Worrying about the potential side effects of a new medication can lead to stress. Fortunately, medication teaching and management are just two of the many skilled home health nursing services offered by Comfort Health in Rochester and the surrounding area.
Whether you live in your private home or in an assisted-living facility, Comfort Health’s registered nurses and licensed practical nurses are on call to provide professional management, observations, assessments, education, and hands-on care. Services may include, but are not limited to, comprehensive physical, psychosocial, and environmental assessments; injection administration; enterstomal therapy, catheter care and change; diabetes management and education; wound care and/or dressing changes; pre- and post-operative care; IV lab draws with delivery to your local lab; ventilator care and management; infusion therapy; and much more.
By having the assistance of Comfort Health’s skilled nurses at your side, the stress in your life can be decreased, which is a very good thing. According to Web MD, during a stress response, your heart rate increases, your breathing quickens, your muscles tighten, and your blood pressure rises. Our bodies are designed to handle small doses of stress, but we’re not equipped to handle long-term, chronic stress without ill consequences.
Stress can affect all aspects of your life, including your emotions, behaviors, thinking ability, and physical health. No part of the body is immune. Emotional symptoms of stress include:
- Becoming easily agitated, frustrated, and moody
- Feeling overwhelmed, like you’re losing control or need to take control
- Having difficulty relaxing and quieting your mind
- Feeling bad about yourself, experiencing low self-esteem, loneliness, feelings of worthlessness, and depression
- Avoiding others
The physical symptoms of stress are numerous. They include headaches, upset stomach, chest pain and rapid heartbeat, insomnia, frequent colds and infections, low energy, nervousness and shaking, dry mouth and difficulty swallowing, and more.
With so much at stake, isn’t it wise to let Comfort Health assist with your skilled nursing needs? Call Comfort Health at 800-204-2332 or 507-281-2332 to make your appointment for skilled nursing services from a highly reputable, caring, and decades-old company. Our specialty is caring for you and your loved ones in the Rochester, MN, area.