Home Health Nursing – visiting nurse

Home Health Nurses, also called visiting nurses, provide health care for people in their homes. They may need care after surgery, recovering from an illness or injury, due to disability, or because they are frail.

Home health nursing encompasses a range of skills and knowledge, providing general health assessment and care for patients, as well as specialized care in the cases of specific illnesses, diseases, or injuries. Many home health nurses also assist patients with general daily activities such as bathing, dressing, eating, and even running errands or doing housework for patients. They may also counsel patients to help them care for themselves as much as possible to prevent additional health problems or reduce health risks.