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.