More Hourly Information

Nurse Force provides a variety of levels of hourly caregivers, including registered and licensed practical nurses, certified nursing aides, home health aides, and companions. Our RN Case Managers can assist you in determining what level of care is appropriate for your situation. Regardless of the level necessary, all caregivers provide basic duties, including:

  • Bathing, grooming and dressing
  • Assisting with elimination
  • Assisting with walking and/or transferring
  • Exercising/range of motion
  • Reminding to take medication
  • Planning and preparing meals
  • Laundry and light housekeeping
  • Reducing the possibility of falling in the home
  • Redirection and reorientation when necessary
  • Supervision and companionship
  • Making sure bills/financial obligations are reviewed and paid in a timely manner
  • Running errands, such as to the grocery store and to doctor appointments
  • Maintaining a safe home environment

In addition, many other specialized duties are performed, depending on the individual situation and/or level of care, such as:

  • Medication management and teaching
  • Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapy
  • Management of chronic diseases, such as: Diabetes, Stroke, COPD, CHF, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and Arthritis
  • Ostomy care
  • Ventilator care
  • Intravenous medications
  • Catheter care
  • Skilled nursing care
  • Home oxygen management
  • Nebulizer treatments
  • Mother/baby care
  • Pediatric care
  • Wounds/wound vac
  • Comfort and compassionate care for post-operative individuals and those receiving Hospice services

In addition, all hourly care clients are managed by one of our RN Case Managers, who visit each client regularly. In order to provide consistent, high quality care for our clients, our home care coordinators can manage and administer the client’s medication, order refills, provide physicians and family members with up-dates, and problem solve various situations that may arise at the client’s home. In essence, they are the “eyes and ears” for family members, who sometimes live far away from their loved one.

While Nurse Force understands our client’s wishes to remain in their own home, we also realize it is difficult to open your home to our caregivers. That’s why we strive to keep your routine and your home as close to normal as possible; while at the same time ensure your safety and well-being. Our caregivers are insured, bonded, and carefully screened prior to placement. And, unlike numerous other home health care agencies, many of our employees are long-term employees who have a proven track record. While we agree that minimal turnover is unavoidable in today’s society, we have been successful in maintaining our goal of providing consistency and continuity of care. Many employees have worked with the same client for four years or more!

Nurse Force offers our clients flexibility in scheduling the hours and days they would like to receive care each week. We customize the care plan and schedule to best meet their needs. Try us, and you too will believe Nurse Force is “home care that feels like family.”

For additional information on hourly services, please e-mail our RN Case Managers or call us at 515-224-4566.