The training and experience of a licensed R.N. when you want skilled care.

Mission

 

To find and implement skilled, compassionate, and creative solutions to keep you or your loved one as independent as possible.

What's the difference between hiring a nurse

and hiring a caregiver?

Nurses

  • ​Nurses have strict educational requirements which include several types of degrees. I have a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Therapeutic Recreation and a Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Degree and acquired my license as a Registered Nurse in 2005.

  • Nurses constantly Assess, Plan, Implement and Evaluate their client's care

  • Registered Nurses supervise and direct caregivers, Certified Nurse Assistants and Licensed Practical Nurses

  • Nurses are licensed to perform skilled care (tube feeding, regular injections, IV therapy, medication administration, wound care, etc.) If you or your loved one desires or requires skilled care, you may need a nurse on hand.

  • Nurses use critical thinking skills based on scientific knowledge to help lead and monitor the progress of our clients

  • Nurses are obligated by their licensing boards to follow a high standard of ethics and accountability

  • See a more complete list under Services.

Caregivers

  • Professional caregivers are not required to have formal education or training.

  • Tasks vary per agency and individual, but a caregiver's role can include bathing, shopping, cooking meals and light housekeeping for their clients.

  • They generally work for agencies that have their own set of standards

  • Most caregivers are self-trained or are provided on-the-job training.

  • Caregivers usually receive specific directions from the patient's family or their healthcare agency. 

  • Caregivers are generally to help with activities of daily living and to provide companionship for their clients; they provide a personal touch.

  • Caregivers are not trained to assess patients or use critical thinking skills.

  • Caregivers are not trained  to do any medical tasks, including dealing with patient medications

What is the difference between a Nurse and a Caregiver?