May 8, 2020

A Home Care Nursing Story

We are featuring a series of brief nursing stories all week to celebrate the outstanding work of our nurses during National Nurses Week (May 6-12).

The following story is from one of our home care nurses:

Simple acts of kindness help people and go a long way in putting their minds at ease.

Many children of older adults are unable to see their parents or loved ones due to stay at home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. I have a patient who requires assistance with his medications including prefilling his weekly planner and ordering refills. His daughter would normally assist him, however, she lives out of state and is unable to help him. I have been assisting with this task and checking in with his daughter weekly to give her updates. They are both extremely grateful.