A Selection from
Community Health Experience (2 of 3)
by Jennifer Johnson
Nursing Student
Pennsylvania College of Technology

The home health care nurse also forms a closer relationship with her/his patientís
family than what is seen in other care facilities, because in numerous cases a
family member also becomes a primary caregiver. The home health nurse
knows that after she leaves her patientís home, the patient and family are on
their own, so the safety and well-being of the patient is very important. The
home nurse does her/his best to make sure their patients continue to progress
when they are not with their patients.