Many of our nurses are providing care in someone's home for the first time using Carol. Read their story explaining how they felt and how it has impacted their lives.
From Julie, RN
"Caring for my patient today felt great! To give a bath does not require a nursing degree but the assessment and education that was given to the patient and their family was a huge benefit to them. Giving the care that a patient needed and the appreciation that was shown is why I became a nurse.
As I went to meet my first patient, I’ll admit I was a little nervous. At the door I was greeted by the patient’s spouse. The patient was sitting in the chair in the living room. I introduced myself, asked how she was doing and told her why I was there. Her daughter had requested the care and I wanted to be sure she was all right with me helping her with a bath. The bath went well. Afterward we discussed skin care and how to prevent a pressure ulcer. I asked if there was anything else they needed and went on my way.
It was fun to give care in a way that was new to me. I enjoyed going into someone’s home who requested my help. It wasn’t awkward or weird. The patient and her husband were very nice, and you could tell that I was wanted and welcome there. I look forward to going back to their home if they request care."