Nursing in the Community Week 14-20 September 2020 – Helping Hand

Nursing in the Community Week 14-20 September 2020

Nursing in the Community Week is an opportunity to shine a light on the work of our amazing Community Nurses.

Many people associate the nursing profession in the context of a hospital setting.  However, Community Nurses play an integral role in providing much needed professional clinical care to people in their own homes.

In the last 12 months, Helping Hand has experienced a surge in demand for Home Care Packages.   In response, we are developing ways to expand and enhance our nursing services in metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia.

With the emergence of COVID-19, Community Nurses have played a particularly significant role.  Helping Hand has called upon its team of qualified Community Nurses to provide expert training to Care Workers on the correct use of PPE, hand hygiene and other COVID-19 related procedures and guidelines.  Community Nurses have also provided advice to Home Care staff to support their clients navigate the COVID-19 guidelines and keep them safe, reassured, and healthy at home.

For many older people, being able to access nursing services at home is a lifeline, both for them and their families.  Support from a Community Nurse can help an older person to live independently and stay in their own home, and their local community, for longer.

  • Community Nursing in an incredibly challenging and demanding profession as well as a rewarding vocation.
  • Helping Hand’s Community Nurses deliver a range of services, including:
  • individual nursing assessments, general wellbeing checks and care plans
  • skin integrity and wound-care management
  • continence management
  • medication supervision and management
  • assistance to manage PEG and stoma.
  • Every day, 365 days a year, Community Nurses enable older South Australians to live their best lives, in their own homes and communities.

Click HERE for more information on Nursing in the Community Week

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