Mr. A, 75 years old, continues to be treated at home after being hospitalized for a stroke and other complications. He could only lie down and needed help with basic activities such as eating, drinking, changing clothes, bathing, and going to the toilet.
Mr. A will have to use a feeding tube or nasogastric tube to ensure he gets the nutrients he needs for about 30 days. The use of this tube is important to prevent malnutrition which could affect his recovery. However, not everyone can properly install and keep the nasogastric tube in good condition.
The nasogastric tube should be replaced every 3-7 days. The condition of the tube should also be monitored regularly to make sure that it is not torn, loose, or clogged. If a blockage or tear occurs, the patient may suffer from additional complications. Kavacare’s caregiver is available to help carry out nursing actions for Mr. A.
Not only responsible for the installation and maintenance of the nasogastric tube, Kavacare’s caregiver can also check and control Mr. A's vital signs. Thus, when his vital signs show a decline, Kavacare will take necessary medical actions. This includes coordinating with the Kavacare team to call an ambulance and take him to the hospital for a better treatment.
If needed, Kavacare can also help install/maintain catheter, stoma, and others depending on the patient's needs at home.
Mrs. F, 65 years old, was discharged from the hospital after receiving diabetes treatment. Her doctor provides guidelines to keep her blood sugar at normal levels with a healthy diet and regular light exercise. Also, there are medications and insulin that needs to be injected.
Based on the doctor's diagnosis, Mrs. F also had retinopathy complications due to her high blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose levels. As a result, she experienced symptoms such as blurred and dark vision and she found it difficult to understand colours of objects around her. Therefore, diabetes home care management became very important.
Mrs. F is still able to carry out her usual activities with minimal assistance from family members at home. However, she needs constant reminders to take medications and needs help injecting insulin into her stomach or arm. During this time, no family member can devote enough time to caring for her.
To ensure that Mrs. F receives the treatment recommended by her doctor, Kavacare’s caregiver can assist with both administering medications and injections. Kavacare uses the six rights principles of safe medication administration to patients: right patient, right medicine, right dose, right time, right route, and right documentation.
By doing this way, Mrs. F’s diabetes can be controlled, and her loved ones no longer have to worry about administering safe medications.
- Mrs. K, 38 years old, who was married seven years ago, is expecting her firstborn. While visiting an obstetrician at the hospital, she was diagnosed with a high-risk pregnancy. Therefore, the circumstances of her pregnancy require regular monitoring and examination.
Mrs. K had been hospitalized and slept in bed for several days in the hospital due to a hematoma. The doctor then allowed her to go home, but she should maintain the pregnancy by not doing strenuous activities and resting more at home.
Mrs. K's husband has to work five days a week. He leaves in the morning and often returns home in the evening. So Mrs. K needs help, especially when her husband is not home.
The Kavacare team can assist in providing maternity care for Mrs. K at home. These services include nursing care to detect potential pregnancy complications, medication administration, blood pressure monitoring, intravenous therapy administration, and home care that enables Mrs. K to comply with activity restrictions while maintaining her home routines.
The services also include education for mothers about the care of the newborn, such as the importance of breastfeeding and monitoring the baby's condition at home. The Kavacare team is committed to making the mother's pregnancy and the birth of a child a positive experience for the mother and her family.
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