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What Are the Benefits of Becoming a
Private Duty Nurse?

Nursing is a calling that takes equal parts skill and compassion. Nurses who work in hospitals or other public settings, and those on private duty, all work to provide a level of effective and empathetic care to their patients. If you are in the nursing profession and currently employed at a hospital, you may not realize how many advantages there are in shifting to a private duty career path. Want to learn more about how Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services can take your nursing … [Read more...] about What Are the Benefits of Becoming a
Private Duty Nurse?

What is the Difference Between Live-in Care
and 24-Hour Home Care?

With home health care, qualified medical professionals, such as registered nurses, provide medical care at your place of residence. Depending on your needs, you can get this type of service part-time or on a 24-hour basis. Full-time home health care is ideal for people who need ongoing medical supervision but would like to remain in their own residence. If you or a loved one need ongoing medical services, you need to understand the types of home health care available. The most common options … [Read more...] about What is the Difference Between Live-in Care
and 24-Hour Home Care?

How to Help Your Client Tackle Allergy Season

If your client is finding themselves sneezing and blowing their nose nonstop lately, they’re not alone. Nearly 8% of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. Allergies happen as your body mounts an immune response to a foreign substance. In the case of seasonal allergies, that substance is usually pollen from plants and trees. Symptoms of seasonal allergies often include sneezing, a runny or stuffy nose, scratchy throat, and itchy or watery eyes. Luckily, there’s things your client can do to … [Read more...] about How to Help Your Client Tackle Allergy Season

Pediatric Private Duty Nursing

What Is Pediatric Private Duty Nursing? A child with special needs requires extra TLC. While parents give their child enormous love and attention, this extra level of care can be difficult to handle on your own because it requires special skills. These are the skills of a pediatric private duty nurse, also called a pediatric PDN or pediatric visiting nurse. This health care specialist is a registered nurse (RN), a licensed practical nurse (LPN), or a vocational nurse who provides clients with … [Read more...] about Pediatric Private Duty Nursing

Benefits of Pediatric Private Duty Nursing

When a child needs special personal care because of a developmental or physical disability or chronic condition, you may not be sure where to look. You also might think that one-on-one care services are unaffordable. Children with special health care needs can get quality care from a provider like Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, and you might also be able to pay for this type of pediatric care using Medicaid or another form of insurance. What Are the Benefits of Pediatric … [Read more...] about Benefits of Pediatric Private Duty Nursing

When is it Time to Hire a Home Health Care Aide or Nurse? 

Are you responsible for the care of a sick or aging loved one? As your friend or family member continues to need increasing care, it becomes nearly impossible to meet all of their needs as well as your own. Recognizing when you need outside support is good for you, and your loved one, too! Like most care decisions, knowing when to take this step can be difficult. Most people don’t realize the amount of in-home services that are available. You don’t need to jump to round-the-clock care! In fact, … [Read more...] about When is it Time to Hire a Home Health Care Aide or Nurse? 

The Health Benefits of a Positive Attitude

These unprecedented times with ever-changing rules, restrictions, and guidance have made life especially challenging for those dealing with sickness or advancing in age. This often extends to the caretakers and nurses who are struggling to keep their own spirits uplifted, while focusing on the wellbeing of others. Believe it or not, one of the best ways to stay healthy and happy is to remain optimistic. Many studies have shown that keeping a bright outlook can help you to navigate life in a much … [Read more...] about The Health Benefits of a Positive Attitude

The Top 6 Foods That Protect Against Cold and Flu

This time of year can be stressful for those with loved ones who are immunocompromised or elderly. Colds, flus, and other respiratory illnesses are just a few of the common illnesses that are known to spread during the colder months. Now, throw in the added concerns of a rampant COVID-19 variant, and many family members/friends feel more discouraged than ever. You may not be able to completely protect your loved one from all of these ailments, but you can help boost their immune systems to fight … [Read more...] about The Top 6 Foods That Protect Against Cold and Flu

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