Australia’s healthcare system is renowned worldwide for its efficiency and patient-centric approach. A significant component of this is the growing trend of home nursing. While hospitals and clinics play a pivotal role in acute medical care, there’s an increasing appreciation for the personal, one-on-one assistance that professional home nurses provide.
Top 10 Reasons for Choosing Home Nursing
If you’re wondering why many Australians are choosing this route, here are the top 10 reasons:
- Comfort of Home Environment: Nothing can replace the familiar comfort of one’s own home. The presence of loved ones, personal belongings, and even pets can contribute to faster healing and better mental well-being.
- Personalised Care: Home nurses provide individualised attention, focusing solely on one patient. This ensures that care routines are tailored according to the patient’s unique needs, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.
- Cost-Effective: In the long run, home nursing can be more cost-effective than prolonged hospital stays. With no overhead charges for room stays and additional hospital facilities, patients and families can save considerably.
- Flexibility: The flexibility of scheduling is another perk. Whether it’s a few hours a day or round-the-clock care, home nursing services can be adjusted based on the patient’s condition and progress.
- Reduces Hospital Readmissions: With continuous, focused care, the likelihood of complications is reduced. This means fewer trips back to the hospital, ensuring that recovery is protected and uninterrupted.
- Support for Daily Activities: Beyond medical care, home nurses assist patients with daily activities, making sure they maintain a good quality of life. This includes help with meals, hygiene, mobility, and more. Experienced Home Nurses will work with other carers to provide holistic care that promotes the patient’s wellbeing.
- Specialised Care: Many home nurses are trained in specific areas of care, such as post-operative, disability, palliative or geriatric care. This ensures that patients receive expert assistance in line with their medical requirements.
- Respite for Families: Taking care of an unwell or recovering loved one can be overwhelming. Home nurses provide families and care teams with much-needed respite, ensuring they get periodic breaks to rejuvenate while being confident that their person is in capable hands.
- Safety and Monitoring: Home nurses not only provide medical care but also ensure the living environment is safe, minimising risks and providing the best place for recovery and coping with being unwell.
- Emotional Support: The journey to recovery isn’t just physical. It’s emotional too. Having a compassionate, professional and experienced companion can make one’s journey less daunting and that’s why our home nurses provide patients with emotional and psychological support too.
Discover VIVA Mutual for Quality Home Nursing
If these reasons resonate with you and you’re considering home nursing for yourself, a participant or a loved one, it’s crucial to choose the right provider. Enter VIVA Mutual, we’re a trusted provider of disability support and home nursing services in Australia. Here’s why we’re proud of the VIVA Difference, and why we stand out:
- Accreditation: VIVA Mutual prides itself on our accreditations, assuring you that we comply with Australia’s stringent healthcare and disability standards.
- Tailored Services: Understanding that each individual is unique, VIVA Mutual ensures that every person receives care tailored to their specific needs.
- Expertise: Our team comprises skilled professionals trained in various care specialties, ensuring that your person always receives expert attention.
- Holistic Approach: Beyond physical health, VIVA Mutual focuses on the holistic well-being of our community, ensuring people’s emotional, psychological, and social needs are also addressed
- Timeliness: We aim to provide services on the same day or within 24 hours of your enquiry.
For those considering home nursing now or in the future, the benefits are clear. And at VIVA Mutual, you’re assured of quality, compassion and expertise every step of the way. If you’d like to explore how VIVA Mutual can support you, your participants or your loved one, don’t hesitate to reach out and make an obligation-free enquiry.
VIVA Mutual’s Home Nursing team is available around the clock to support NDIS participants with health management in their homes, away from clinics and hospitals. All members of the VIVA team are qualified Registered Nurses or Enrolled Nurses who can provide a wide range of services; from injections and wound care to supporting the management of complex conditions such as incontinence, dysphagia and diabetes. For many, the VIVA Mutual Home Nursing approach can lead to quicker and more comfortable recovery, while potentially reducing overall healthcare costs, and building trusting relationships with our caregivers.
For a confidential chat with VIVA’s lovely Nursing Team, please call 08 8877 8000 or send us an email via firstname.lastname@example.org