from a licensed therapist, nurse, aide or doctor. At RSVP Home Care we specialize in respiratory therapy and provide durable medical equipment so that you can keep your child at home and provide them with the equipment they need. At home care may include help from nurses, therapists, caregivers and or hospice or palliative care.

Nursing Services At Home

Home care often includes nurse’s services. These services are different for each child. You may have a nurse who comes on a regular basis to check on your child’s progress, check vital signs and make sure everything is progressing properly. They may check medications and make sure you have all the medical equipment and supplies you need. They may also come to perform a specific task such as IV treatment or wound care. You may also have a private duty nurse who stays with the family from a few hours a week to 24 hours a day. Nursing services may include one or more of the following type nurses:

  • ‍CNA Certified Nurses Assistant – This is the lowest level of medical training. A CNA can perform basic tasks like taking vital signs and assisting with therapies.
  • LPN Licensed Practical Nurse– This is the lowest level of actual nurse training. An LPN can provide most services for home care. They cannot start an IV or write a treatment plan for your child but they can follow a previously written treatment plan.
  • RN Registered Nurse – A registered nurse has a BSN and can perform all duties as well as start an IV and write a treatment plan.
  • APN Advanced Nurse Practitioner – an APN can write a prescription and functions with less oversight than a traditional nurse.

Home Care Therapists

Many types of therapy can be preformed at home. The list includes: Respiratory therapy, physical therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Vision Therapy and play therapy to name a few. Your therapist will work with other therapists and your doctors and nurses to help facilitate an atmosphere where your child will be comfortable and have the best quality of life.

Caregivers and Aides

Sometimes a child or family will need help at home from other aides and professionals. They may or may not qualify for nursing services or other therapists. Caregivers and Aides help with the activities of life such as administering medications, housekeeping and sometimes respite care. A Caregiver or Aide may help directly with your child or they may help around the house doing cooking or cleaning to free up your time.

Palliative Care or Hospice

Palliative care nurses can provide services during the end of your child’s life or during the your child’s entire lifespan. They combine many different talents to meet your child’s needs including pain management, family counsel, music or art therapy and massage. It is not uncommon to receive palliative care during your child’s entire life span in some instances.

What Is Home Care?

As you can see home care involves many different aspects of your child’s life and the services can involve you and your family. Home care often makes keeping your child at home possible. When you need home care services, RSVP Home Care can provide you with the resources you need. If you have questions about home care, respiratory therapists or durable medical equipment, call RSVP Home Care today.

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Office Location

4300 Boron Drive
Covington, KY  41015

Phone:      859-727-7600
Toll Free: 877-504-7338
Fax:          859-727-7601

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Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

If you need assistance after hours with emergent equipment needs, please call our business number and the Respiratory Therapist on call will be contacted. PLEASE REMEMBER, IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY-DIAL 911.

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Serving Ohio, Kentucky, & Indiana within a 70-mile radius of our office.

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