Nursing and Caregiving: A Set of Helping Hands
Adulting is not easy. You have to take care of yourself, your family and your career; all at the same time. And this can often turn out to be challenging, especially when a family member gets sick and you have to attend to them. We can’t always stay home to look after our loved ones and go out for work at the same time. This is where nurses and caregivers can assist you in your hour of need.
Know your needs
Before you hire someone, you must decide if you need a nurse or a caregiver. They are not the same. Nurses are licenced with medical training and they can carry out all the duties of a nurse. Caregivers on the other hand are more like helping hands. They will not perform medical duties and you should not expect or ask them to either (for your own safety). But more and more caregivers are getting additional trainings these days.