NorthWest Calgary & Airdrie (Change Location)

Nurse Directed Home Care

When a loved one is unable to conduct normal duties, many families experience caregiving stress. Our Caregivers have the time and specific training needed to manage this level of care.

Please contact your local Home Instead® franchise office to review which services are permitted and available in our in-home care services area.

Home Instead Caregiver checks blood pressure of senior woman at home

Confident Highly Personalized Care

Many families are concerned about keeping track of their loved ones' care, especially meeting their medical needs. In order to help them avoid a transfer to a nursing home or another higher level of care, our trained and licensed Care Professionals offer assistance in the convenience and comfort of home. Where specialist services are offered, we also have registered nurses on site to support those programs and be ready to step in should your senior's requirements increase. Our highly individualized services could consist of:

Nursing Services

  • Medication Management including administer intramuscular injections into the skin
  • Provide assistance with home dialysis
  • Assist with diabetic wound care on client's feet

Medication management and administration

  • Manage medication by crushing or splitting medications as well as drawing dosage for oral liquid medications, as prescribed
  • Administer medications by placing medication in a senior’s mouth if they are unable to do so

Vital sign tracking and interpreting

  • Take blood pressure, pulse and temperature
  • Interpret vital sign outcomes and respond to thresholds

Wound care support

  • Provide wound care with simple dressings
  • Provide bathing assistance when a senior has a wound or dressing
  • Assist with skin care when a senior has an open wound

Diabetes/glucose testing management

  • Monitor glucose (i.e. Accuchecks) to determine blood sugar reading
  • Administer insulin and record and document findings

Ostomy and Catheter care

  • Emptying a catheter drainage bag
  • Remove or replace a pre-sized wafer around a stoma
  • Changing Ostomy Bag

Oxygen therapy

  • Adjust a flowmeter to the prescribed setting
  • Monitor the oxygen saturation levels

Feeding tube

  • Turn on and off a feeding tube machine
  • Flush feeding tubes
  • Change dressing around the feeding tube


Latest Review from our community

We can’t say enough good things or thank you and your caregivers enough for the remarkable care provided to mom over the past year. Each caregiver brought something unique to the role, and took a personal interest not only in mom’s care, but also what would keep her interested, positive and entertained through some long and painful final days. Although the caregivers were all excellent, some stand out as truly remarkable people and gifted at what they do. Mom’s journey these last months would have been impossible without them, and overall, with your added nursing expertise and support, Home Instead’s service totally exceeded all our expectations.

Home Care Made Just For You

We know families looking for care have many things to consider and want to make the right decision. Our free no-obligation Care Consultation can help you decide the best senior care option for your family.
Home Instead Caregiver and senior review client care journal