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Old 01-23-2014, 09:14 AM   #1
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My DD is going to be getting 10 hrs a day home health care and I'm not sure how I feel about someone else caring for her? What has been ya'lls experience with have someone in your home everyday? Once I take my Certification test I will be her CNA but until then someone else will be.

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Old 01-23-2014, 10:30 PM   #2
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Jealous! We couldn't get nursing care for DS, even with a GJ and on oxygen at night. My mom had to be my daycare and we didn't sleep much for awhile when he alarmed constantly for going below 90.

I would sit down and think of the tasks you want her to do, vs. what you want to do yourself so that she knows what you expect. I would personally tell the home company you are only interested in female care if that matters to you (it would matter to me). I would be clear about if you are feeding her or she brings her own food, provider her a space for her personal belongings, and be clear on her personal cell phone use/playing on phone, how much she is playing/interacting, how much therapy she needs to be doing, if she attends doc appointments, etc.

Let the agency know if you want non-smoking nurses only.

Definitely write a schedule you would like followed as well. Do you want the nurse to bathe the child? Read to her? How often if she needs changed/bathroom? Meds?

And...I would make a point for an hour or two in the afternoons to GET OUT OF THE HOUSE and relax, even if it just means walking around the block a few times.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:10 PM   #3
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I am a home health nurse and pride myself in my work. I hope you find a nurse that fits beautifully into your home environment. Us good ones are out there, I promise you.
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