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How Is Parenteral Nutrition Administered?

Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), also known as intravenous or IV nutrition feeding, is a method of getting nutrition into the body through the veins. Receiving TPN allows an individual to obtain nutrition using a route other than the digestive tract. TPN is ordered for patients who may have trouble swallowing, have difficulty moving food through … Continue reading

Home Nursing to Help Manage Arthritis Symptoms

Arthritis is a common condition that affects the joints. It causes inflammation and pain in one or more joints and is most prevalent among older people. Arthritis can make it difficult or impossible to manage daily tasks, especially for seniors at home. Professional home care services can provide help and support for your elderly loved one … Continue reading

National Home Care Month

Did you know that November is National Home Care Month? This is a time for the home care and hospice community to recognize the compassionate nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a difference for millions of patients and families. So many individuals and families (and even our health care system) rely … Continue reading

Tips For Medication Safety for Older Adults

Are you helping your senior loved one take medications? If you are (or might be in the future), then you must be mindful of medication safety. What is medication safety and why is it important? Medicines are intended to bring healing and wellness to an ill person. Yet, when they are not used according to … Continue reading

Making a Difference with Compassionate Nursing Care

When we think of nurses, many think of the words “efficient” or “diligent” or “professional”. However, at Passionate Private Duty, a provider of both home nursing care and non-medical home care in Illinois, we believe that home health solutions should be delivered with utmost compassion as well as expertise. We’ve compiled a list of ways … Continue reading

Having a Nurse Versus a Caregiver at Home

People who have used home care and home health care services can usually differentiate between the care provided by a caregiver versus a nurse. Caregivers (also called Direct Care Workers) assist with the activities of daily living, while nurses perform medical procedures and care. Choosing between these two professionals to provide in-home care boils down … Continue reading