Home Nursing Services
HOME CARE NURSING
IN HOME NURSING SERVICES
Empower’s quality allied health care support now extends to home nursing services. By delivering a full-service platform, you can experience and benefit from our responsive service promise across all care professions.
Easily manage your client portfolio by using our streamlined processes that digitally capture your requests, quickly schedules appointments and receive timely reports without needing to chase or follow-up.
Access a qualified nurse to answer all your home nursing enquiries and advise you on short and long-term care needs of your respective clients.
And have peace of mind knowing we have carefully selected our nursing team to ensure they maintain our exceptional care service standards and have been screened and police checked to provide your clients with the highest nursing competence and safe care.
HOME NURSING SERVICES
IN HOME NURSING SUPPORT
Our highly qualified and friendly nursing team can provide your client with a broad range of nursing services. Click on the arrows next to each nursing service heading to view more information.
We play an important role in ensuring that people who live at home receive suitable information and/or assistance so your clients can take their medicines as prescribed. Our home nursing team liaise between family GPs and local pharmacists, to deliver safe and effective medicines administration, including IV therapy.
This essential service is particularly important when a person is struggling with memory loss or has Dementia, and is unable to take responsibility for their own medicines, or their carer needs help in managing and administering their loved one’s medicines.
All consumers will be assessed on their ability to manage their medications at the first visit, annually and as care needs change, and in accordance with relevant program guidelines to ensure care needs are met.
Expert wound prevention and management is available to treat chronic and complex wounds. We offer four aspects of quality wound care practice covering:
- Assessing and management of wounds and skin tears
- Pressure assessment & monitoring
- Infection control
- Care of wound
- Ostomy care
- Apply creams, lotions & ointments
- Nutrition for people with wounds
- Education on care of wound, compression and dressings
We aim to explain and manage behaviours that improve skin integrity, optimise healing and prevent possible recurrences.
For client that are susceptible to developing pressure ulcers, our experienced nurses can monitor and manage and maintain healthy skin including position regimes for consumers whose activity is limited to bed, chairs or wheelchairs.
We can help your clients actively manage their diabetes, so they can continue to live a full lifestyle at home. We offer a broad range of care services to help meet the challenges of managing diabetes and create a suitable plan and daily routine that fits in with their life. Our diabetes management services include;
- Blood sugar monitoring
- Medication management
- Nutrition assistance
- Exercise programs
- Diabetic foot care
- Medication management
Depending on the type of diabetes a person may have, medication may always be a part of their life and blood sugar monitoring may also need to be monitored on a regular basis. Our home nurses are available to support and manage medications and blood sugar monitoring for those people living with diabetes.
Empower’s home care nursing services involve support in the management of bladder and bowel control problems. We offer a services that aim to preserve dignity, reduce stress and regain confidence so your client can participate in daily activities and get back to enjoying life.
There are many ways to help manage incontinence and our services cover:
- Assessment and continence aids recommendations
- Catheter care - SPC & IDC
- Continence aids recommendations
- Environment modifications
- Physiotherapy exercises
- Nutrition assistance
- Mental health support
Management depends on the type of incontinence, its aetiology, the severity of symptoms, as well as the consumers factors such as cognition, functional status and medical history. Our nurses have the clinical background and experience to advise options for suitable treatment approach for each individual to match their lifestyle and keep them at home longer.
Is your client missing out on funding? Did you know that we can complete Cognitive assessments to determine their eligibility for the Dementia and Cognition Supplement?
Your client may be eligible for an extra 10% on top of the Home Care Package funding to keep them at home for longer.
Our Nursing Team complete the assessment using validated tools (PAS or RUDAS) and provide you with the assessment outcome on the same day.
This assessment is completed within a 1 hour visit.
Our post-hospital nursing care is designed to support consumers recovering from a medical procedure or illness and avoid hospital readmission.
We can help ensure a faster recovery by:
- Overseeing medication administration prescribed by their doctor
- Eat an appropriate diet
- Participate in therapy exercises
- Wound management to prevent infection
- Equipment aid prescription during recovery
- Mental health support
Following discharge from a hospital stay, we will consult with your client’s doctor to personalise the nursing service they need to restore their health and independence at home.
Our caring and respectful nursing team are experienced at delivering care support services for terminally ill patients in their own homes or the home of relatives, or care homes for the frail or aged – patients not in a hospital or in-patient palliative care unit.
We aim to provide comprehensive support for the person, their family and other carers, and support which embraces physical, psychological and spiritual needs.
Multidisciplinary care is available to palliative care patients to assist with control of pain and symptoms, hospital or hospice admission when required, equipment, social support and counselling.
Empower’s nursing team support all ages of people managing catheters. Whether it’s younger people who manage their own care, to adults with complex needs, older people who manage their own care, and frail older people with complex needs, our nurses are skilled and knowledgeable in this area with the prevention and management of common issues arising from catheterisation.
With the help of our nurses, you client can receive the stoma care needed in the privacy and comfort of their home, without needing to visit a hospital.
Our nurses are experienced in managing stomas and will educate your client on diet, exercise, and how to avoid complications through techniques, medications, aids and appliances.
Our nurses will help your client:
- understand how to care for their stoma
- solve any issues that arise
- learn what other resources are available to them in the community.
OUR SERVICE COMMITMENTS TO YOU
We Understand Your Needs and Deliver
Rapid Response – that’s our service guarantee
We acknowledge all referrals immediately and appointments are confirmed within 48 hours.
Initial appointments completed within a short time frame of receiving referral.
Continuity of Care
With an 87% retention rate, your clients can enjoy the same clinician while receiving meaningful, ongoing care.
We update you on the same day or within 24 hours of the initial appointment.
Cost Effective Services
There are no hidden fees. Our pricing includes travel, treatment and documentation time.
Professional and Friendly Team
We take the time to get to know every consumer, allowing us to create meaningful care plans to support their life goals. We are experts in co-ordinating services provided through Home Care packages, NDIS funding and scheduling private consultations.
What our clients say about Empower Healthcare.
A client advised me that he has seen many OTs and none had ever come close to the professional service Shonna delivers.
Andrew Caracoglia, Client Services Manager
As a worker in the field for 15+ years, it is very much appreciated when a fellow community worker automatically recognises their role as part of a greater multi-disciplinary team.
Daniel Pfau, Care Advisor
OUR SERVICE REGIONS
We have extensively expanded our nursing team throughout Victoria to meet your needs. Our nursing service footprint now includes:
- Greater Metropolitan Melbourne and surrounds
- Mornington Peninsula
We can cover your clients outside of these regions with an adjusted travel fee.
Please contact us on 03 9583 1364 for a free, non-obligatory travel price quote.