2020 The International Year of the Nurse: How Nursing Plus of Broward Helps Seniors Stay Safe at Home
At Nursing Plus of Broward, we are proud to join in the celebration with the World Health Organization (WHO), which has designated the year 2020 as the “International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.” The timing of the salute to nurses concurs with the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, social reformer and founder of modern nursing.
Here in the United States, nurses are often the medical professionals called upon to help older adults maintain their independence while living at home with care provided by a home healthcare nurse. Home healthcare nurses also provide crucial care for seniors at home following surgeries and illnesses.
At Nursing Plus of Broward, our Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) provide hospital-level care for your loved one in the comfort of their home. The reliable and compassionate care provided by Nursing Plus of Broward has never been more crucial than now, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Nursing Plus of Broward Helps Seniors Stay Safe at Home
The registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) of Nursing Plus of Broward have continued to help seniors stay safe at home during the pandemic by providing medical assistance including:
- Breathing techniques
- Administering medications/injections
- Monitoring vital signs
- Cleaning and dressing wounds
- Performing various medical therapies in the comfort of the patient’s home
In-home care from qualified, professional nurses like those at Nursing Plus of Broward treat a variety of conditions including:
- Wound management
- Pain management
- Post-surgery care
- Respiratory issues,
- And other chronic illnesses.
The need for quality, professional in-home nurses and therapists has never been more crucial than now, as the country faces a second round of COVID-19 outbreaks. The care provided by nurses, doctors and therapists in the homes of their patients deliver the needed care, while enhancing recovery and peace of mind for patients. This reduces the stress and anxiety that often accompanies a lengthy stay in the hospital or other medical facility.
During the height of the pandemic and now, the staff remain vigilant and passionate with aiding and assisting clients. Nursing Plus of Broward continues to limit exposure successfully through the use of CDC recommended personal protective equipment (PPE) and ensures your loved ones stay safe with expert medical care at home.
The Critical Efforts of Nurses and Midwives Around the World
Around the world, there are 22 million nurses and 2 million midwives, representing half of the international healthcare community who deliver crucial healthcare on a daily basis. It is a role nurses and midwives have fulfilled for hundreds of years.
Today, these tireless healthcare workers offer family planning information, administer vaccines, and deliver expert care during childbirth. Without the efforts of nurses and midwives around the world, for many, these services would not exist.
Nurses and midwives deliver care on many levels and within a variety of specialties:
- Working toward the diagnosis
- Treatment and prevention of diseases
- Providing family planning health services
- And more!
Nurses provide crucial care for many in the United States, not only in hospitals and rehabilitation facilities but also via home health care. They help senior adults maintain an independent lifestyle and enjoy continued health in a safe and caring environment.
Paying Tribute to Amazing Nurses
At Nursing Plus of Broward, we are proud of our exceptional team of RNs, LPNs, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Home Health Aides, and Medical Social Workers who work tirelessly to provide care for seniors, allowing them to remain happy, healthy, and independent. We would like to say Thank You to all the amazing nurses around the world waging war against COVID-19 and other diseases and invite you to join in and lend your support to nurses in 2020, The Year of the Nurse with these ideas:
- Recognize nurses’ efforts in your local community.
- Organize or participate in local events, encouraging local leaders and celebrities to join in the promotion.
- Display campaign posters proclaiming the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife in your businesses, schools, and organizations.
- Work with the media and local artists to promote a positive focus on nursing.
- Create partnerships with organizations to strengthen support.
- Take the cause to social media to raise awareness for an increased investment in the global health workforce (#SupportNursesandMidwives, #Nurses2020, #Midwives2020).